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More Renewables Will Not Solve The Renewables Problem – Finkel Review

The recommendations of today’s Finkel Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, if accepted by government, will ensure that electricity prices continue to rise with little improvement…

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Another Year, Another Hike In The Minimum Wage

“Another year, another hike in the minimum wage,” said Aaron Lane, legal fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “Minimum wage decisions are becoming all…

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IPA Welcomes Trump Climate Change Decision

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed this morning’s news that the Trump Administration will withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. “America has stood up,…

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New IPA Research: Government Should Abandon Bank Tax

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs today released a research brief outlining why the Government should abandon its proposed changes to the banking sector. The brief argues…

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LNP Leading Australia With Red Tape Reduction Plan

The Queensland Opposition’s plan to cut red tape by committing to a 20% red tape reduction target is a strong policy. However, more should be done such as through implementing…

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Bank Tax Is An Arbitrary Abuse Of Government Power

“The bank tax is an unconscionable violation of the Coalition government’s low tax principles. All taxes are paid for by workers, consumers, and shareholders. The bank tax is no exception….

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Turnbull Government Makes Wrong Choices On Taxes And Spending

“This Budget lacks the ambition needed to fix the deep structural problems with our national economy and finances. Taxes will continue to rise, and government will remain too big”, said…

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The New South Wales Government’s Bold Criminal Justice Reforms Will Improve Community Safety

“The New South Wales Government should be congratulated for its bold criminal justice reforms, which will improve community safety and have the potential to save taxpayers money in the longer…

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Australia Needs A One In Two Out Rule

Today the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, Reducing Red Tape in Australia: ‘One in, Two Out’ Rule. The research found Australia would have 107,885 fewer pages…

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New IPA Report Details Enormous Growth In Environmental Law

New research by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs details the enormous growth in environmental law from 1971 to 2016. The research paper by IPA research…

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IPA Research Outlines Criminal Justice Lessons From The United States

“There are a number of lessons for Australian governments from the United States about how to reform our criminal justice systems to improve community safety,” said Andrew Bushnell, Research Fellow…

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Westpac Can’t See the Forest for the Tweets

Westpac’s revised Climate Change Plan, which rules out funding new coal-producing regions and imposes other restrictions on lending for coal mines and power stations, is another example of Australian companies…

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