Media Releases

FWC Decision Means More Job Opportunities

“It is encouraging that the Fair Work Commission has moved in the right direction to make weekend work more secure,” says Aaron Lane, Legal Fellow at the Institute of Public…

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New Research Program To Improve Policy Advice

This week the Institute of Public Affairs launched its new Parliamentary Research Brief Program which will provide concise analysis on topical issues direct to parliamentarians. “The program builds on what…

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Minor Party Voters Fed Up With Red Tape

Fifty-two per cent of minor party voters believe Australia is over-regulated, according to an Essential Research poll released on 14 February 2017. “This is clear evidence that minor party voters…

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IPA: 18C Repeal The Only Option

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today warned that only full repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act would fix the problems with…

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IPA: Victorian Opposition Right To Repeal Victorian Renewable Energy Target

“The Victorian Opposition is right to scrap the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) in Victoria. It is a costly scheme which raises energy prices while providing no noticeable benefits to…

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IPA: South Australia Has No One Left To Blame

Last night’s partial blackout in South Australia is only a small taste of things to come, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “About the only…

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IPA: Victorian Gas Ban Just Plain Wrong

The announcement by the Victorian Opposition to support the Victorian Government’s permanent legislative ban on the exploration and development of unconventional gas and the extension of the moratorium on conventional…

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IPA: Construction Costs In Melbourne Sky High

Construction and labour costs in Melbourne are among the highest in the world, second only to places like New York, according to a new research paper The Impact of the…

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IPA: Australia Must Follow United States And Cut Tape

“President Donald Trump announced today that his Administration will significantly reduce red tape on job creating businesses. Australia must implement serious reforms to reduce the $176 billion cost red tape…

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Free Speech Not A Fringe Issue – Poll

New opinion poll research shows that 95% of Australians think free speech is important to them with over 57% saying it is “very important”. “Much to the surprise of some…

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Australia Must Cut More Red Tape On Drones

Regulators must continue efforts to cut unnecessary red tape on drone technology – including removing restrictions on flying beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) for commercial operators – according to a new…

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Business Confidence High But Small Businesses Know There Is More Work To Be Done

Today’s Sensis Small Business Index shows that small and medium businesses are more confident about the future than they have been since early 2010. However, the report also shows that…

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