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IPA Research Tour Of Central Queensland To Discuss Impact Of State Energy And Emissions Policies
19 March 2024

IPA Research Tour Of Central Queensland To Discuss Impact Of State Energy And Emissions Policies

“Queensland’s regions are under attack from an onslaught of political polices that are designed to undermine the existence of the very industries these communities rely upon for employment and growth,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA will travel to central Queensland to release new research which focuses on the jobs
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Support For Criminal Justice Reform Via Outback Ranch Program Welcomed
15 March 2024

Support For Criminal Justice Reform Via Outback Ranch Program Welcomed

“Momentum is building for criminal justice reform with further support for proposals to establish innovative outback ranch work programs to get troubled youths off the streets, give them skills, and get them into work,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA welcomes the initiative of the Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton and David
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New ABS Data Confirms Record Unplanned Migration Continues
15 March 2024

New ABS Data Confirms Record Unplanned Migration Continues

“The latest ABS data shows the federal government has not honoured its promise to ‘normalise’ Australia’s migration intake, as it continues to bring in an unprecedented number of arrivals without any plan for how they will be accommodated,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released new overseas arrivals
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New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform
14 March 2024

New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“The latest ABS data again shows prisons are fast approaching capacity, as violent crime continues to surge. It is clear we need to focus on who we incarcerate and how we can get more people into work and a better life,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Corrective services data released today by the Australian
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Truth In Political Advertising’ A Disguise For Elites’ Attack On Free Speech And Democracy
14 March 2024

Truth In Political Advertising’ A Disguise For Elites’ Attack On Free Speech And Democracy

“So-called ‘truth in political advertising’ laws are nothing more than a brazen attack on free speech, and are fundamentally designed to shut down political opposition to the agendas of the federal government and the political elite,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, it has been reported that the federal government is
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IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case
12 March 2024

IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case

“Although the focus of economic policy is usually at the federal level, decisions made by state governments have real-world consequences for families and businesses. With economic headwinds gathering, measuring state government performance is critical,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released its State Economic Scorecard 2024, ranking the performance of Australian states
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Erraring Extension Common Sense
7 March 2024

Erraring Extension Common Sense

“The likely extension of the Eraring coal-fired power station’s operations in New South Wales is a victory for common sense and a recognition by our political leaders that net zero requires a drastic re-think”, said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, it was reported that the New South Wales government is nearing agreement to
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National Accounts Show Australians Are Going Backwards
6 March 2024

National Accounts Show Australians Are Going Backwards

“The federal government’s unplanned mass migration program is driving the decline in GDP per capita, as shown by today’s National Accounts. While the overall size of the economic pie may be growing, it is leaving Australians with an even smaller slice,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, the December 2023 quarter National
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Despite Record Funding, Declining Results Highlight Education Failure
6 March 2024

Despite Record Funding, Declining Results Highlight Education Failure

“A ‘back-to-basics’ approach to education in Australia has never been more urgent. Today, governments at all levels are spending record amounts but results continue to decline. Without serious reform our students will continue to fail,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research by the Institute of Public Affairs, released today,
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Recipe For Disaster – Record Migration As Building Approvals Continue To Fall
4 March 2024

Recipe For Disaster – Record Migration As Building Approvals Continue To Fall

“The HIA’s latest housing construction shortfall data reinforces the IPA’s concerns that we are simply not building enough houses that Australians, and new migrants alike, can afford to buy,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, the Housing Industry Association’s latest housing construction forecast revealed an astonishing 200,000 shortfall of dwellings against the
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