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ACTU Right On The Problem; Wrong On The Solution
2 November 2017

ACTU Right On The Problem; Wrong On The Solution

“The ACTU is right to say that the rising cost of living needs urgent policy attention. But the right way to reduce the cost of living is to cut red tape to increase competition in the energy, housing, education, and childcare sectors,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Today the
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Race Has No Place In The Constitution
26 October 2017

Race Has No Place In The Constitution

“The Coalition government’s decision to reject the divisive indigenous-only ‘voice to parliament’ is a win for equality and liberal democracy,” said Simon Breheny, Director of Policy at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The decision made by the government today affirms the democratic values on which Australia was founded. The Australian Constitution should treat all Australian
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Decentralise Threatened Species Regulation
23 October 2017

Decentralise Threatened Species Regulation

The responsibility for protecting threatened species should be returned to the States, according to a new report released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The report, Decentralising the Protection of Australian Threatened Species, authored by IPA Research Fellows Morgan Begg, Darcy Allen, and Daniel Wild, found that the size of the federal list of threatened
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Senate Committee Report Confirms Red Tape Strangling The Australian Economy
19 October 2017

Senate Committee Report Confirms Red Tape Strangling The Australian Economy

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the recommendations from the Select Committee on Red Tape interim report: Effect of red tape on environmental assessment and approvals. “The Senate Committee’s report confirms the economic damage caused by environmental red tape in Australia,” said IPA research fellow Daniel Wild. “The government should implement the Committee’s recommendations, including
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National Energy Guarantee A Missed Opportunity
17 October 2017

National Energy Guarantee A Missed Opportunity

“The government’s decision to keep emissions reductions at the centre of Australia’s energy policy is a missed opportunity,” said Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The government should eliminate emissions reductions as a component of Australia’s energy policy. Accounting for just 1.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions Australia makes no noticeable
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The Rise Of Identity Politics: History In Australian Universities
17 October 2017

The Rise Of Identity Politics: History In Australian Universities

History undergraduates are not being taught about the history and substance of Western Civilisation, according to a new Institute of Public Affairs report The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities, authored by Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. The report systematically reviews the
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Australia Is One Of The Most Hostile Nations For Business Investment And Job Creation
28 September 2017

Australia Is One Of The Most Hostile Nations For Business Investment And Job Creation

Australia continues its slide down the global competitiveness rankings on key areas such as taxes, regulations, and energy supply, according to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index Report released on the 26th of September. “The WEF shows that Australia remains one of the most hostile nations to new business investment and job creation”, said Daniel Wild, research fellow
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Victorian Donation Law Changes A Threat To Free Speech
18 September 2017

Victorian Donation Law Changes A Threat To Free Speech

The Andrews government’s proposed changes to Victorian donations law are undemocratic and a threat to freedom of speech, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “Making the choice to donate to a party or a cause is a political act. Government bans on donations are therefore a ban on political participation,” said Simon Breheny, Director of
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IPA Report – Indigenous Australians And The Criminal Justice System
15 September 2017

IPA Report – Indigenous Australians And The Criminal Justice System

A new report released today by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs: Indigenous Australians and the criminal justice system, examines the very high rate of incarceration among Indigenous Australians. The report makes an original contribution through a renewed focus on core principles of justice and corrections, while being mindful of Indigenous disadvantage. It finds that despite decades
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Emergency Plebiscite Law A Major Threat To Free Speech
12 September 2017

Emergency Plebiscite Law A Major Threat To Free Speech

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today criticised the government’s emergency plebiscite vilification law as another attack on freedom of speech. “This vague legislation is completely unnecessary, as there are already federal and state bases laws against incitement,” said Simon Breheny, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. “The Coalition government is playing with
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