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IPA Research Confirms $40 Billion Indigenous Spend Claim Correct
26 September 2023

IPA Research Confirms $40 Billion Indigenous Spend Claim Correct

“One of the most insidious features of the referendum campaign has been the repeated claims of ‘fact-checking’ by the political class, media, and elites to silence the views and opinions of mainstream Australians they disagree with,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On Sunday 24 September 2023, presenters on Channel Ten’s The Project cited
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Employment White Paper Cop Out
25 September 2023

Employment White Paper Cop Out

“Making permanent the minor changes to the pension work bonus scheme is welcome, and an endorsement of IPA research, however the White Paper fails pensioners, veterans, and students by not committing to remove all disincentives to work once and for all,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs The federal government’s Employment White Paper outlines a
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Covid Inquiry Farce A Breach Of Trust With Australians
22 September 2023

Covid Inquiry Farce A Breach Of Trust With Australians

“It has become clear, since the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Covid-19 inquiry, that Australians can have no confidence in its process, its leadership, or that it will provide the answers they deserve about the mismanagement and controls imposed on them during the pandemic,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. On Thursday, the Prime
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New ABS Data Reveals Worrying Rise In Prisoner Numbers
21 September 2023

New ABS Data Reveals Worrying Rise In Prisoner Numbers

“The alarming growth in Australia’s prisoner numbers is a sure sign we need a wholesale change in our criminal justice approach, one built on common sense, with community protection at its core,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals the number of people in prisons nationwide
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Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach
20 September 2023

Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach

“The failure to remove tax and red tape barriers stopping pensioners, veterans and students from working must be addressed as a priority in the federal government’s Employment White Paper to be released next week,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research has shown that $32 billion in wages is foregone each year as tax
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Bowen’s Nuclear Costings Dwarfed By Cost Of His Very Own Renewables Plan
18 September 2023

Bowen’s Nuclear Costings Dwarfed By Cost Of His Very Own Renewables Plan

“The Energy Minister is not being fair dinkum with Australians about the cost of nuclear and our energy future. It’s about time he was honest with Australians about the cost of the federal government’s flawed renewables plan,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The federal government’s reported estimate to convert Australia’s baseload power stations from
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Regional Australia Hardest Hit By Worker Shortages
14 September 2023

Regional Australia Hardest Hit By Worker Shortages

“Australia’s unprecedented worker shortage crisis is a handbrake on vital economic growth, with communities in regional Western Australia and regional Queensland most heavily impacted,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA has today released a geographic analysis of worker shortages across Australia, measuring the severity of worker shortages across 35 geographic zones. The report
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New Data: Record Migration To Worsen Housing Crisis
12 September 2023

New Data: Record Migration To Worsen Housing Crisis

“Australians must brace for even further increases in the cost of housing and rents as the federal government’s record, unplanned migration intake arrives without any plan to build the number of homes needed,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that: “The surge in
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Western Australia’s Incarceration Rate Nation’s Highest – Reform Urgent
8 September 2023

Western Australia’s Incarceration Rate Nation’s Highest – Reform Urgent

“Western Australia now has the highest incarceration rate of all the states in Australia, highlighting the need for urgent reform as prisons numbers across the state sit above full utilization rates,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research released today by the IPA shows Western Australia’s criminal justice system is struggling under the weight
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Industrial Relations Re-Regulation To Entrench Massive Worker Shortage
6 September 2023

Industrial Relations Re-Regulation To Entrench Massive Worker Shortage

“The federal government’s systematic re-regulation of Australia’s job market will further entrench the unprecedented, nation-wide shortage of workers, driving up costs for business and fuelling inflation,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Earlier this week, the Federal Minister for Industrial Relations, Tony Burke, tabled the government’s latest tranche of industrial relations legislation, the Fair Work
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