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IPA Research: One Third Of Prime Agricultural Land Sacrificed For Net Zero Pipe Dream
11 December 2023

IPA Research: One Third Of Prime Agricultural Land Sacrificed For Net Zero Pipe Dream

“Policymakers cannot escape the reality of the impact wind and solar energy generation will have on Australia’s landscape, particularly on our prime agricultural land, which will have to be sacrificed to satisfy net zero mandates,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research analysing the land use of forecast
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IPA Research Tour of Mallee and Riverland Regions to Discuss Impact of Renewable Energy Projects
10 December 2023

IPA Research Tour of Mallee and Riverland Regions to Discuss Impact of Renewable Energy Projects

“Communities right across regional Australia are on edge as renewable energy projects demanded by inner-city elites threaten their way of life and livelihoods; communities in the Mallee and the Riverland are no different,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA team will visit Mildura, Robinvale, Swan Hill, Kerang, Renmark, and Berri
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Latest PISA Rankings Confirm Long-Term Decline In Australian Student Achievement
6 December 2023

Latest PISA Rankings Confirm Long-Term Decline In Australian Student Achievement

“Australia’s education system and the National Curriculum are failing our students, as new international data shows the dramatic decline in academic achievement over the last two decades,” said Colleen Harkin, National Manager of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Class Action program. Late last night, the OECD released its 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores. PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability
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IPA Research: Young Australians – Principled, Entrepreneurial and Want Leadership
1 December 2023

IPA Research: Young Australians – Principled, Entrepreneurial and Want Leadership

“The stereotyping of young Australians as left-wing does them a great disservice and fails to recognise that many are entrepreneurial, sceptical of big government, abhor censorship, and are far more concerned about cost-of-living than cutting emissions,” said Brianna McKee, National Manager of Generation Liberty at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released The Future of Australia: A Survey
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New ABS Prison Data Shows Why Criminal Justice Reform Urgent
23 November 2023

New ABS Prison Data Shows Why Criminal Justice Reform Urgent

“The latest ABS data shows prison numbers have climbed over the last 12 months, highlighting, yet again, the need for wholesale criminal justice reform, as current policy settings are simply not working or keeping us safe,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals the number of
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Federal Government Re-commits To ‘Misinformation’ Bill Censorship
23 November 2023

Federal Government Re-commits To ‘Misinformation’ Bill Censorship

“The federal Minister of Communications confirmation today that the government is committed to introducing the most draconian censorship Australians have ever faced outside of wartime, highlights it has not listened to community concerns,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. At the National Press Club today, while announcing a review into the Online
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National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy
22 November 2023

National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy

“Australian mining is the backbone of our way of life, and without it we would not be the successful and prosperous nation we are today, with living standards that are the envy of the world,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On National Mining and Related Industries Day, it is vital to recognise and
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Woke Ideology Trumps Core Literacy And Numeracy Teaching Skills
22 November 2023

Woke Ideology Trumps Core Literacy And Numeracy Teaching Skills

“We are setting Australian students up for failure by spending so little time teaching our teachers core literacy and numeracy skills, while university courses focus on woke issues and activism,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. Today, the IPA released a comprehensive analysis of the content in every education faculty
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Celebrating Our Farming Heritage On National Agriculture And Related Industries Day
21 November 2023

Celebrating Our Farming Heritage On National Agriculture And Related Industries Day

“Australia’s agriculture sector is world-leading and nation-building, consistently putting high quality produce on our tables. Yet, all too often our farmers are detrimentally impacted by poor public policy, which holds Australia back,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, on National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, it is important to recognise that Australia’s wealth
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Victorian Government Locking In Higher Household Energy Bills In State’s Constitution
15 November 2023

Victorian Government Locking In Higher Household Energy Bills In State’s Constitution

“The move by the Victorian government to force its half-baked SEC into the constitution guarantees higher household energy bills, makes blackouts more likely, and undermines Australia’s energy security,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The announcement by the Victorian government today that it will force its ideologically driven SEC into the state’s constitution means
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