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Australia Needs More Than Labor’s Union-appeasing Industrial Relations Laws To Fix Our Chronic Worker Shortage

At a critical economic period in our history, union-friendly concessions have been made instead of real reform enacted for the benefit of everyday Australian. You would have to look very…

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Pensioner Power Beats Migrant Workers

Governments never ask the public how they think worker shortages should be remedied – if they did, they would get a different answer to pulling the migration lever. A few…

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Happy New Highest Tide For 2023 – Sunday 22nd January

Shout out to Bruce Davidson! I am planning to be in Noosa on Sunday, January 22nd for the highest astronomical tide for the year. I will dust off Skido (my drone) and…

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Fear, Flooding, Forecasting & Australia’s 2022 Official Rainfall Statistics

This year the Australian Bureau of Meteorology waited until after close of business on Friday 6th January 2023 to release the official climate statistics for 2022. After claims of unprecedented extreme…

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The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land

Labor is basking in an aura of competence. The Liberals do not even know what their product is any more. Could that change this year? If Anthony Albanese could call…

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Australia’s Democratic Backslide

Democracy is the backbone of the Australian way of life. By global standards, Australia’s electoral and democratic institutions are at an exceedingly high standard, but it is important to constantly…

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‘Away with the Manger’: Christmas Hijacked By Politics

Away with the manger; no wisemen from afar; the little Lord Jesus; replaced by Indigenous art! Imagine Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building bulldozed into rubble. That was the likely fate of…

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Museums Of Vandalism, Doomsayers, And Climate Catastrophe

It is probably fair to say that the last few months in the life of the average gallery attendant has become a little more challenging than usual. A role that…

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IPA Poll: Australians Do Not Believe It Is Racist To Oppose The Voice To Parliament

“Mainstream Australians have shattered the elitist disinformation campaign that says, ‘if you oppose the Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament you are a racist’,” said Morgan Begg, Director of the Legal Rights…

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2022 Annual Report

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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022

Dear Secretary, Since 1943 the Institute of Public Affairs has been committed to defending and extending the Australian way of life and mainstream Australian values. Central to the Australian way…

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Who Stands For The Free Market?

When business stops advocating for the benefits of competition and the danger of government regulation, Albanese’s energy price relief plan is the result. If a week is a long time…

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