PUBLICATIONS

1 November 2016

Default Superannuation – Let All Australians choose

All Australians should have the freedom to choose their superannuation fund according to a submission to the Productivity Commission’s Superannuation Default Model Inquiry by free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “There should be no role for an employer, trade union, employer organisation or the Fair Work Commission in choosing where an employee invests their own retirement savings,” said
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28 October 2016

IPA Welcomes PM Support For Inquiry Into 18C

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs today welcomed the Prime Minister’s comment that a parliamentary inquiry into section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 would be a “reasonable” way of having an “open and calm, cool discussion of the issues” relating to freedom of speech. The Prime Minister on 3AW this morning said that the
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28 October 2016

Submission On Alternative Superannuation Default Models

The Institute of Public Affairs believes that superannuation lies at the heart of important national policy questions about taxes, spending, personal responsibility and choice, as well as the appropriate role of government and its regulatory authorities. The superannuation system in Australia and other countries exists as a means to enable individuals to take greater responsibility for their own lives and
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The Culture Of Freedom: New Book By Dr Kevin Donnelly AM
27 October 2016

The Culture Of Freedom: New Book By Dr Kevin Donnelly AM

The Institute of Public Affairs Foundations of Western Civilisation Program aims to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed by members of our society. How can we understand other cultures if we do not have a firm grasp of our own? This is the question both posed
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The Culture of Freedom
27 October 2016

The Culture of Freedom

How can we understand other cultures if we do not have a firm grasp of our own? This is the question both posed and answered by Dr Kevin Donnelly in The Culture of Freedom, the 5th addition to the IPA’s series of monographs on Western Civilisation. In this latest monograph, Dr Donnelly details the unique and special nature of Western culture.
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27 October 2016

Submission To The Royal Commission Into The Protection And Detention Of Children In The Northern Territory

The central contention of this submission is that while there is rightly significant community concern about the operation of youth justice facilities in the Northern Territory, this concern should not be used to indict the entire youth justice system in the Territory. Underlying the problems affecting these facilities are social, economic, and cultural factors that better explain the unique aspects
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IPA Report On The $1.2bn Economic Cost Of Green Lawfare
27 October 2016

IPA Report On The $1.2bn Economic Cost Of Green Lawfare

The IPA’s recent report on how section 487 of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act1999 enables environmental activists to hurt development and job creation, was featured on the front page of The Australian today:  Environmental groups’ legal challenges to development projects ranging from dams and roads to coalmines are estimated to have cost the economy up to $1.2 billion — an amount
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26 October 2016

Submission To The Inquiry Into The impact Of The Government’s Workplace Bargaining Policy

Enterprise bargaining requires negotiation from both sides. The government’s policy provides the flexibility for this to occur on the employer side. This is in stark contrast to the public sector unions’ bargaining policy, which, as the IPA understands, has objected to every single proposed APS agreement – including those agreements which have ultimately resulted in approval from employees. The IPA’s
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South Australia’s New Home Detention Laws Should Not Be About Coddling Criminals
21 October 2016

South Australia’s New Home Detention Laws Should Not Be About Coddling Criminals

Lindsay Bassani, a former Education Department bureaucrat and football coach, was sentenced to home detention after stealing almost $10,000 from the South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy. Despite being allowed to avoid prison, he is now complaining about his electronic tracking bracelet because of the stigma of being seen with it. The fact that Mr Bassani is complaining is a
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Malcolm Turnbull Must Ignore The Luvvies – He Leads A Centre-Right Party
21 October 2016

Malcolm Turnbull Must Ignore The Luvvies – He Leads A Centre-Right Party

Tony Abbott is right. Australians are sick of the revolving door of prime ministers. As Abbott said on Wednesday, there’s not going to be a change in the Liberal leadership “any time soon”. Liberal MPs are still too bruised by last year’s leadership contest and a close-run election to contemplate either going back to Abbott, or moving to the next
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