PUBLICATIONS

3 November 2016

Hazelwood Closure A Disaster For Victoria And Australia

The confirmation today that French energy company Engie will close Victoria’s Hazelwood power station in March 2017 and also try to sell Loy Yang B, will have serious consequences for electricity prices and security, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The fact that Engie would rather close its doors than continue to operate in Victoria
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I’m Sure They’ll Get It Right Next Time
3 November 2016

I’m Sure They’ll Get It Right Next Time

James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal compiled this list of headlines from the past decade, which really speak for themselves: “2006: Expect Another Big Hurricane Year Says NOAA”—headline, MongaBay.com, May 22, 2006 “NOAA Predicts Above Normal 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season”—headline, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration press release, May 23, 2007 “NOAA Increases Expectancy for Above-Normal 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season”—headline, gCaptain.com, Aug. 7, 2008
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Albrechtsen On The “Cult Of Taking Offence”
2 November 2016

Albrechtsen On The “Cult Of Taking Offence”

Janet Albrechtsen had an excellent article in The Australian today on the dangerous “cult of taking offence” ($) stifling free expression in the West: To be sure, America is the home of the modern-day propensity to find offence. If this was a cult called Scientology, progressives would be carefully deconstructing its concerning presence in modernity. But the cult of taking offence
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Ensuring A Future For Australian Coal Fired Power Stations
1 November 2016

Ensuring A Future For Australian Coal Fired Power Stations

Electricity systems exist to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to consumers and to businesses. The role of government should only be to support competition and private sector innovation in energy markets. When the production of economically viable electricity can also support the employment of thousands of people, particularly in regional Australia, this is a genuine win-win. The international market
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1 November 2016

Submission To The Senate Environment And Communications Committee – Ensuring A Future For Australian Coal Fired Power Stations

Electricity systems exist to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to consumers and to businesses. The role of government should only be to support competition and private sector innovation in energy markets. When the production of economically viable electricity can also support the employment of thousands of people, particularly in regional Australia, this is a genuine win-win. The international market
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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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