Parliamentary Research Briefs

Why Western Australia Needs Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal justice reform is a combination of measures designed to arrest and reverse the rise of incarceration, reduce reoffending and crime, guarantee community safety, and save taxpayers money. This is…

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The First Rung: The Role Of Low-paid Work In Building Success

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s premier free market think tank, is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom. The Parliamentary Research Brief program…

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How To Solve Australia’s Small Business Crisis

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia’s premier free market think tank, is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom. The Parliamentary Research Brief program…

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An Economic Policy Agenda For Mainstream Australia

The 2019 election result was driven by mainstream Australians rejecting an agenda to fundamentally transform Australia. The government now has an opportunity to build and reinforce institutional bulwarks against the…

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20 Policies To Fix Australia

15 Policies The Coalition Should Implement But Will Not And 5 Policies They Should Not Implement But Will (Click here to download the full list of policies.) A Statement on…

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Ten Points About The Paris Climate Agreement

Our new research brief provides ten points about the Paris Climate Agreement. The binding international emissions reduction obligations imposed on Australia by the Paris Climate Agreement will result in significant…

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New Research Explains Why Australia Must Pull Out Of Paris

The only way to bring down power prices is to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, according to research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs. “For Australia…

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IPA Urges Rethink Of State Ownership Of The ABC

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today called on the Morrison Government to privatise the ABC in light of allegations of editorial interference by ABC Chair…

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South Australia Should Allow Offenders in Community Service To Do Paid Work

“Offenders in community service in South Australia are not doing all the hours of work that they should be doing to pay back their debts to society,” said Andrew Bushnell,…

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Government Should Dump The NEG

“The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) will impose substantial and irreparable economic damage without delivering a discernible environmental benefit. It is not in Australia’s national interest and should not be implemented,”…

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3.55 Million Workers Will Benefit From Enterprise Tax Plan No.2

The Coalition’s proposed Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) will reduce corporate taxation from 30% to 25% over 2019-2027 for all businesses.1 This builds on Treasury Laws Amendment…

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Victorian Parliament Must Reject Andrews’ Electoral Bill

The Institute of Public Affairs has today urged Victorian Members of Parliament to oppose the Victorian Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, which is an undemocratic and wasteful attack on free…

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