Research Papers

IPA Report: The Employment Consequences Of The Early Closure Of The Eraring Power Station

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) was among the first organisations in Australia to quantify the potential employment impact of a policy of net zero emissions by 2050. In April…

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A Land Of Droughts And Flooding Rains: Forecasting Rainfall At Long Lead Times

The IPA has today released a new research paper by Senior Fellow, Dr John Abbot, highlighting the recurrent patterns of drought and flooding rains in Australia – challenging claims that…

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IPA Report: Net Zero Means No New Coal, Gas, Oil Jobs

“A net zero emissions by 2050 target means that, at a minimum, every coal, gas, and oil project in the construction pipeline will need to be scrapped, cancelling over 478,000…

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Self-reliance, Youth, And The Task Of Character

The Institute of Public Affairs has published a new report by Sydney-based psychiatrist and author Dr Tanveer Ahmed entitled Self-reliance, Youth and the Task of Character. All human beings need meaning…

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Victorian COVID-19 Detention Powers Could Be Unconstitutional: IPA Report

The Institute of Public Affairs has today published new research highlighting how the powers of detention in the Victorian government’s pandemic management legislation could be struck down for being incompatible…

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Sunshine and Sine Waves

A new Research Paper from the IPA has found there is sufficient evidence to question the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) view that global warming in the industrial era…

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Daniel Andrews’ Pandemic Bill: The Attack On our Democracy

The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (“the Bill”) introduced by the Victorian state government into the Legislative Assembly on 26 October is a demand for power…

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How the IPCC Buries Evidence of the Sun’s Climate Influence

The latest IPCC report conclusively states that global warming can be attributed mainly to human activities, particularly emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels. Contributions to warming in recent times…

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Net Zero Hits Regional Workers Three Times As Hard: IPA Report

A worker in an electorate represented by the National Party is over three times more likely to lose their job than a worker in an electorate represented by the Liberal…

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The Two Australias: The Talkers Versus The Doers

In recent decades, the Australian economy has undergone significant structural changes as the manufacturing and agricultural industries have declined and services industries have taken their place. Simultaneously, Australia has been…

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What Corals Can Tell Us About Climate Change

A new paper from Dr John Abbot, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, reveals that records from living and fossilised corals show natural variations in temperature stretching back…

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The Science Behind Peter Ridd’s Dismissal

A new paper from Dr Jennifer Marohasy has tackled four big myths that have taken hold in Great Barrier Reef research, and in so doing has highlighted the importance of…

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