Research Papers

The Fair Go – Going, Gone: The Decline Of The Australian Way Of Life, 2000 to 2020

Key findings : The quality of the Australian way of life is collapsing.  The Australian Way of Life Scoreboard, which measures the quality of the Australian way of life, has declined…

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University Audit Finds Humanities Riddled With Critical Race Theory And Identity Politics

A new audit of Australia’s top ten ranked universities reveals that the humanities are no longer concerned with the intellectual and cultural inheritance of Western Civilisation. The audit The Humanities…

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Letter to Treasurer

  Dear Treasurer, As you would be aware the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has long been concerned about issues of freedom of speech in Australia. The IPA strongly supports…

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Report: Australian Small And Family-Run Business In Crisis

Research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs outlines how a dramatic re-shaping to the structure of Australia’s economy has largely benefited big corporates and the financial sector, at…

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Evidence Based Policy Research Project: 20 Case Studies

Australia’s governments, both state and federal, are failing to undertake best practice policy making. This failure is undermining the quality of public policy and is having a detrimental impact on…

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Report – Mainstream Australians Smashed As Lockdowns Disfigure Economy

Lockdowns implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have permanently disfigured the economy, according to a new report from free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The report,…

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Medical Capacity: An Alternative To Lockdowns

The best available domestic and international evidence suggests that lockdowns don’t work. They impose significant social, cultural, humanitarian, and economic costs while at best being of debatable efficacy in managing…

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How Red Tape Stops Business And Job Creation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal and state governments in Australia implemented social distancing rules and lockdown measures which forced many businesses to close with the effect of putting…

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Red Tape Stops 398,000 New Businesses, 894,000 Jobs, And $26 Billion In Wages

Red tape prevented up to 398,000 businesses and 894,400 jobs, paying a total of $26.3 billion in wages, from being created over the past 15 years according to new research…

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Historical Temperature Records Around the Great Barrier Reef

This report by Dr J D Vlok and Dr J J Marohasy is an overview of historical temperature measurement around the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), including: sea surface temperature (SST)…

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Bypassing Democracy: A Report On The Exemption Of Delegated Legislation From Parliamentary Oversight

Questioning and challenging the policies and actions of ministers and senior bureaucrats is fundamental to parliament’s role in holding the government to account. While the Commonwealth parliament can practice oversight…

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Bypassing Democracy – A Report On The Exemption Of Delegated Legislation From Parliamentary Oversight

Questioning and challenging the policies and actions of ministers and senior bureaucrats is fundamental to parliament’s role in holding the government to account. While the Commonwealth parliament can practice oversight…

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