Submissions

Submission To The Inquiry Into Social Services And Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023
3 July 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into Social Services And Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023 (“the bill”). The bill aims to make minor amendments to
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Submission To The Inquiry Into Tasmanian Adult Imprisonment And Youth Detention Matters
29 May 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into Tasmanian Adult Imprisonment And Youth Detention Matters

Dear Committee Members, Inquiry into Tasmanian Adult Imprisonment and Youth Detention Matters I am writing this letter regarding the current inquiry into Tasmanian adult imprisonment and youth detention matters. I note the Committee was given the following Terms of Reference: To inquire into and report upon Tasmanian corrective services and justice system matters related to adult imprisonment and youth detention
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Submission to the Select Committee on Cost of Living
12 May 2023

Submission to the Select Committee on Cost of Living

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Select Committee on Cost of Living (“the committee”). The findings contained in this submission are based on wide-ranging analysis published in numerous IPA research reports over the past 12 months regarding issues relevant to the
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IPA Submission To The Senate Finance And Public Administration References Committee Inquiry Into The Administration Of The Referendum Into An Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice
24 April 2023

IPA Submission To The Senate Finance And Public Administration References Committee Inquiry Into The Administration Of The Referendum Into An Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice

Dear Secretary IPA Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry into the Administration of the referendum into an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice This submission has been prepared to share IPA research and analysis with the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee as it conducts its inquiry into the administration of the referendum into
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Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics
4 April 2023

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics

Dear Committee Secretary, Institute of Public Affairs (‘IPA’) Submission to the Inquiry Into Promoting Economic Dynamism, Competition, and Business Formation The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the IPA, with the Standing Committee on Economics’ (‘the Committee’) inquiry into promoting economic dynamism, competition, and business formation. Attached to this are five research reports relevant
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Parliamentary Research Brief – How Sensible Criminal Justice Reform Would Help Solve Over-incarceration And Worker Shortages
27 March 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – How Sensible Criminal Justice Reform Would Help Solve Over-incarceration And Worker Shortages

Our latest research brief discusses Australia’s alarming incarceration rate and nationwide worker shortages. IPA research has found that over-incarceration and worker shortages could be addressed by adopting sensible criminal justice reform. If the proposed offender employment program was adopted for low-risk non-violent offenders, government budgets could be improved by $2 billion every year through reduced prison costs and increased income
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IPA Response To Australian Law Reform Commission Religious Educational Institutions And Anti-Discrimination Laws: Consultation Paper (2023)
9 March 2023

IPA Response To Australian Law Reform Commission Religious Educational Institutions And Anti-Discrimination Laws: Consultation Paper (2023)

Dear Commissioner IPA Response to Australian Law Reform Commission Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws: Consultation Paper (2023) Freedom of religion is a core Australian value which has enriched the lives of Australians at an individual level and benefited society as a whole. The freedom to hold, express, and act on religious beliefs is an inalienable human right and integral
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Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into ASIC Investigation and Enforcement
1 March 2023

Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into ASIC Investigation and Enforcement

Dear Secretary Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Australian Securities and Investments Commission Investigation and Enforcement This submission has been prepared for the Senate Economics References Committee regarding its inquiry into the Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigation and enforcement activities. The aspects of the terms of reference which are dealt with in the submission are: The
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Letter to the Prime Minister On The Interference Of Big Tech In ‘The Voice’ Debate
1 March 2023

Letter to the Prime Minister On The Interference Of Big Tech In ‘The Voice’ Debate

Dear Prime Minister The Federal government must ensure the Voice to Parliament debate is free and fair The Institute of Public Affairs was founded in 1943 as a non-profit educational research organisation with the objectives: to further the individual, social, political, and economic freedom of the Australian people; and to maintain and enhance the Australian way of life. A central
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Australians Support A Free And Fair Debate On Voice: A Review Of Submissions On The Federal Government’s Voice Referendum Amendment Proposals
10 February 2023

Australians Support A Free And Fair Debate On Voice: A Review Of Submissions On The Federal Government’s Voice Referendum Amendment Proposals

The Albanese government has proposed suspending the law requiring the government to fund the publication and distribution of an official pamphlet setting out the “Yes” and the “No” case for any referendum to change the Australian constitution. This means there would be no publicly funded information campaign to inform voters of the arguments for and against changing the Australian constitution
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