Submissions

Inquiry into the ‘Commitment to the Senate’ issued by the Business Council of Australia

Below is an extract from the IPAs submission to the Senate Economics References Committee This Senate Inquiry is highly questionable. It refers to an undertaking made by private companies in…

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Submission To The State Development, Natural Resources And Agriculture Industry Development Committee Relating To The Vegetation Management And Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Proposed changes to vegetation management law in Queensland are burdensome red tape and an erosion of property rights. This submission will refer to three major reforms included in the Vegetation…

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Inquiry Into The Future Of Work And Workers In Australia

Inquiry into the future of work and workers in Australia We refer to the above inquiry, and provide a submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work…

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A Law Unto Themselves: The Australian Bureau of Meteorology

This is the full text of a letter from IPA Senior Fellow, Dr Jennifer Marohasy, sent to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Environment and Energy, on 12 November,…

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Submission To The Senate Select Committee On The Future Of Public Interest Journalism

It is widely agreed that a free and independent press is an essential part of a democratic order. This submission addresses itself to the implications of the words free and…

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Submission: Inquiry Into Penalty Rates

Recent IPA research shows that penalty rates were introduced in order to deter weekend work. Overtime, the justification of penalty rates has shifted to being a compensatory measure. As preferences…

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Submission: Inquiry into the Major Bank Levy Bill 2017 and the Treasury Laws Amendment (Major Bank Levy) Bill 2017

The Government’s proposed levy should be abandoned. It is a tax on all Australians which will increase the cost of buying a house and starting a business, was designed without…

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Submission To The Senate Red Tape Inquiry Into Environmental Assessments And Approvals

Australia has experienced 26 years of unbroken economic growth, but with little to show for it. Business investment is declining, and wages growth and new business start-ups are at record…

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Chris Berg’s Response To Question On Notice

Dear Committee, At the Sydney public hearings on the Select Committee on Red Tape on 24 February 2017, Senator Dastyari asked me to take on notice a “large ideological question”:…

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Submission To The Senate Economics Committee Inquiry Into The Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 [Provisions]

Policymakers shouldn’t be asking how the superannuation system can better support government spending, or more stringently punish those who seek to take care of themselves. It should be about how…

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Response To Tertiary Education Quality Standards – Diversity And Equity

The proposed draft Guidance Note represents a significant threat to freedom of speech and free academic inquiry in Australia’s universities. The Guidance Note should be withdrawn. The concerns with the…

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IPA Opening Statements To The Senate Inquiry Into Criminal, Civil And Administrative Penalties For White Collar Crime

Our submission is informed by the work of our ongoing criminal justice project, which is developing policy reform across the criminal justice system, from incarceration, to policing, to the criminal…

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