Submissions

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Provisions Of The Environment And Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Nuclear Energy Prohibitions) Bill 2022
16 January 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Provisions Of The Environment And Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Nuclear Energy Prohibitions) Bill 2022

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this brief letter is to share recent research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) into Australian energy policy with the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into the Environment and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Nuclear Energy Prohibitions) Bill 2022 (“the bill”).
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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022
15 December 2022

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022

Dear Secretary, Since 1943 the Institute of Public Affairs has been committed to defending and extending the Australian way of life and mainstream Australian values. Central to the Australian way of life is the right of every Australian to have a say about the major political and cultural issues which affect them. On 1 December 2022 the Albanese government introduced
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Submission To The Inquiry Into Food Security In Australia
9 December 2022

Submission To The Inquiry Into Food Security In Australia

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (‘IPA’) into food security in Australia with the House Standing Committee on Agriculture (‘the Committee’). Australia produces enough food to feed 75 million people – its population three times over. As the Committee has acknowledged, however, the agricultural sector
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Submission To The Joint Select Committee On National Anti-corruption Commission Legislation
14 October 2022

Submission To The Joint Select Committee On National Anti-corruption Commission Legislation

Dear Secretary, Since 1943 the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has undertaken and published research to defend and extend the values of individual freedom, legal rights, and the rule of law in Australia. The purpose of this letter is to share with the Joint Select Committee on National Anti-Corruption Commission Legislation the IPA’s analysis of the proposed National Anti-Corruption Commission
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Draft Terms Of Reference For A Royal Commission Into The Covid-19 Response
12 October 2022

Draft Terms Of Reference For A Royal Commission Into The Covid-19 Response

Letters Patent are a legal instrument issued by the King granting an office, title, or status to a person. The Institute of Public Affairs has drafted this Letters Patent that should be used to appoint a person to conduct a Royal Commission into the causes and consequences of the Australian governmental Covid-19 response. The Letters Patent include the terms of
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Notes For The Opening Statement Delivered To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
28 September 2022

Notes For The Opening Statement Delivered To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today. I’d like to set out some broader economic context for the bill and its intent to alleviate the crippling worker shortage facing our nation. Forthcoming research by the Institute of Public Affairs has established the significant economic challenges facing Australia, which this bill seeks to alleviate. New private sector
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Parliamentary Research Brief To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
23 August 2022

Parliamentary Research Brief To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Australia is facing an unprecedented, country- wide shortage of workers, the effect of which is to reduce business investment, economic growth, and productivity, as well as forgone wages and government revenue. Urgent government action is needed to reduce the shortage of workers, with one promising initiative being to encourage more pensioners to re-enter the workforce by reduce the unfair penalty
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Submission To The Senate Standing Committees On Environment And Communications Inquiry Into The Climate Change Bill 2022 And The Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022
10 August 2022

Submission To The Senate Standing Committees On Environment And Communications Inquiry Into The Climate Change Bill 2022 And The Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022

LABOR NET ZERO BILL TO INVITE ENVRONMENTAL LAWFARE AND CRIPPLE REGIONAL AUSTRALIA Dear Secretariat, The Institute of Public Affairs appreciates the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications inquiry into the Climate Change (2022) Bill and Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022. These Bills seek to legislate, among other matters, a reduction to
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Submission to the Inquiry Into The Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Related Bills
21 December 2021

Submission to the Inquiry Into The Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and Related Bills

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 to the dignity of the individual. Religion has also enriched Australian life through the provision of material welfare
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Submission to the Review Of The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018
29 November 2021

Submission to the Review Of The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018

Since 1943 the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) ha s undertaken and published research to defend and extend the principles of individual freedom, legal rights, and the rule of law in Australia. The purpose of this letter is to share with the Parliamentary Joint Committee research of the IPA into the operation of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018
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