Submissions

Submission to the Australian Curriculum Review by the Institute of Public Affairs
12 July 2021

Submission to the Australian Curriculum Review by the Institute of Public Affairs

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has undertaken and published research and analysis of the Australian Curriculum since the beginning of the development of the Australian Curriculum in 2009. The proposed Australian Curriculum presents a singular ideology which is hostile to all aspects of the Australian way of life in the following ways; it is skewed to the political left,
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Australians Must Not Be Divided By Race
23 March 2021

Australians Must Not Be Divided By Race

The Institute of Public Affairs is committed to undertaking research to defend and extend the Australian way of life and mainstream Australian values. Central to the Australian way of life is the idea that all Australians are equal in the eyes of the law and that every Australian shares an equal voice in the governance of the nation. This letter,
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The COVID Omnibus Bill Would Be The Most Significant Violation Of Human Rights In Australian History
7 October 2020

The COVID Omnibus Bill Would Be The Most Significant Violation Of Human Rights In Australian History

Victorians have been living through a period of social and political restrictions on the Australian way of life that is unprecedented in our history. Since March 2020, Victorians have been required to comply with strict stay at home orders and restrictions on public activities and gatherings. These restrictions have been issued under the State of Emergency declared under the Public Health
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Cross-Curriculum Priorities and the Teaching of History in NSW
6 October 2020

Cross-Curriculum Priorities and the Teaching of History in NSW

The Institute of Public Affairs is committed to undertaking research to promote the importance of Western Civilisation in Australian society. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed by Australians today. A significant focus of the Foundations
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IPA Research Into Anti-Vilification Protections In Victoria
2 June 2020

IPA Research Into Anti-Vilification Protections In Victoria

The Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) Is committed to undertaking research to promote the human dignity of all Australians. At the heart of human dignity is individual freedom. This is why a key focus of the IPA’s research is on freedom of speech, legal rights, and the rule of law which are at the core of Australia’s liberal democratic
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Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-Discrimination Legislation – Submission
10 April 2019

Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-Discrimination Legislation – Submission

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the scope of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti-discrimination legislation. It is the view of the IPA that the terms of reference and the title of the review itself prejudge the outcome, and its direction regarding freedom of speech
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Submission to the Economics Legislation Committee inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018
24 October 2018

Submission to the Economics Legislation Committee inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018

The IPA welcomes the opportunity to provide the attached document, Time to End GST Redistribution: 2018 Update, as a submission to the inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018. The report outlines the theoretical and practical flaws in cross-jurisdictional redistribution of taxation revenue (or horizontal fiscal equalization),
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IPA submission to the University of Tasmania’s Draft University Behaviour Policy and Procedure
19 October 2018

IPA submission to the University of Tasmania’s Draft University Behaviour Policy and Procedure

This submission responds to the University of Tasmania’s Draft University Behaviour Policy and Procedure. This submission raises concern that the proposed policy seriously threatens freedom of expression and infringes legal rights. The University of Tasmania is currently one of Australia’s highest ranked universities on freedom of speech in the IPA’s Free Speech on Campus Audit 2017. The University is one of few
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Submission To Inquiry Into Impediments To Business Investment
9 July 2018

Submission To Inquiry Into Impediments To Business Investment

The Institute of Public Affairs welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Inquiry into Impediments to Business Investment. This submission focusses on the role that public policy has played in causing a down-turn to business investment, and approaches that can be taken to reverse this trend. Australia is a land of great potential and opportunity. Yet bad
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The Case For Abolishing Occupational Licensing
15 June 2018

The Case For Abolishing Occupational Licensing

Occupational licensing is government regulation of the conditions under which someone can legally practice an occupation. The requirements can relate to education attainment, experience, personal character, residency, and payment of membership fees to professional industry bodies. In Australia, many occupations require a license to legally operate, including doctors, lawyers, electricians, hair dressers, weed controllers, and driving instructors. Occupational licensing imposes
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