More Like Oz Day Than Not

Telstra CEO Vicki Brady recently said she would be working on Australia Day, thereby exerting pressure on the company’s 20,000 staff to conform because it “feels right to me”. How…

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Hyping Maximum Daily Temperatures (Part 2)

Available Australian Bureau of Meteorology parallel maximum temperature data for Mildura – temperatures recorded from both a mercury thermometer and a platinum resistant probe on the same day in the…

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New Poll: Majority of Australians Support 26 January As Australia Day

62% of Australians agree Australia Day should be celebrated on 26 January, according to a new poll commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs. The poll of 1,000 Australians found…

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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Australia Day Is A Day Of Celebration

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and IPA Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss Tony’s future in politics, the woke big businesses…

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Sea Level Update From Noosa National Park, Queensland Australia

It is repeated, non-stop: glaciers and ice sheets are melting, and so the sea levels are rising. We are all doomed. We will all be drowned, said Hanrahan. So, each…

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Costs The Earth

Electric vehicles are fun but expensive and not the sole future of motoring or a climate change solution, writes marketing expert John Kananghinis. The Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution is about…

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Hyping Daily Maximum Temperatures (Part 1)

There is more than one way to ruin a perfectly good historical temperature record. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology achieves this in multiple ways, primarily through industrial scale remodelling (also…

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PM Misleading And Evasive On Voice To Parliament

“Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s assertion in recent interviews that the Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament would not be ‘justiciable’ is either ill-informed or deliberately misleading,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director…

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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…

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Australia Needs More Than Labor’s Union-appeasing Industrial Relations Laws To Fix Our Chronic Worker Shortage

At a critical economic period in our history, union-friendly concessions have been made instead of real reform enacted for the benefit of everyday Australian. You would have to look very…

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Pensioner Power Beats Migrant Workers

Governments never ask the public how they think worker shortages should be remedied – if they did, they would get a different answer to pulling the migration lever. A few…

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Happy New Highest Tide For 2023 – Sunday 22nd January

Shout out to Bruce Davidson! I am planning to be in Noosa on Sunday, January 22nd for the highest astronomical tide for the year. I will dust off Skido (my drone) and…

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Fear, Flooding, Forecasting & Australia’s 2022 Official Rainfall Statistics

This year the Australian Bureau of Meteorology waited until after close of business on Friday 6th January 2023 to release the official climate statistics for 2022. After claims of unprecedented extreme…

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The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land

Labor is basking in an aura of competence. The Liberals do not even know what their product is any more. Could that change this year? If Anthony Albanese could call…

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Australia’s Democratic Backslide

Democracy is the backbone of the Australian way of life. By global standards, Australia’s electoral and democratic institutions are at an exceedingly high standard, but it is important to constantly…

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‘Away with the Manger’: Christmas Hijacked By Politics

Away with the manger; no wisemen from afar; the little Lord Jesus; replaced by Indigenous art! Imagine Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building bulldozed into rubble. That was the likely fate of…

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We Can Work It Out

Australia’s worker shortage can be addressed through no-regret policies that increase labour supply, writes IPA Research Fellow Saxon Davidson. Australia is currently facing an unprecedented worker shortage, and the Albanese…

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Taking Stock

Taking the Global Methane Pledge will harm Australia’s economy and have no impact on climate change, argues Professor Emeritus of Government Aynsley Kellow. I recently described climate policy by drawing…

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