Research

New ABS Data Highlights Government Broken Promise On Migration
16 July 2024

New ABS Data Highlights Government Broken Promise On Migration

“The latest ABS data confirms the federal government is simply not interested in delivering on its promise to reduce Australia’s record migration surge, and will dramatically overshoot its net overseas migration commitment,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest migration data shows the federal government has already exceeded its
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IPA Research – Climate Trigger An Economic Disaster
15 July 2024

IPA Research – Climate Trigger An Economic Disaster

“It would be a $227 billion disaster for the Australian economy should the federal government use a ‘climate trigger’ as a bargaining chip to ensure the passage of its Nature Positive agenda,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. With the federal government likely to need the support of the Greens and the Teals to
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Economic Analysis Of The ‘Climate Trigger’
15 July 2024

Economic Analysis Of The ‘Climate Trigger’

Download the research noteDownload Introducing a ‘climate trigger’ would potentially prevent $227.1 billion of investment into the Australian economy. A ‘climate trigger’ refers to a policy mechanism whereby a certain level of annual carbon emissions from a given project would trigger the need for a federal EPBC Act approval. $134 billion of investment in future emission intensive projects would be
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Not Conservative Enough?
12 July 2024

Not Conservative Enough?

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 12 July 2024 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication.  It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. ‘Not conservative enough?’ Never mind Burke, Rishi Sunak’s illiberalism is to blame for
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What The Federal Government’s Proposed Environment Protection Agency Will Cost To Taxpayers
12 July 2024

What The Federal Government’s Proposed Environment Protection Agency Will Cost To Taxpayers

Download the research noteDownload The proposed Environment Protection Australia agency would be the sixth most resourced agency in the federal government out of 137, based on 2022-23 financial year data, with estimated revenue from the federal government of $1.8 billion. Environment Protection Australia would increase the number of bureaucrats in the Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water portfolio by more
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Activist EPA to be Expensive, Unaccountable, and Secretive
12 July 2024

Activist EPA to be Expensive, Unaccountable, and Secretive

“The federal governments’ proposed ‘Environment Protection Australia’ is on track to be one of Australia’s costliest government agencies, which will pile more red tape onto our vital industries and will be largely unaccountable,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. In order to operate a federal EPA responsible for enforcing the Albanese government’s Nature Positive agenda,
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Albanese Is In A Multicultural Muddle
11 July 2024

Albanese Is In A Multicultural Muddle

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian constitution and racial equality. A commitment to multiculturalism doesn’t answer why “Muslim Votes Matter” sits so uneasily with Australia’s liberal democracy. At the Sydney Jewish Museum on Tuesday at an event to announce the country’s first special envoy on antisemitism, Anthony Albanese said: “Australia can
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E-Safety Commissioner’s Misleading Indigenous Abuse Warning During Voice Debate Played Into Her ‘Oppressor And Oppressed’ World View
9 July 2024

E-Safety Commissioner’s Misleading Indigenous Abuse Warning During Voice Debate Played Into Her ‘Oppressor And Oppressed’ World View

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Australia’s internet censorship and misinformation laws. E-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman-Grant has a track record of crying wolf, and her narrative about the abuse of Indigenous Aussies ahead of the Voice referendum is not the only example of her distorting the facts to suit
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‘Curriculum Wars’ Are Distorting History For Political Advantage
9 July 2024

‘Curriculum Wars’ Are Distorting History For Political Advantage

In this article, Dr. Bella d’Abrera contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on the national curriculum. The desecration of the memorials to our fighting men and women in Canberra is a physical manifestation of the broader cultural conflict that is currently afflicting our nation. The delinquents who committed these acts of vandalism are part of a nihilistic movement that seeks
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Raising The Criminal Age Only Sweeps Youth Crime Under the Carpet
8 July 2024

Raising The Criminal Age Only Sweeps Youth Crime Under the Carpet

In this article, Research Analyst Mia Schlicht contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on criminal justice reform. The Victorian state government has committed to raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 years old to 12, and to 14 years old by 2027 in an effort, it says, to avoid young people entering the criminal justice system early. Yet,
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