Research Papers

Net Zero Emissions Means Net Zero Jobs

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has warned of humanitarian and economic destruction if the Morrison Government were to adopt a net zero emissions target. “The Coalition’s…

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Lockdowns Hit Low-Income Australians Hardest

New research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has found that the bottom fifth of income earners saw over half a million jobs disappear…

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Mainstream Australians Overwhelmingly Support Free Speech

A new poll of 1,038 Australians commissioned by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has found that Australians overwhelmingly support freedom of speech, according to new polling commissioned by…

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Interest On Australia’s Massive Debt To Cost $64 Billion Per Year By 2030

Interest payments on Commonwealth debt could become the third-largest spending item in just 10 years, behind only health and income support for seniors, according to new research from free market…

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653,600 Jobs At Risk From Net Zero Emissions Target: IPA Report

Coal miners, farmers, and steel and iron workers hold the majority of the 653,600 jobs which could be destroyed by the adoption of a net zero emissions target in Australia,…

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The Fair Go – Going, Gone: The Decline Of The Australian Way Of Life, 2000 to 2020

Key findings : The quality of the Australian way of life is collapsing.  The Australian Way of Life Scoreboard, which measures the quality of the Australian way of life, has declined…

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University Audit Finds Humanities Riddled With Critical Race Theory And Identity Politics

A new audit of Australia’s top ten ranked universities reveals that the humanities are no longer concerned with the intellectual and cultural inheritance of Western Civilisation. The audit The Humanities…

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Letter to Treasurer

  Dear Treasurer, As you would be aware the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has long been concerned about issues of freedom of speech in Australia. The IPA strongly supports…

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Report: Australian Small And Family-Run Business In Crisis

Research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs outlines how a dramatic re-shaping to the structure of Australia’s economy has largely benefited big corporates and the financial sector, at…

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Evidence Based Policy Research Project: 20 Case Studies

Australia’s governments, both state and federal, are failing to undertake best practice policy making. This failure is undermining the quality of public policy and is having a detrimental impact on…

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Report – Mainstream Australians Smashed As Lockdowns Disfigure Economy

Lockdowns implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have permanently disfigured the economy, according to a new report from free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The report,…

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Medical Capacity: An Alternative To Lockdowns

The best available domestic and international evidence suggests that lockdowns don’t work. They impose significant social, cultural, humanitarian, and economic costs while at best being of debatable efficacy in managing…

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