Australian Way of Life

Loser Victoria Shouldn’t Be A GST Winner
15 March 2024

Loser Victoria Shouldn’t Be A GST Winner

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into Australia’s economic prosperity. Any federal government, Labor or Liberal, that’s serious about reforming Commonwealth-state relations would stop rewarding the Victorian government’s disastrous financial mismanagement. The office sweepstakes for the Melbourne Cup is a tradition in Victoria. There are prizes for those holding the ticket for the horses that
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New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform
14 March 2024

New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“The latest ABS data again shows prisons are fast approaching capacity, as violent crime continues to surge. It is clear we need to focus on who we incarcerate and how we can get more people into work and a better life,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Corrective services data released today by the Australian
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Truth In Political Advertising’ A Disguise For Elites’ Attack On Free Speech And Democracy
14 March 2024

Truth In Political Advertising’ A Disguise For Elites’ Attack On Free Speech And Democracy

“So-called ‘truth in political advertising’ laws are nothing more than a brazen attack on free speech, and are fundamentally designed to shut down political opposition to the agendas of the federal government and the political elite,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, it has been reported that the federal government is
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Future Of Energy Is Costly
13 March 2024

Future Of Energy Is Costly

In this article, Rocco Loiacono contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. I believe it was Albert Einstein who stated that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting a different result. This, it seems, is Energy Minister Chris Bowen’s modus operandi – insisting renewable energy is
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How Australia Was Made – Series Launch
13 March 2024

How Australia Was Made – Series Launch

How Australia Was Made is an educational research project of The Centre for the Australian Way of Life at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). It consists of series of research essays written specifically for an Australian audience tracing the development of Western Civilisation through successive time periods. They take us from Ancient Greece to Modern Australia in a manner
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What Secret Is Labor Hiding With Their Nature Positive Plan?
13 March 2024

What Secret Is Labor Hiding With Their Nature Positive Plan?

In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into red tape and its impact on Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. As it approaches its second anniversary, the Albanese Government has demonstrated a clear pattern of behaviour when implementing its radical policy agenda. Step one: come up with an inoffensive and simplistic name for controversial legislative changes, like
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Daniel Wild On The Rita Panahi Show Discussing Criminal Justice Reforms – 12 March 2024
12 March 2024

Daniel Wild On The Rita Panahi Show Discussing Criminal Justice Reforms – 12 March 2024

In this interview, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into criminal justice. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rita Panahi: Let’s talk about something serious though. We’ve been talking about this issue on this programme just about
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Daniel Wild Detailing IPA Scorecard Research On Perth Live 6PR – 12 March 2024
12 March 2024

Daniel Wild Detailing IPA Scorecard Research On Perth Live 6PR – 12 March 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild joined Oliver Peterson on 6PR Perth Live to discuss IPA’s research into Australia’s economic prosperity. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Oliver Peterson: Today, the Institute of Public Affairs has released its State Economic
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IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case
12 March 2024

IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case

“Although the focus of economic policy is usually at the federal level, decisions made by state governments have real-world consequences for families and businesses. With economic headwinds gathering, measuring state government performance is critical,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released its State Economic Scorecard 2024, ranking the performance of Australian states
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State Economic Scorecard 2024
12 March 2024

State Economic Scorecard 2024

Key Findings This research note assesses the performance of each Australian state across ten key economic measures, to develop a state economic scorecard. The measures use the most recently available data across a variety of macroeconomic metrics, and finds: Table A: Relative strengths and weaknesses of Australian states in key economic measures
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