IPA Review Articles

Equality Before The Law, Not Laws For Equal Outcomes
20 October 2023

Equality Before The Law, Not Laws For Equal Outcomes

This magazine is being sent to print just after the massive rejection of the Voice to Parliament by Australians. This is a victory for the principle that we are Australians equal together, and that no one should have special civic and political rights over and above their fellow citizens. In the lead up to the referendum, the IPA summarised its
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Where Net Zero Is So Yesterday
20 October 2023

Where Net Zero Is So Yesterday

Peter Dutton can follow Rishi Sunak’s lead to walk back the absurd net zero commitments of their previous PMs, argues political science professor David Martin Jones. Nothing became Boris Johnson’s career in British politics more than the manner in which he left it. Rather than endure the indignity of a parliamentary ban after the House of Commons Privileges Committee found
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No Longer Cooking With Gas
20 October 2023

No Longer Cooking With Gas

Banning gas connections to new homes as has been done first in Victoria is another net zero hit to mainstream Australians, warns IPA Senior Fellow Kevin You. Prior to August 2022, the Victorian Planning Provisions mandated that new homes built in Victoria should be connected to the State’s gas network. The mandate was in recognition of Victoria’s abundance of natural
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Climate? It’s Complicated
20 October 2023

Climate? It’s Complicated

The courage to admit prevailing predictions of the Earth’s future climate are far from certainties makes Judith Curry a rare model scientist, writes IPA Visiting Fellow Stephen Wilson. Judith Curry has been on a remarkable journey. In 2005 Curry was a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a climate scientist then 23 years on from earning her PhD in
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How Brown The Corals – That Were Pink Last Year
13 October 2023

How Brown The Corals – That Were Pink Last Year

In this article, Dr Jennifer Marohasy contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Great Barrier Reef, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in Australia. I was back at John Brewer
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138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target
12 October 2023

138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target

“The state government’s plan to legislate a reckless net zero target will do nothing more than increase power prices for households, destroy jobs in the regions and undermine the state’s energy security,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Introduced into state parliament today, the New South Wales government’s Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill will
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Finding That Same Coral!
2 October 2023

Finding That Same Coral!

In this article, Dr Jennifer Marohasy contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Great Barrier Reef, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in Australia. I was back at John Brewer
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Climate Change Catastrophisation, Curriculum Indoctrination, And The Detrimental Impact On Youth Mental Health
29 September 2023

Climate Change Catastrophisation, Curriculum Indoctrination, And The Detrimental Impact On Youth Mental Health

In this article, Colleen Harkin contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, conducted as part of the IPA’s Class Action Program. The Class Action Program was established in 2022 to analyse Australia’s national curriculum and improve Australia’s educational standards. The deliberate, dishonest catastrophisation of climate change and environmental issues in our school curricula is
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Scott Hargreaves Discussing The Cost Of Nuclear Energy And Net Zero On 6PR
19 September 2023

Scott Hargreaves Discussing The Cost Of Nuclear Energy And Net Zero On 6PR

On 18 September, IPA Executive Director Scott Hargreaves joined Russell Collett on 6PR’s Perth Live programme to discuss the cost of nuclear energy compared to net zero and renewables. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Russell Collett: Welcome back to
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Bowen’s Nuclear Costings Dwarfed By Cost Of His Very Own Renewables Plan
18 September 2023

Bowen’s Nuclear Costings Dwarfed By Cost Of His Very Own Renewables Plan

“The Energy Minister is not being fair dinkum with Australians about the cost of nuclear and our energy future. It’s about time he was honest with Australians about the cost of the federal government’s flawed renewables plan,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The federal government’s reported estimate to convert Australia’s baseload power stations from
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