Climate Change and Energy

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 research into Climate Change. I was back at John Brewer Reef last week and many of the corals are now dark brown. John Brewer reef has lost its pink, for the moment. There is
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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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Keynote Address To Pastoralists And Graziers Association Annual Conference
5 October 2023

Keynote Address To Pastoralists And Graziers Association Annual Conference

My name is Brianna McKee. I’m a research fellow and the National Manager of Generation Liberty at the Institute of Public Affairs. And since I’m speaking at the annual conference for the PGA, I feel it’s appropriate that I give you my farming credentials. Because, I have been a livestock owner in the past. I grew up on five acres
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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 research into Climate Change. I was back at John Brewer Reef yesterday looking for the same coral that was reported as badly bleached in March 2022. Do you think I could find it? Some
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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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Explaining The Physics Of Carbon Dioxide – Will Happer’s Tour Down Under
13 September 2023

Explaining The Physics Of Carbon Dioxide – Will Happer’s Tour Down Under

Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published. When the Sun comes up on a cloudless day, everything is so clearly illuminated. I know this to be a consequence of incoming solar radiation. And when I sit in this sunlight, I know that it
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Keeping Eraring Open Necessary First Step To Restoring Australia’s Energy Security
5 September 2023

Keeping Eraring Open Necessary First Step To Restoring Australia’s Energy Security

“The decision today by the Minns Government to keep Eraring operating for longer is a welcome, albeit small, first step towards keeping the lights on across the National Energy Market and restoring Australia’s energy security,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement by the New South Wales Government that it will seek a deal
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Big Builds, Big Problems
4 September 2023

Big Builds, Big Problems

Greater government accountability could help reduce the massive waste and opportunity cost of white elephant projects, economics professor and former Productivity Commission chairman Gary Banks argued at a recent Melbourne book launch. As observed in my foreword to the new book White Elephant Stampede, the elephant seems to have acquired a special place in the lexicon of public policy. For
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