IPA Review Articles

Constructing Bigger Problems For Australian Investors
4 September 2023

Constructing Bigger Problems For Australian Investors

In this edition of the IPA Review you will see important and original research on topics vital to Australia’s future. They are a pointer to future research activities of the IPA. On page 8 IPA Research Fellow Dr Kevin You examines our construction industry with all its issues, and discusses the effect of the changes to industrial relations being introduced
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AEMO Highlights Need To Keep Reliable And Affordable Baseload Generation On The Grid
31 August 2023

AEMO Highlights Need To Keep Reliable And Affordable Baseload Generation On The Grid

“AEMO’s forecast of blackouts this summer is a damming indictment on our nation’s leaders who have destroyed our energy security to placate the net zero demands of renewable energy subsidy hunters and inner-city elites,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Australian Energy Market Operator released its 2023 Electricity Statement of Opportunities report that
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The Astonishingly Woke Australian Academy Of Science
30 August 2023

The Astonishingly Woke Australian Academy Of Science

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd 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. The Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
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Canadian Speech Is Free – Except For Jordan Peterson
30 August 2023

Canadian Speech Is Free – Except For Jordan Peterson

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into quality assurance in science, 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. A Canadian court has ruled that
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Parliamentary Research Brief – NSW Government Must Intervene Now To Save Eraring And Stop Power Price Increases
23 August 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – NSW Government Must Intervene Now To Save Eraring And Stop Power Price Increases

The increase in electricity prices in NSW and across the national electricity market (NEM) caused by the closure of Hunter Valley’s Liddell Power Station in April 2023 is a lesson the government must learn about the future of Australia’s energy market. The next coal-fired power plant scheduled to end operations, Eraring, must not be allowed to close without a like-for-like baseload
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Daniel Wild cross from Marnoo on the impact of net zero and transmission lines – 21 August 2023
22 August 2023

Daniel Wild cross from Marnoo on the impact of net zero and transmission lines – 21 August 2023

As part of the Institute of Public Affairs’ research tour of Victoria’s Central Highlands and Wimmera, Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild joined Amanda Stoker from Marnoo to highlight the impact proposed transmission lines will have on communities. These transmission lines are required to connect intermittent renewable energy sources demanded by net zero adherence. These projects will mean construction disruptions, environmental
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O’Reilly Review Makes It Clear Australia Needs Minns To Keep The Lights On
22 August 2023

O’Reilly Review Makes It Clear Australia Needs Minns To Keep The Lights On

“Reports the O’Reilly Review will recommend the Eraring Power Station operate past its artificial 2025 closure date is a rational first step in shoring up the nation’s energy security and gives Premier Chris Minns the opportunity to act in the national interest to keep the lights on,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported
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Relinquishing Australia’s Energy Security
12 August 2023

Relinquishing Australia’s Energy Security

The desire to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050 has become the all-encompassing, quasi-religious quest for countless governments, NGOs, and activists. However, the consequences of the transition from affordable and reliable energy sources, such as coal and gas, to so-called green, intermittent, and renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, has attracted very little attention. This is a remarkable
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Reef ‘Doomsayers’ Show Breakdown In Our Science Institutions
10 August 2023

Reef ‘Doomsayers’ Show Breakdown In Our Science Institutions

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd 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. The latest statistics on the amount of
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A Voice Of Reason
20 July 2023

A Voice Of Reason

Energy expert Vaclav Smil clearly explains why ‘net zero by 2050’ is simply impossible, writes public policy analyst Tristan Prasser. Have you ever wondered how the world will transition to an all-renewable future? Or whether it is even possible? Have you ever thought about why we have fewer famines today despite there being more people than ever before, and what
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