Dignity of Work

Morrison’s 2050 U-Turn Is A Job Killer

Less than two years ago, Scott Morrison won the so-called “climate change election”. His victory was due in no small part to the Coalition’s successful attacks on the ALP’s climate change…

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Net Zero Jobs By 2050?

Australian farmers will hardly sleep easy with the assurance of the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Michele O’Neil that ‘agriculture has more to gain from transition [to low emissions]…

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Australia Versus Google

The out-going Trump administration finally woke up to a nasty little rort that the Australian government was planning on running against United States tech giants operating in Australia. On Monday, The…

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Many People Have Nothing To Celebrate On The Economic Front In 2021

One might think animal spirits had gripped the Australian economy as a flurry of better-than-expected economic figures hit the newsstands before Christmas. But Australians cannot let the political and bureaucratic…

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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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Who Is Compulsory Super Benefitting: Ordinary Australians Or The Top End Of Town?

Mainstream Australians are being failed by the political class as the gap between two Australias continues to widen. This failure is exemplified by a superannuation system that siphons money to the financial…

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Hurry Up And Then Stop

Australia is not following the science. The decision to dither on the Covid-19 vaccines will not delay the economic recovery but could risk lives and undermine faith in immunisation. Last…

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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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Modern Labor’s Forgotten Workers

What ACTU boss Sally McManus said about blue-collar workers at the National Press Club a few days ago doesn’t quite compare with Hillary Clinton describing Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket…

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Daniel Andrews Arrogantly Bungled Coronavirus – And Is Doing The Same To Economic Recovery

Yesterday’s Victorian budget was on-form for the Andrews’ government: it mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic and now it is mishandling the economic recovery from the deepest recession in 100 years. And the contempt for democratic norms the…

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Why The Liberals Need A Better Labor Than The One They’ve Got

It was 13 years ago last week Kevin Rudd as the then-Labor opposition leader announced ‘This sort of reckless spending must stop’. He said it at the launch of the ALP campaign…

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Will The Australian Way Of Life Be A Long-Term Coronavirus Victim?

COVID-19 has consumed the public’s attention for almost six months, but the economic crisis caused by devastating lockdowns has started to shed light on a nefarious threat to the Australian way of life.  Across a…

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