Dignity of Work

Proposed Tax Cuts Will Benefit Every Australian

Australia is one of the highest taxing nations in the developed world. Yet there are calls from some quarters for substantial tax cuts, due to start from 2024, to be…

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IPA Research: Red And Green Tape is Strangling Australia’s Farming Future

“Each year there are more city-based bureaucrats with clipboards telling farmers what they can and can’t do, than there are actual farmers. Red and green tape is strangling Australia’s farming…

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Keynote Address To Pastoralists And Graziers Association On Institute Of Public Affairs Research

It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to address the annual convention of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia. Across Australia, there are vanishingly…

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Running On Empty

Labor and the Coalition have both drained our coffers Although in office for a little more than 100 days, Treasurer Jim Chalmers has already been criticised in some quarters for…

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Barrier To Prosperity

Scares over carbon emissions and the Great Barrier Reef are driving red tape that hits regional communities across Australia, reports IPA Research Fellow Kevin You. Red tape has rightly been…

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Australia’s Unprecedented Worker Shortage: Causes And Solutions

Australia is currently facing an unprecedented, country-wide shortage of workers. This is undermining economic output and growth by limiting the ability of businesses to meet their production, and as a…

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Parliamentary Research Brief To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Australia is facing an unprecedented, country- wide shortage of workers, the effect of which is to reduce business investment, economic growth, and productivity, as well as forgone wages and government…

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Let Pensioners And Veterans Shore Up Our Worker Shortage

The upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit in Australia, to be held on Sept. 1 to 2, must bring immediate reform to address worker shortages crippling Australian businesses. Australia is in…

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Do We Fill Job Vacancies With Pensioners Or Migrants?

The Albanese government is demonstrating a truism in Australian politics: no matter what party you vote for, you’ll get rapid population growth underpinned by migration. It was only in December…

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IPA Research: Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Open Green Lawfare Floodgates – $100BN In Projects At Risk

“Labor’s net zero legislation will unleash a torrent of legal activism by green groups that risks shutting down critical natural resources projects at the time Australia is in the midst…

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South-East Elites Red Tape Ambush On Regional Queenslanders Must End

“The secret plot to hand unelected, Brisbane-based bureaucrats the power to retrospectively shut down critical mining and farming projects dramatically increases sovereign risk, and demonstrates Queensland’s future under net zero,”…

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The Big Winner Is China

The ongoing net zero push for renewable energy has one major beneficiary – and it is not Australia Last month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, addressing the media at the Pacific…

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Australia’s Worker Shortage See’s $32 Billion In Wages Lost

“Australia is in the middle of an unprecedented worker shortage, and any Australian, particularly pensioners, who want to work, should not face barriers to getting a job,” said Daniel Wild,…

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Age Pensioners Key To Solving Australia’s Labour Crunch

Featured Image Credit: Dean Alston/The West Australian I used to work at a community newspaper where I met some pretty interesting characters. One of the particularly eccentric ones among a group…

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‘Half-baked’ Climate Policies Hurt Liberals In WA

There will be no shortage of theories about the Coalition’s performance for months to come. In Western Australia alone, the swing of -10.5 per cent was three times the national…

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Labor Wage Hike To Accelerate Inflation, Punish Mortgage Holders And Small Business

Preliminary research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs has identified that a 5.1% wage hike as proposed by Labor leader Anthony Albanese could over the next twelve months:…

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Rising Red Tape Under The Morrison Government Is Strangling Australian Business

When the federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg remarked on the inspiration he takes from the Thatcher and Reagan governments in July 2020, he gave Australians an insight into what he had…

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ACTU’s Campaign For ‘Secure’ Work Is Misguided

The Australian Council of Trade Unions’ (ACTU) drive against flexible working arrangements is set to continue throughout the election campaign, with the release of its latest report: “Missing in Action…

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