Dignity of Work

Bloated Super Sector Sucking Up Workers’ Wealth

The Morrison government has a key decision to make before the end of this financial year: does it stand with mainstream Australians who have suffered through the lockdown-induced recession, or…

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What The ACT Election Results Tell Us About Our Rulers In The Bubble

Last weekend’s ACT election results have again revealed how out of touch our nation’s capital city is with mainstream Australians. While it is tempting to write off the ACT Legislative…

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Unions’ Last Stand

This article from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by labour and management historian, Bradley Bowden. Many myths purport to explain union decline in Australia; myth…

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What Is Really At Risk?

This article from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is from former PM, the Hon Tony Abbott AC, drawing upon his speech to the Policy Exchange in London…

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Small Business Smashed While Big Business, Bureaucrats Ride Recovery Wave

Workers in small businesses have experienced their heaviest job losses since early April, while the gap between the public and private sector continues, according to analysis released today by free…

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You’re Only Focused On Case Numbers, Dan? Here Are The Shocking Stats Showing Why Lockdown Must End Now

On 10 October, during his daily press conference, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said, “The only numbers I’m focused on is [COVID-19] case numbers.”  We knew this already. That’s why Victoria has been…

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A Target Of Zero Cases Means Zero Jobs, Zero Freedom And Zero Hope. Here’s A Better Way

Australia needs a COVID-19 reset.   After seven hard months of social isolation, economic pain and despair about the future, the time has come to change course.  COVID-19 is not going anywhere. It never was.  …

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Renewed Deregulation Agenda A Big Win For Jobs

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today welcomed the renewed deregulation agenda as outlined this morning in a keynote address delivered to the Business Council of…

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Private Sector Smashed By Lockdown Recession While Bureaucrats Flourish

Private sector workers’ wages dropped $5.9 billion in the June quarter while public sector workers’ wages increased $768 million, according to an analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data released…

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Three Years’ Worth Of Jobs Destroyed In Lockdown

Analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ July Labour Force data by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has found that 707,000 Australians are out of work…

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Young Australians Suffer One Third Of Job Losses Since Lockdown

Analysis by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ July Labour Force figures has found that young Australians have disproportionately suffered as…

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Uphold Values, Rebuild Wealth

This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Director of Research, Daniel Wild. As the tide of the pandemic and government-imposed restrictions in…

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Cutting Red Tape In Project Approvals Can Boost WA Jobs

Western Australia’s prospects of becoming the fastest-growing, highest-potential state in Australia after the coronavirus recession was boosted by the commitment of the Commonwealth and McGowan governments to slash red tape…

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Small Business And Jobs Smashed By COVID-19 Lockdowns

Analysis by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs of recently released data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that over 230,000 small businesses are expected to…

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IPA Welcomes National Cabinet Move To Cut Green Tape

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has congratulated the National Cabinet for agreeing to a single touch approvals process under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act….

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Blue-Collar Jobs Are Worthy Too

Labor senator Raff Ciccone’s statement at the weekend that “there is dignity in all work” is something mainstream Australians have always understood, and at last the political class appears to…

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EPBC Act Review: Jobs Win Over Litigious Green Activists

“The recommendations of the interim report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) puts mainstream Australians ahead of inner-city green groups,” said…

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How Coronavirus Is Killing Small Business – And Threatening Our Values

The heart of the Australian way of life is under threat with small businesses fighting for survival as lockdown restrictions continue. The crisis has hastened the ongoing decline of small…

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