Dignity of Work

Elite Universities Loathe Us
30 November 2023

Elite Universities Loathe Us

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australian university campuses, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed
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IR Bill A Deal Breaker
28 November 2023

IR Bill A Deal Breaker

IPA Review – Spring 2023

The Albanese government’s so-called ‘Closing Loopholes’ Bill targets Australian employers, warns employment law and industrial relations expert Mark Mourell. Labour productivity in Australia has gone backwards. In the 12 months to the financial year ending 2023, labour productivity declined about three per cent. Much of the blame can be attributed to the industrial red tape imposed by Australia’s labour regulatory
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Climate Change Amendment (Duty Of Care And Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023
23 November 2023

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Climate Change Amendment (Duty Of Care And Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023

The purpose of this submission is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (the IPA) with the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee as it conducts its inquiry into the Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023 (the bill). The bill would amend the Climate Change Act 2022 to impose a
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New ABS Prison Data Shows Why Criminal Justice Reform Urgent
23 November 2023

New ABS Prison Data Shows Why Criminal Justice Reform Urgent

“The latest ABS data shows prison numbers have climbed over the last 12 months, highlighting, yet again, the need for wholesale criminal justice reform, as current policy settings are simply not working or keeping us safe,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals the number of
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Red Tape Hinders Producers
23 November 2023

Red Tape Hinders Producers

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. Red tape is the bane of many farmers. Time spent filling out forms and applying for permits takes them away from doing what they do best, which is growing the food and fibre
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National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy
22 November 2023

National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy

“Australian mining is the backbone of our way of life, and without it we would not be the successful and prosperous nation we are today, with living standards that are the envy of the world,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On National Mining and Related Industries Day, it is vital to recognise and
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Woke Ideology Trumps Core Literacy And Numeracy Teaching Skills
22 November 2023

Woke Ideology Trumps Core Literacy And Numeracy Teaching Skills

“We are setting Australian students up for failure by spending so little time teaching our teachers core literacy and numeracy skills, while university courses focus on woke issues and activism,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. Today, the IPA released a comprehensive analysis of the content in every education faculty
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Who Teaches The Teachers? An Audit Of Teaching Degrees At Australian Universities
22 November 2023

Who Teaches The Teachers? An Audit Of Teaching Degrees At Australian Universities

Teaching as a discipline as taught at Australian universities is now dominated by the study of Critical Social Justice, also known as wokeness. Critical Social Justice assumes most human interaction in society is underpinned by oppressive power structures based on group identities, such as race and gender. These theories, now entrenched in Australian universities, were pioneered by Brazilian Marxist Paulo
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Celebrating Our Farming Heritage On National Agriculture And Related Industries Day
21 November 2023

Celebrating Our Farming Heritage On National Agriculture And Related Industries Day

“Australia’s agriculture sector is world-leading and nation-building, consistently putting high quality produce on our tables. Yet, all too often our farmers are detrimentally impacted by poor public policy, which holds Australia back,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, on National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, it is important to recognise that Australia’s wealth
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A Little Help For Ailing Economy
17 November 2023

A Little Help For Ailing Economy

Australia’s success in the pool and on the track at the Sydney 2000 Olympics was only surpassed by our rapidly growing economy, which was the envy of the world. During this period, our economy was fuelled by the hard-won gains of economic reforms including tax cuts, deregulation and policies to support small business. Together these delivered a boom time. Now,
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