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Australia’s Worker Shortage Remains Double Historic Average
28 March 2024

Australia’s Worker Shortage Remains Double Historic Average

“The ongoing high number of job vacancies in Australia underscores the immediate need to once-and-for-all lower exorbitant tax rates on Australians who want to work if we want to see numbers return to pre-pandemic levels,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are still
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: The Future Of Religious Freedom
28 March 2024

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: The Future Of Religious Freedom

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director discuss the government’s attack on school choice and religious freedom, and the growing challenges and threat of China. Tony also shares his unique perspective on the failures of Australia’s mass migration program. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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Australian Universities Accord To Take The Hammer To TAFE
28 March 2024

Australian Universities Accord To Take The Hammer To TAFE

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into the teaching of education at universities. 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 by members
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Australia Censored Episode 4:  Do Liberty And Political Rights Still Have A Role In The Digital Age?
27 March 2024

Australia Censored Episode 4: Do Liberty And Political Rights Still Have A Role In The Digital Age?

In this episode of Australia Censored, host John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, talks to a tireless defender of freedom, IPA Executive Director Scott Hargreaves. John and Scott discuss the threats to free speech at home and abroad and poses the question: do classical enlightenment principles of liberty and political rights still have
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Mass Migration And State ‘Voices’ Fuel Distrust In Democracy
27 March 2024

Mass Migration And State ‘Voices’ Fuel Distrust In Democracy

In this article, John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into the government’s unplanned migration policies and its affect on Australia’s economic prosperity. Opinion polls from around the world show an accelerating decline in trust in democracy. In a recent American poll, only 28 per cent of adults said they were satisfied with the way democracy worked in their
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Submission To The Consultation Into The Draft Victorian Animal Care And Protection Bill
25 March 2024

Submission To The Consultation Into The Draft Victorian Animal Care And Protection Bill

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) with Engage Victoria as part of the public consultation on the draft bill Animal Care and Protection Bill and its supporting regulations. IPA analysis of the bill has resulted in the following findings: On the basis of these findings, the IPA
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Kellow How Science Went Down The Drain – References
25 March 2024

Kellow How Science Went Down The Drain – References

Alexander, R B 2022, ‘Chinese Whispers: How Climate Science Gets Lost in Translation.’ Note 37. Global Warming Policy Foundation, London. Alimonti, G & L Mariani 2023, ‘Is the number of global natural disasters increasing?’ Environmental Hazards, 1-17. Arrhenius, S 1896, ‘On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground.’ Philosophical Magazine and Journal of
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There’s A Better Way Forward
25 March 2024

There’s A Better Way Forward

Aboriginal people realise the best way out of poverty is through employment, argues businessman and Bundjalung man Nyunggai Warren Mundine. The archives of Yulgilbar cattle station, where my family worked since the 1840s, include a photo taken around 1919 to 1920. In this photo (shown on my phone, left, and in full later in this article) of a family gathering
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Help Not Hinder Housing Developments
25 March 2024

Help Not Hinder Housing Developments

We all know there is a problem with the supply of housing in Australia, but we should be wary of the solutions being proposed by the bureaucrats and activists who control the levers of power and twist the national debate. For example, a new report released in October, ‘OECD Economic Surveys: Australia 2023’, correctly notes that Australia faces a series
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Staying In Formation
25 March 2024

Staying In Formation

A new book challenging our international alliances underlines the need to make AUKUS even more transparent and robust, urges former intelligence analyst Paul Monk. There has been a good deal of sniping at AUKUS, despite bipartisan political consensus on it between the Coalition and the ALP. Not until now has there been a thorough critique of it. Sam Roggeveen, director
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