Research

Submission To The Legislative Assembly Environment And Planning Committee
26 April 2024

Submission To The Legislative Assembly Environment And Planning Committee

Net Zero is the Top Food Security Threat The purpose of this letter is to share research conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) with the Legislative Assembly Environment and Planning Committee as it conducts its inquiryinto securing the Victorian food supply. The framing of the inquiry paints a misleading picture of an irreconcilable dualism between the provision of
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Do Fact-checkers Check The Facts?
26 April 2024

Do Fact-checkers Check The Facts?

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on fact checking and how it also affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. Government should never have the power to determine what is or is not the truth, let alone silence dissenting views. However, what would be even worse is if unelected, unaccountable
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Issues With Levelised Cost Of Electricity – Why A Simple Metric Cannot Determine Our Energy Future
25 April 2024

Issues With Levelised Cost Of Electricity – Why A Simple Metric Cannot Determine Our Energy Future

The fundamental problem with the current approach to estimating the cost of energy by generation is that ‘levelised cost of energy’ (LCOE) is a project-level metric, and one that is easy to manipulate to deliver a desired outcome. It does not scale up to reflect the complexity of Australia’s electricity markets. Therefore, different tools are urgently needed to inform policy
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Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws
23 April 2024

Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws

“The federal government is blatantly misleading the public in linking the terrible attacks in Sydney to its proposed misinformation laws, which are designed to do nothing more than censor the opinion of mainstream Australians online,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. In seeking to use the recent knife attack at Bondi Junction,
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Daniel Wild On eSafety Commissioner with Rita Panahi – 17 April 2024
20 April 2024

Daniel Wild On eSafety Commissioner with Rita Panahi – 17 April 2024

The IPA’s research and commentary on “Misinformation” and censorship appears here. On 17 April, the Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild appeared on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the government’s Nature Positive plan, misinformation, and Australia’s record migration intake. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott – Sectarian Conflict has no Place in Australia
18 April 2024

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott – Sectarian Conflict has no Place in Australia

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 tragic stabbings at Bondi, the terrorist attack on a Bishop in Sydney’s south-west, and whether multiculturalism can continue to form the basis of our migration program. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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Federal Environment Protection Agency Would Be One-Eyed, Anti-Democratic
18 April 2024

Federal Environment Protection Agency Would Be One-Eyed, Anti-Democratic

“The proposed federal Environment Protection Agency would empower unelected, activist bureaucrats to make decisions in relation to critical resources projects, and greatly diminish the role of elected governments,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek confirmed that the government would proceed with its job destroying Environment Protection
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Daniel Wild On 2GB Drive Discussing IPA Migration Analysis – 17 April 2024
17 April 2024

Daniel Wild On 2GB Drive Discussing IPA Migration Analysis – 17 April 2024

On 17 April, the Institute of Public Affairs’ Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild joined Luke Grant on 2GB Drive to discuss IPA analysis on immigration, which shows how record migration levels are exacerbating Australia’s housing shortage. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research Below is a transcript of
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New ABS Data Confirms Monthly Migration Intake Exceded 100,000 For First Time In History
17 April 2024

New ABS Data Confirms Monthly Migration Intake Exceded 100,000 For First Time In History

“New ABS data shows Australia’s migration intake remains out of control, with promises to ‘normalise’ arrivals in tatters. Combined with plummeting housing construction approvals, Australia is being set up for a disaster,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest Overseas Arrivals and Departures data shows unplanned mass migration reached
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Colleen Harkin discussing the National Curriculum on The Rita Panahi Show – 16 April 2024
16 April 2024

Colleen Harkin discussing the National Curriculum on The Rita Panahi Show – 16 April 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Colleen Harkin was on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the national curriculum. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rita Panahi:Welcome back. Mathematics skills across the country have been falling for two
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