Research

Universities Spend Billions Each Year To Not Teach Students
13 June 2024

Universities Spend Billions Each Year To Not Teach Students

“The core business of a university is to teach and undertake research, yet Australian universities are spending billions of dollars employing a rapidly growing army of administrators, highlighting how bureaucracy is now the top priority of our failing tertiary education system,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. New
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The Growth Of The University Bureaucracy
13 June 2024

The Growth Of The University Bureaucracy

The number of bureaucrats employed by Australia’s universities has risen sharply in recent decades, with Australia’s most prominent universities—the Group of Eight (G8)— devoting resources to non-academic staff at a collective cost of over $3 billion each year in salary costs alone. Figure 1: Growth in full-time equivalent staff at Australian universities Table 1: Number and salaries of academic and
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Poll: Four In Five Australians Want Affordable And Reliable Energy Ahead Of Net Zero
13 June 2024

Poll: Four In Five Australians Want Affordable And Reliable Energy Ahead Of Net Zero

“As mainstream Australians continue to suffer through a cost-of-living crisis, it is time governments prioritise energy affordability and reliability, rather than continue to force a failing energy transition to expensive and unreliable renewables,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, a new poll commissioned by the IPA again reinforces that the vast majority
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Colleen Harkin Discussing Teacher Shortages On The Rita Panahi Show – 11 June 2024
11 June 2024

Colleen Harkin Discussing Teacher Shortages On The Rita Panahi Show – 11 June 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Colleen Harkin was on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the teacher shortages across the nation. 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: Joining me now is the national manager of
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports By Sear) Bill 2024
11 June 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports By Sear) Bill 2024

Dear Committee Secretary The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) with the House Standing Committee on Agriculture as part of its inquiry into the Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024 (the bill). IPA analysis of the bill finds: On the basis of these
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Peter Dutton’s Leadership On Failed Paris Agreement Welcomed
9 June 2024

Peter Dutton’s Leadership On Failed Paris Agreement Welcomed

“Peter Dutton has shown critical national leadership in rejecting the destructive ‘rachet’ clause of the Paris agreement, which has placed Australian industry and workers in handcuffs, without delivering any discernible environmental dividend,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday’s announcement by Peter Dutton that should the Coalition be elected, he would not proceed with
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Daniel Wild On Criminal Justice Reform WIN News Wagga Wagga – 7 June 2024
7 June 2024

Daniel Wild On Criminal Justice Reform WIN News Wagga Wagga – 7 June 2024

In this interview, Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discusses the need for criminal justice reform and better sentencing options. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research Below is a transcript of the interview. News Presenter: New research has revealed New South Wales taxpayers are shelling out around $746
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Mass Migration Has Failed To Solve Worker Shortage Crisis
6 June 2024

Mass Migration Has Failed To Solve Worker Shortage Crisis

This research note has been prepared to assess the impact of the Australia’s migration programme on the level of job vacancies in the national economy. Chart 1: Overseas permanent and long-term arrivals vs net decline in job vacancies, March 2023 to March 2024 Source: IPA; ABS; Jobs and Skills Australia
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Incarceration Spike Reinforces Urgent Need For Reform
6 June 2024

Incarceration Spike Reinforces Urgent Need For Reform

“Australia’s incarceration rate has spiked to its highest level since 2021 as political leaders continue to ignore the cost of poorly targeted incarceration and the need for reform,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Corrective services data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals the number of prisoners across Australia has increased from
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There Will Be Consequences
6 June 2024

There Will Be Consequences

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on national defence, and its role in the Australian way of life. Attack yourself and you’ll soon have no one to defend yourself 6 June was the anniversary of both D-Day, and of one of the greatest speeches ever delivered by ‘The Great Communicator’. Forty years after the Normandy
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