Rights and Freedoms

How Red Tape Makes Communities Less Safe In Times Of Fire
15 November 2023

How Red Tape Makes Communities Less Safe In Times Of Fire

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. For all the great activities we equate with the warmer months, the threat of bushfires lives deeply in the psyche of Australians, particularly in rural and regional communities. Yet again, we have witnessed
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Women Pay The Price For The Prime Minister’s Productivity Problems
13 November 2023

Women Pay The Price For The Prime Minister’s Productivity Problems

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 13 November 2023 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication.  It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. Despite a rapidly declining birth rate across the Western world, new research out
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The Arbiters Of Truth – Analysis Of Fact Checking Organisations During The 2023 Voice Referendum
9 November 2023

The Arbiters Of Truth – Analysis Of Fact Checking Organisations During The 2023 Voice Referendum

The 2023 Voice to Parliament Referendum was characterised by the censorship and regulation of public debate in the name of combatting ‘misinformation’. In partnership with social media companies, ‘fact checking’ organisations assessed the ‘truth’ of claims made about the referendum proposal and sought to stop the circulation of claims found to be ‘false’ or ‘misleading’. The three fact checking organisations
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Biased “Fact Checkers” Show How Misinformation Laws Will Be A Disaster For Australia
9 November 2023

Biased “Fact Checkers” Show How Misinformation Laws Will Be A Disaster For Australia

“Throughout the referendum campaign, Australians witnessed unparalleled levels of online censorship driven by the intervention of so-called ‘fact-checkers’. It shows why the government’s proposed misinformation laws must be scrapped,” said John Storey, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Legal Rights Program. New research from the IPA of self-proclaimed ‘fact-checking’ organisations in Australia – AAP FactCheck, RMIT FactLab, and RMIT
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Deplatform The Enemies Of Free Speech
8 November 2023

Deplatform The Enemies Of Free Speech

IPA Review – Spring 2023

  Australia needs a ‘quick march’ through our universities to reclaim free speech and the spirit of intellectual inquiry, argues IPA Research Fellow Brianna McKee. The cyclical relationship between education, culture, and politics drives societal change. Each informs and shapes the other. A change in one area will have a flow-on effect on the others. However, institutions of learning may
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Saxon Davidson Discussing Record High Red Tape On ABC Illawarra Mornings – 8 November 2023
8 November 2023

Saxon Davidson Discussing Record High Red Tape On ABC Illawarra Mornings – 8 November 2023

The Institute of Public Affairs’ record levels of red tape generated by state and federal government and its effects on the economic potential of Australia, was discussed on ABC Illawarra Mornings on 8 November 2023. 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.
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Saxon Davidson Discussing Record High Red Tape On 2CC Breakfast – 7 November 2023
7 November 2023

Saxon Davidson Discussing Record High Red Tape On 2CC Breakfast – 7 November 2023

The Institute of Public Affairs’ record levels of red tape generated by state and federal government and its effects on the economic potential of Australia, was discussed on 2CC Breakfast on 7 November 2023. 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. Stephen
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Breaking Through Red Tape To Get The Crop In Once More
7 November 2023

Breaking Through Red Tape To Get The Crop In Once More

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. Just like some of the crops they grow, the grain farmers of the Goondiwindi region have proven themselves resilient in the face of unfavourable conditions. The conditions which determine how a particular crop
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The Growth Of Red Tape – Causes And Solutions
6 November 2023

The Growth Of Red Tape – Causes And Solutions

At a time when Australia faces a broad range of economic challenges, red tape remains a significant barrier to economic recovery and opportunity. This report explores five ideas to reduce red tape which have been successfully adopted either in Australia or by governments abroad: This report also explores five ideas to reduce red tape which have not yet been implemented
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Privitisation Reversal Of NSW Prisons Shows Urgent Reform Needed
3 November 2023

Privitisation Reversal Of NSW Prisons Shows Urgent Reform Needed

“The decision to reverse the privatisation of New South Wales prisons should be accompanied with wholesale criminal justice reform focused on reducing the number of non-violent prisoners whose incarceration provides little overall safety benefit,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Following an extended period where New South Wales prisons have strained under chronic resourcing and
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