8 January 2023
Fear, Flooding, Forecasting & Australia’s 2022 Official Rainfall Statistics
This article first appeared on Jennifer Marohasy’s Website. In this article, Dr Jennifer Marohasy contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Bureau of Meteorology conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research
26 October 2022
Institute of Public Affairs’ Analysis of the 2022-23 Federal Budget
The federal government’s October mini budget gave little indication as to how it seeks to address the key economic issues facing the nation, namely: uncontrollable government spending, skyrocketing debt and stagnating growth. By the middle of the decade, government spending will be locked-in at 27% of gross domestic product, reaching a record high of $729 billion by the 2025-26 financial
26 May 2022
IPA Report: Are Extreme Rainfall Events Increasing In Frequency?
Torrential rains along the east coast of Australia during February and March 2022 have been blamed on climate change. Specifically, a narrative has developed suggesting that rainfall is becoming more extreme. “The pattern of more intense rainfall events is well established in Australia. In recent decades, the intensity of short duration (hourly) extreme rainfall events has increased by 10 percent.