2023

Victorian Government Locking In Higher Household Energy Bills In State’s Constitution
15 November 2023

Victorian Government Locking In Higher Household Energy Bills In State’s Constitution

“The move by the Victorian government to force its half-baked SEC into the constitution guarantees higher household energy bills, makes blackouts more likely, and undermines Australia’s energy security,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The announcement by the Victorian government today that it will force its ideologically driven SEC into the state’s constitution means
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IPA Poll: Attitudes Towards Rural And Regional Australia
18 August 2023

IPA Poll: Attitudes Towards Rural And Regional Australia

This poll of 1,000 Australians was commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs. Data for this poll was collected by Dynata between 4 August to 6 August 2023. QUESTION 1: Approximately how much food do you believe Australian food producers produce each year?
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Poll: Harness Australians Desire To Back The Bush
18 August 2023

Poll: Harness Australians Desire To Back The Bush

“Australians are deeply aware of the vital contribution our rural and regional communities make to our nation. Our leaders need to heed this and refocus policies to back the bush, and bridge the city-country divide,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As the 2023 Bush Summit continues around Australia, the IPA has today released
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Five Million Australian Families To Recieve No Reprieve From Skyrocketing Energy Bills
11 May 2023

Five Million Australian Families To Recieve No Reprieve From Skyrocketing Energy Bills

“Australia is in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, with out-of-control energy price rises and inflation being made worse by reckless government spending. Yet, mainstream Australian families have been ignored in this year’s Federal Budget,” said Daniel Wild Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported in the Daily Telegraph, IPA analysis shows that average household energy
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Institute of Public Affairs’ Analysis of the 2022-23 Federal Budget
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
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