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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024
7 March 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Clean Economy Jobs, Resources and Transport Committee (“the committee”, as it conducts its inquiry into the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 (“the bill”). The bill aims to enshrine into legislation the emission reduction targets of the state government,
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138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target
12 October 2023

138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target

“The state government’s plan to legislate a reckless net zero target will do nothing more than increase power prices for households, destroy jobs in the regions and undermine the state’s energy security,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Introduced into state parliament today, the New South Wales government’s Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill will
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138,000 Jobs Under Threat Due To NSW State Election Emissions Policies
21 February 2023

138,000 Jobs Under Threat Due To NSW State Election Emissions Policies

“New South Wales is facing a regional jobs crisis, courtesy of the emission reduction policies both major parties are taking to the March state election, leaving voters with little choice,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, An analysis of the employment consequences of
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An Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Emissions Target In NSW
21 February 2023

An Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Emissions Target In NSW

The New South Wales Government and Opposition have both committed NSW to the policy of net zero carbon equivalent emissions by 2050. They have also both committed to the medium-term target of reducing CO2-e emissions by half of 2005 levels by 2030 – just seven years from now. This report finds that the policy of net zero emissions will put
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Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Further Push Up Power Prices And Erode Energy Sovereignty
27 July 2022

Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Further Push Up Power Prices And Erode Energy Sovereignty

“As feared, the introduction of Labor’s net zero legislation today confirms it will fuel further increases in electricity costs by destroying affordable and reliable base-load power generation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Climate Change Bill 2022 introduced into Parliament today mandates that Australia’s emissions must be cut to at least 43% by
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Coalition Sells Out Victorian Families And Small Businesses For Inner-city Elites
18 July 2022

Coalition Sells Out Victorian Families And Small Businesses For Inner-city Elites

“The Victorian Coalition’s pledge to adopt Labor-Green policy to legislate a 50% reduction in the state’s emissions by 2030 shows how out of touch they are with the concerns of families and small businesses facing crippling power bills,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Matthew Guy’s commitment is also at odds with the Victorian
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Crisafulli Sells Out Regions For South-East Elite On Net Zero
11 July 2022

Crisafulli Sells Out Regions For South-East Elite On Net Zero

“David Crisafulli’s pledge to adopt the Labor-Greens policy of net zero emissions by 2050 shows he is just another politician selling out the regions to appease the south-east elite,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. A recent poll commissioned by the IPA showed 66% of Queenslanders want to pause net zero, more than any
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Energy Crisis Is New Normal Under Net Zero
14 June 2022

Energy Crisis Is New Normal Under Net Zero

“The energy supply crisis being inflicted on Australia’s eastern seaboard is not an accident; it is a core design feature of the policy of net zero emissions by 2050, which is still supported by both major political parties,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research and analysis has identified that over the next
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Labor, Big Business Mugged By Reality On Net Zero
3 June 2022

Labor, Big Business Mugged By Reality On Net Zero

“An energy crisis of chronic supply shortages and explosive price hikes is gripping the country as a direct and immediate result of net zero,” said Dr Kevin You, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen on Thursday refused the opportunity to rule out appealing to Australia’s coal-fired power generators to help
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Net Zero Means Heaters Off
2 June 2022

Net Zero Means Heaters Off

“Yesterday, on the first day of winter, the Australian Energy Market Operator made the extraordinary emergency assessment that rationing gas may be required in response to shortages and explosive price hikes, which is a clear sign of net zero in action,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. It was reported yesterday that the Australian
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