Agriculture

IPA Tour Of South-West Western Australia To Discuss Impact Of Red Tape On Farming Communities
26 June 2023

IPA Tour Of South-West Western Australia To Discuss Impact Of Red Tape On Farming Communities

“Western Australia does the heavy lifting on behalf of the nation when it comes to agriculture and resources, yet is increasingly burdened with productivity killing red tape, which is set to be made worse with the commencement of cultural heritage laws,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA will visit Katanning,
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John Story Discussing Victoria’s SEC on Sky News Australia
24 June 2023

John Story Discussing Victoria’s SEC on Sky News Australia

On June 23, IPA Deputy Director of Legal Rights John Storey joined Peta Credlin to discuss Victoria’s SEC on unreliable energy. 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. Peta Credlin: Joining me now to discuss that and more, the Director of
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Queensland’s Green Tape Crisis – An Analysis Of The Growth Of Queensland’s Environmental Bureaucracy And Agricultural Sector
12 December 2022

Queensland’s Green Tape Crisis – An Analysis Of The Growth Of Queensland’s Environmental Bureaucracy And Agricultural Sector

Agriculture is the backbone of Queensland’s economy. Along with resources and tourism, the agricultural sector is critical in supporting the development of the fastest growing state in Australia. Agriculture embodies the values of hard work, risk-taking and entrepreneurship: the values which are central to the Australian way of life. Farmers, graziers and stockmen are an inextricable part of the Australian
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New Green Jobs A Myth: IPA Research
16 February 2021

New Green Jobs A Myth: IPA Research

The renewable energy sector does not provide a realistic alternative to jobs in the agricultural, mining, and manufacturing sectors which would be put at risk by a net zero emissions target, according to new research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs. There are currently 26,850 jobs in the renewable energy sector, compared with 346,900 jobs in agriculture, 277,900
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Blue-Collar Jobs Are Worthy Too
21 July 2020

Blue-Collar Jobs Are Worthy Too

Labor senator Raff Ciccone’s statement at the weekend that “there is dignity in all work” is something mainstream Australians have always understood, and at last the political class appears to have cottoned on. Ciccone called for an overhaul of state and federal environmental laws to create more blue-collar jobs, and for limitations on legal injunctions — commonly referred to as
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EPBC Act Review: Jobs Win Over Litigious Green Activists
20 July 2020

EPBC Act Review: Jobs Win Over Litigious Green Activists

“The recommendations of the interim report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) puts mainstream Australians ahead of inner-city green groups,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The interim report’s rejection of adding a climate change trigger to the EPBC Act
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445% Increase In Federal Enviornmental Regulation Since 2000
24 April 2020

445% Increase In Federal Enviornmental Regulation Since 2000

“The Morrison government must slash environmental red tape to boost business investment and job creation in the post-coronavirus economy,” said Cian Hussey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. A new report released today The Growth and Complexity of Environmental Regulation, authored by IPA Research Fellow Cian Hussey, finds that the number of regulations enabled by the Environment Protection
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Running Out Of Rice, While Wasting Water
30 March 2020

Running Out Of Rice, While Wasting Water

Australia was once self-sufficient in rice. We now grow less than 25 percent of domestic rice consumption. The SunRice Group has been importing rice from Vietnam and repackaging it to make-up the shortfall. Since the Corona Virus pandemic, the Vietnamese government has banned the export of rice, while the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has feigned an unprecedented drought. There is a need
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End The Man-Made Drought. Rip Up The Murray Darling Basin Plan
6 November 2019

End The Man-Made Drought. Rip Up The Murray Darling Basin Plan

The failure of the Murray Darling Basin Plan is an example of what happens when decisions are taken out of the hands of locals and given to distant Canberra bureaucrats. By taking an extra 2000GL of water out of the agricultural sector every year since 2012 – the largest re-direction of water to the environment for any large river basin
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Why Is NSW Fining Farmers Under Laws That No Longer Exist?
16 July 2019

Why Is NSW Fining Farmers Under Laws That No Longer Exist?

The New South Wales government must grant an amnesty to all farmers who are being prosecuted under laws which no longer exist. They are facing huge fines of up to half a million dollars for clearing vegetation on their own land and the threat of additional fines of up to $13,000 a day are also reportedly being directed toward farmers
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