Australia

Environmental Defenders Office Review Stitch Up For Political Allies
17 May 2024

Environmental Defenders Office Review Stitch Up For Political Allies

“Australians can have no confidence in the review ordered by the federal environment minister into the grubby tactics of the Environmental Defenders Office. It is nothing more than a stitch up to protect the government’s political allies,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In November 2023, the Federal Court granted a last-minute injunction to
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Labor’s Claimed Cap On Overseas Students Is All Talk, No Action
17 May 2024

Labor’s Claimed Cap On Overseas Students Is All Talk, No Action

In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of immigration, and how it’s affecting the standard of living. Labor’s cap on international students will not actually limit the number of students entering Australia. So how can it be called a cap? You know you are in trouble when even Canadian
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We And The ABS Will Not Be Fooled Again!
17 May 2024

We And The ABS Will Not Be Fooled Again!

In this article, Scott Hargreaves contextualises and disseminates the findings of the the IPA’s research into federal government debt and spending. The Albanese government is using taxpayers’ money and accounting tricks to cover up the inflationary pressures its own policies are exacerbating, particularly those arising from the so-called energy transition. A responsible budget would have sought to keep a lid on inflation,
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Immigration Cut Common Sense First Step
16 May 2024

Immigration Cut Common Sense First Step

“The announcement by Peter Dutton that a Coalition government would cut annual net immigration levels to 140,000 per year is a common sense first step in fixing Australia’s broken immigration system”, said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In his Budget Reply speech tonight, Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton announced, if elected, a Coalition
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Australia’s New Course Is To Be Managed Decline
16 May 2024

Australia’s New Course Is To Be Managed Decline

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the findings of the the IPA’s research into federal government debt and spending. The budget is our politics writ small: too lacking in confidence and optimism to seek out new growth. A federal treasurer’s speech on budget night isn’t a reflection of every aspect of the country, it nevertheless paints a picture
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Australia’s Future With Tony Abbott – A Bad Budget For Australia
16 May 2024

Australia’s Future With Tony Abbott – A Bad Budget For Australia

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director discuss the the 2024 federal budget, and the decision of the federal government to vote in favour of Palestine’s bid for full membership of the United Nations which goes against our key allies in the US and UK.
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Budget Reveals Lack Of Vision, Ambition For Australia
15 May 2024

Budget Reveals Lack Of Vision, Ambition For Australia

“The federal budget reinforces that the economic focus of the government is solely on redistribution to benefit sectional interests, rather than growth to benefit the entire nation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The release last night of the 2024-25 federal budget locks in higher spending, debt, and taxes for future generations: “This is
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Government Has Seen Sense On Gas. Now It Must Follow Through
15 May 2024

Government Has Seen Sense On Gas. Now It Must Follow Through

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy prices and security, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. The IPA’s Net Zero Program aims to research the various ways net zero policies negatively affect Australia’s energy security, national security capabilities, and household electricity prices. The Federal Government’s announcement as part
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Federal Court Shuts Down E-Safety Commissioner Attack On Free Speech
13 May 2024

Federal Court Shuts Down E-Safety Commissioner Attack On Free Speech

“Today’s ruling of the Federal Court denying the e-Safety Commissioner’s application to extend an injunction on X highlights the dramatic, ideologically driven over-reach by Julie Inman Grant,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, Federal Court Justice Geoffrey Kennett denied the eSafety Commissioner’s application to extend an injunction forcing Twitter/X to hide footage of
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Australia’s Declining Standard Of Living
11 May 2024

Australia’s Declining Standard Of Living

GDP per capita is a better measure of living standards than headline GDP, because the effects of population are accounted for. For the first time since the 1980s, Australia’s per capita growth has declined for four consecutive quarters (under -0.1 per cent in the March 2023 quarter; -0.2 per cent in the June 2023 quarter, -0.5 per cent in the
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