Australian Bureau of Statistics

New ABS Data Confirms Highest 12-Month Net Migration In History
22 March 2024

New ABS Data Confirms Highest 12-Month Net Migration In History

“ABS data shows the federal government has failed to get control of Australia’s migration intake, despite promises it would. This failure is making housing unaffordable for Australians and, as the RBA confirmed, is driving up inflation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics’ quarterly data on Net Overseas Migration,
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New ABS Data Confirms Record Unplanned Migration Continues
15 March 2024

New ABS Data Confirms Record Unplanned Migration Continues

“The latest ABS data shows the federal government has not honoured its promise to ‘normalise’ Australia’s migration intake, as it continues to bring in an unprecedented number of arrivals without any plan for how they will be accommodated,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released new overseas arrivals
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New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform
14 March 2024

New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“The latest ABS data again shows prisons are fast approaching capacity, as violent crime continues to surge. It is clear we need to focus on who we incarcerate and how we can get more people into work and a better life,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Corrective services data released today by the Australian
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Overseas Arrivals In 2023 Exceeded One Million For First Time In Australia’s History
28 February 2024

Parliamentary Research Brief – Overseas Arrivals In 2023 Exceeded One Million For First Time In Australia’s History

According to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 14 February 2024, total permanent and long-term arrivals in 2023 was 1,091,210 people—the first year in history in which this figure exceeded one million. Analysis of the ABS data by the Institute of Public Affairs reinforces the unprecedented and unplanned scale of Australia’s immigration program:
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Australia’s Unsustainable Migration Path
18 February 2024

Australia’s Unsustainable Migration Path

On 15 February 2024, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released data on the number of overseas arrivals to and departures from Australia up to and including the month of December 2023. Analysis of the new data on net permanent and long-term arrivals, as well as other existing data, identifies concerning trends in Australia’s present migration policy settings: Australia is a
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IPA Research: Unprecedented One Million Long-term Arrivals Entered Australia In 2023
18 February 2024

IPA Research: Unprecedented One Million Long-term Arrivals Entered Australia In 2023

“The latest data from the ABS reinforces the unprecedented and unplanned size and growth of Australia’s migration intake. This is placing immense pressure on housing and our critical infrastructure and has not solved our worker shortage crisis,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research analysing the growth of Australia’s
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Saxon Davidson On Pension Reform ABC Adelaide Mornings – 12 February 2024
12 February 2024

Saxon Davidson On Pension Reform ABC Adelaide Mornings – 12 February 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Saxon Davidson joined David Bevan on ABC Adelaide to discuss the IPA’s research into how removing red tape and tax barriers on Australian pensioners can solve Australia’s worker shortage crisis. 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
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Violent Offender Surge Underscores Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform
8 February 2024

Violent Offender Surge Underscores Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“New ABS data again shows that continued increases in violent crime right across the nation will not go away unless political leaders commit to wholesale criminal justice reform focused on preventing crime and keeping communities safe,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest data detailing recorded crime and
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Crime Is Up And So Is The Cost Of Jailing Criminals
6 February 2024

Crime Is Up And So Is The Cost Of Jailing Criminals

In this article, Research Analyst Mia Schlicht contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on criminal justice reform. The duty of our criminal justice system must be to ensure that the community feels safe, is safe, and criminals are effectively punished. Throughout 2023, this was not the reality for many parts of NSW, particularly Sydney, with almost daily reports of violence.
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Productivity Commission Data Shows Youth Justice Systems Nationwide Are Broken
23 January 2024

Productivity Commission Data Shows Youth Justice Systems Nationwide Are Broken

“Data shows urgent criminal justice reform is needed to ensure low-risk youth offenders are punished in a manner that does not turn them into lifelong and violent offenders,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. New data from the Productivity Commission reveals the number of young people in detention across Australia has increased for the second
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