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Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws
23 April 2024

Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws

“The federal government is blatantly misleading the public in linking the terrible attacks in Sydney to its proposed misinformation laws, which are designed to do nothing more than censor the opinion of mainstream Australians online,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. In seeking to use the recent knife attack at Bondi Junction,
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How Government Became Its Own Drag On Productivity
29 January 2024

How Government Became Its Own Drag On Productivity

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 29 January 2024 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication.  It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. If Anthony Albanese wants to do something about the cost of living, he
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Australia’s Green Tape Army – An Analysis Of The Growth Of The Environmental Bureaucracy And Agricultural Sector
7 September 2022

Australia’s Green Tape Army – An Analysis Of The Growth Of The Environmental Bureaucracy And Agricultural Sector

Agriculture embodies the values of hard work, risk-taking and entrepreneurship: the values which are central to the Australian way of life. Farmers, graziers, cattlemen, shearers and stockmen are an inextricable part of the Australian identity. The products of Australia’s $83 billion agricultural industry feed and clothe the world, and lift people out of poverty and starvation. As a nation, Australia
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We Need Power Now
14 June 2022

We Need Power Now

Australia must scrap net zero emissions targets and bolster its coal, gas and nuclear resources Over the last two decades, Australians have suffered through low voltage leadership, which has culminated in the dawning energy crisis that Australia certainly did not need to have. Australia has thousands of years of coal supplies. Yet, under the policy of net zero emission by
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The Liberals Need To Embrace Their Working Class Voters To Win Over The Outer-suburban Freedom Fighters
3 June 2022

The Liberals Need To Embrace Their Working Class Voters To Win Over The Outer-suburban Freedom Fighters

Rather than complain about the ‘boganisation’ of the Liberal party, as some wealthy pearl-clutchers have been, the best solution is to just embrace it, not just for the sake of their electoral future. The massive protest vote against Labor in the Melbourne outer-suburbs shows us why there are growing calls for Daniel Andrews to step down as Victorian Labor leader
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Net Zero Or National Defence? Morrison Must Choose
24 March 2022

Net Zero Or National Defence? Morrison Must Choose

Former cosmopolitan elite-in-chief, Adrian Blundell-Wignall (a former head of the OECD) let the mask slip earlier this month when he said: ‘Here is the simple truth. It doesn’t matter where the fossil is burned. The carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere has exactly the same effect on climate change, regardless of whether it is burned here or abroad.’ Putting aside
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Petrol Price Hike Net Zero In Action
15 March 2022

Petrol Price Hike Net Zero In Action

“While any form of tax relief is welcome, cuts to fuel excise will be negated within days due to Australia’s lack of energy production and dependence on foreign oil,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest petrol monitoring report has cited Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, OPEC’s refusal to
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Closing Eraring Is All Pain For No Climate Gain
24 February 2022

Closing Eraring Is All Pain For No Climate Gain

“Shutting the Eraring power station seven years earlier will make no discernible difference to the global temperature, but it will put over 1,000 workers in the Hunter Valley out of a job and drive-up electricity bills,” said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs.  Institute for Public Affairs research published in the Daily Telegraph today showed
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Slash Red Tape To Build Sovereign Capability
23 February 2022

Slash Red Tape To Build Sovereign Capability

“Slashing red tape is mission critical to Australia’s ability to manufacture its own vital supplies, develop an advanced defence industry and drive the economic recovery from COVID-19,” said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday in Tasmania, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is seeking to build sovereign manufacturing capability to support Australia’s economy
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Feeding the Fishes, A$1 Billion
31 January 2022

Feeding the Fishes, A$1 Billion

The feature image is the view from a drone up about 120 metres, of me floating above the front of Pixie Reef, an inshore reef just to the north of Cairns.  This reef was categorised by Terry Hughes as badly bleached, flying at about 150 metres and looking out from an airplane window. The Great Barrier Reef is vast: a
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