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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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Your Future Home Has Been Sacrificed In A Political Sweetheart Deal
15 January 2024

Your Future Home Has Been Sacrificed In A Political Sweetheart Deal

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s housing shortage and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The infrastructure and construction sector has been one of the worst affected by persistent worker shortages, with a December report from Infrastructure Australia finding the sector faces a shortage of 229,000 workers. This
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Labor Wage Hike To Accelerate Inflation, Punish Mortgage Holders And Small Business
16 May 2022

Labor Wage Hike To Accelerate Inflation, Punish Mortgage Holders And Small Business

Preliminary research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs has identified that a 5.1% wage hike as proposed by Labor leader Anthony Albanese could over the next twelve months: lead to a 2.25 percentage point increase to inflation, taking inflation from the current rate of 5.1% to 7.36%; push mortgage rates up by 57 basis points, taking the average
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Major Parties Fail To Understand The Impact of Net Zero On The Hunter
11 May 2022

Major Parties Fail To Understand The Impact of Net Zero On The Hunter

“Both major parties fail to understand the significant economic and social impacts that a policy of net zero emissions by 2050 will have on the Hunter’s workers and community,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today the Prime Minister is in the Hunter Valley where he announced $50 million in funding for research and
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Labor’s Housing Plan: The Monster Is In The Detail
9 May 2022

Labor’s Housing Plan: The Monster Is In The Detail

In 2010, the then Rudd government introduced a 40 per cent tax on mining companies. The tax took the form of a virtual co-investment that saw the Commonwealth attempting to finance risky assets at the long-term government bond rate. It was economically illiterate and no doubt contributed to the demise of Rudd’s prime ministership. It seems there is a bit
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