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Business Has Bigger Worries Than ESG
30 May 2024

Business Has Bigger Worries Than ESG

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 30 May 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. One explanation for the seeming decline in discussion about ESG is that it’s
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Victoria Biggest Business Loser Post Pandemic
27 May 2024

Victoria Biggest Business Loser Post Pandemic

‘’Victoria remains the nation’s biggest loser, with the slowest growth in business numbers since the Covid-19 pandemic, which is no doubt set to get worse due to the irresponsible economic management of the state government,’’ said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Counts of Australia businesses data shows
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Bureaucrats Dedicated To Policing Red Tape Poised To Hit 100,000
23 February 2024

Bureaucrats Dedicated To Policing Red Tape Poised To Hit 100,000

“The increase of environmental bureaucrats in Canberra, by more than half, shows how the federal government is determined to curtail growth in Australia’s critical resources sector, no doubt to placate inner-city demands,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs New IPA research released today highlights the rapid growth in bureaucrats dedicated to creating and enforcing regulation
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Energy And Business Policies Put Victoria At The Bottom Of The Ladder
21 February 2024

Energy And Business Policies Put Victoria At The Bottom Of The Ladder

“Victoria is the biggest loser as the only state in the nation to experience a decline in new business startups over the past three years, no doubt set to get worse due the catastrophic failure of the state government’s energy policies,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.  New analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs
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National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy
22 November 2023

National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy

“Australian mining is the backbone of our way of life, and without it we would not be the successful and prosperous nation we are today, with living standards that are the envy of the world,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On National Mining and Related Industries Day, it is vital to recognise and
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Celebrating Our Farming Heritage On National Agriculture And Related Industries Day
21 November 2023

Celebrating Our Farming Heritage On National Agriculture And Related Industries Day

“Australia’s agriculture sector is world-leading and nation-building, consistently putting high quality produce on our tables. Yet, all too often our farmers are detrimentally impacted by poor public policy, which holds Australia back,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, on National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, it is important to recognise that Australia’s wealth
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WA State Government Capitulation On Heritage Laws A Win For Common Sense And Fairness
5 August 2023

WA State Government Capitulation On Heritage Laws A Win For Common Sense And Fairness

“The decision to scrap the new, rushed cultural heritage laws is a win for West Australians who were completely ignored and bamboozled by inner-city elites who wanted to take control of private land by stealth,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Friday evening declaration by the Western Australian Government that its position on
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WA Heritage Laws A Voice Warning To The Rest Of Australia
10 July 2023

WA Heritage Laws A Voice Warning To The Rest Of Australia

“Premier Cook’s admission his new cultural heritage laws only reflect what the Voice will do reinforces the community’s fear they are not being told about the repercussions of the proposed constitutional change,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Over the weekend, Western Australia’s Premier, Roger Cook, made the startling admission that “our Aboriginal cultural
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Latest ABS Job Vacancy Numbers Show Time Has Come To Remove All Tax And Red Tape Barriers To Work
29 June 2023

Latest ABS Job Vacancy Numbers Show Time Has Come To Remove All Tax And Red Tape Barriers To Work

“Today’s job vacancy data confirms the need for the Federal Government to finally get serious about Australia’s worker shortage crisis, and to remove the tax and red tape barriers stopping Australians who want to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are still over
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Overregulation In Western Australia’s Agricultural Sector
29 June 2023

Overregulation In Western Australia’s Agricultural Sector

Farmers and agriculturalists have long been the backbone of Western Australia’s economy, history, and way of life. Some of Australia’s earliest and most significant pioneers, such as Sidney Kidman and the McDonald brothers, were key to the establishment of WA’s successful agricultural industries. Farmers in Western Australia are not immune to the economic challenges facing the nation today. These challenges
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