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Albanese Is In A Multicultural Muddle
11 July 2024

Albanese Is In A Multicultural Muddle

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian constitution and racial equality. A commitment to multiculturalism doesn’t answer why “Muslim Votes Matter” sits so uneasily with Australia’s liberal democracy. At the Sydney Jewish Museum on Tuesday at an event to announce the country’s first special envoy on antisemitism, Anthony Albanese said: “Australia can
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There Is A Respectable Economic Argument For Nationalised Nuclear
1 July 2024

There Is A Respectable Economic Argument For Nationalised Nuclear

In this article, Sinclair Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into nuclear energy. The bottom line is that there are sound public choice arguments for the government to build and own nuclear power plants. “Well I wouldn’t be starting from here” is the punchline for every major project proposed in Australia. Whatever the merits of the
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Nuclear Should Fire Coalition’s Fightback!
27 June 2024

Nuclear Should Fire Coalition’s Fightback!

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into nuclear energy. While there might be good reasons for Australia to join the rest of the developed world and have nuclear power, it’s not immediately obvious that Peter Dutton’s plan for this to happen is a vote winner. The results from the Resolve Political Monitor have 41
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Not All Royal Commissions Are Equal
13 July 2023

Not All Royal Commissions Are Equal

The media are a lot more interested in scandals like robo-debt under a Coalition government than in Lawyer X under a Labor government in Victoria. The last few weeks have been the tale of two royal commissions. Last week in Canberra the report of the robo-debt scheme inquiry was released. It continues to dominate the political news as its “sealed chapter” recommends
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Parliamentary Research Brief To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
23 August 2022

Parliamentary Research Brief To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Australia is facing an unprecedented, country- wide shortage of workers, the effect of which is to reduce business investment, economic growth, and productivity, as well as forgone wages and government revenue. Urgent government action is needed to reduce the shortage of workers, with one promising initiative being to encourage more pensioners to re-enter the workforce by reduce the unfair penalty
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When Big Parties Look The Same, Voters Turn Elsewhere
8 June 2022

When Big Parties Look The Same, Voters Turn Elsewhere

Australia issued its verdict at the polls last month. It may not be the desired outcome for all, but it’s an outcome we must respect. This was the most unconventional federal election in recent memory in more respects than one realises. For years the moderates in the Liberal Party ran the narrative that conservatives needed to tone down and embrace
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‘Half-baked’ Climate Policies Hurt Liberals In WA
4 June 2022

‘Half-baked’ Climate Policies Hurt Liberals In WA

There will be no shortage of theories about the Coalition’s performance for months to come. In Western Australia alone, the swing of -10.5 per cent was three times the national average. Yet, it’d be naive to attribute this entirely to Premier Mark McGowan’s personal popularity. What often masquerades as post-election analyses are narratives manufactured to legitimise preconceived agendas. Moderates blame
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72% Of Australians Back Dutton On Reliable, Affordable Energy
31 May 2022

72% Of Australians Back Dutton On Reliable, Affordable Energy

“Close to three-quarters of Australians back Liberal leader Peter Dutton’s focus on reliable and affordable energy supply, which in practice means scrapping the policy of net zero emissions”, said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New Liberal leader Peter Dutton stated in a recent interview with Channel 9 that; “For the Liberal Party, we want
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Australians Won’t Pay For Net Zero
3 May 2022

Australians Won’t Pay For Net Zero

“That a significant majority of Australians have again been found willing to pay little or nothing to cut emissions reinforces that support for net zero in the community is shallow and weak,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. A survey conducted by Resolve Strategic for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age released today
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Regional Australians Deserve Better Than Net Zero Hush Money
27 April 2022

Regional Australians Deserve Better Than Net Zero Hush Money

“Rather than handing out yet more net zero hush money to regional Australians, the Coalition must scrap net zero to protect regional jobs and economic opportunity,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a plan to create 450,000 jobs comes on the heels of landmark research released by
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