coronavirus

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 59: Only The First To Bail Out?
15 April 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 59: Only The First To Bail Out?

Australia has been one of the most successful countries in reducing transmission of the coronavirus. Why are the Australian infection rates so low and what does this mean for policymakers and citizens? (2:44-22:37) Virgin Australia has asked the government for a bail out, what role should the government play in restoring the economy and how should this shape policy decisions?
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Cut Red Tape for Australia’s Jobs – IPA Keeping In Touch – 14 April 2020
14 April 2020

Cut Red Tape for Australia’s Jobs – IPA Keeping In Touch – 14 April 2020

Dear IPA Members Anticipating the economic impact of COVID-19 and the health responses to it is a difficult task. Economic indicators, such as unemployment and GDP figures, lag behind the actual economy; a spike in joblessness can take months to show up in the official data, and by then may have been offset by the creation of jobs elsewhere. In
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“Fines For Minor Breaches That Pose Very Little Risk To Public Safety”
14 April 2020

“Fines For Minor Breaches That Pose Very Little Risk To Public Safety”

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA Comment attributable to Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs: “The bizarre episode in which a Victorian couple were fined on the basis of a holiday
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Imagine, No Magna Carta
14 April 2020

Imagine, No Magna Carta

All over the world, millions of people are being subjected by their respective governments to an untested social experiment which is decimating their societies. This experiment involves locking people up in their homes but fining them if they dare to go out for more than one walk or sit down for too long on a park bench. This experiment is
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We Must Ensure Our Liberties Are Returned As Swiftly As They Have Been Taken
10 April 2020

We Must Ensure Our Liberties Are Returned As Swiftly As They Have Been Taken

On March 30, New South Wales went to bed in a liberal democracy and woke up in a police state as with a stroke of a pen Brad Hazzard signed into law an Orwellian directive. The Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 was signed into law on that day and was in full force by the morning. This
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2020 In Historical Perspective – IPA Keeping In Touch – 9 April 2020
9 April 2020

2020 In Historical Perspective – IPA Keeping In Touch – 9 April 2020

Dear IPA Members As a historian you tend to be highly conscious of the truism that we are always living through history. As time passes, moments crystallise into the building blocks of the narratives through which we try to comprehend our lives and our world. Time is fleeting by its nature, but it does not flow at a constant rate.
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“If Australians Really Are ‘All In This Together’ Then There Should Be A Sense Of Equality Of Sacrifice”
9 April 2020

“If Australians Really Are ‘All In This Together’ Then There Should Be A Sense Of Equality Of Sacrifice”

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. IPA Comment on Morrison government public sector pay freeze, attributable to John Roskam, Executive Director of Free Market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs: The IPA welcomes the public servant pay
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 58: Government Models Can’t Guide Us Back
8 April 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 58: Government Models Can’t Guide Us Back

 The government has revealed the very simple model driving their public policy response to COVID-19. With focus placed on macro modelling general claims, the government must narrow its attention to micro measures and a timeline for society’s recovery (1:26-23:44) On the weekend the IPA called for a safe and responsible roll back of social restrictions, and now the debate’s
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“Government Spending Must Be Cut Where Possible To Help Fund These Repayments”
8 April 2020

“Government Spending Must Be Cut Where Possible To Help Fund These Repayments”

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA Comment attributable to Cian Hussey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs: “The Morrison government should be very concerned that the outlook for Australia’s prized AAA credit rating has
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“The Australian Way Of Life Entails Individual Freedom”
6 April 2020

“The Australian Way Of Life Entails Individual Freedom”

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA Comment attributable to Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs: “The commonwealth government must now turn its attention to what kind of society, economy, and nation
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