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“New Private Sector Business Investment Fell To 10.8 Per Cent Of GDP “
3 June 2020

“New Private Sector Business Investment Fell To 10.8 Per Cent Of GDP “

A 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: “New private sector business investment fell to 10.8 per cent of GDP in the March quarter. By comparison,
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IPA Keeping In Touch – Mainstream Australians Value Work And Small Business – 2 June 2020
2 June 2020

IPA Keeping In Touch – Mainstream Australians Value Work And Small Business – 2 June 2020

Dear IPA Members Mainstream Australians want to go back to work, run their own businesses again, and have their temporarily confiscated freedom of movement and association returned as soon as possible. A recent IPA poll of over a thousand Australians conducted in April found that 81% agree that “reducing the unemployment caused by the lockdown will be the most important
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“The National Cabinet Has Not Justified Its Continued Existence”
2 June 2020

“The National Cabinet Has Not Justified Its Continued Existence”

A 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 Morgan Begg, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs: “The National Cabinet has not justified its continued existence. The model of co-operative federalism embodied by COAG and
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Coronavirus: Cover For A Fresh Attack On Free Speech In Victoria
2 June 2020

Coronavirus: Cover For A Fresh Attack On Free Speech In Victoria

Victorians have experienced an unprecedented trashing of their rights and liberties in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but now the temporary problem is being used an excuse to impose new and permanent limits to their freedom of speech.  The recent call to expand hate speech laws comes in the context of an ongoing parliamentary inquiry into the Racial and Religious
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“Climate Change And Energy Efficiency Requirements…Should Be Abolished”
1 June 2020

“Climate Change And Energy Efficiency Requirements…Should Be Abolished”

A 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 best way to boost the economy in general, including the housing and construction sectors, is to
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“The NSW Government Has Made The Right Decision In Freezing Public Sector Pay For 12 Months”
29 May 2020

“The NSW Government Has Made The Right Decision In Freezing Public Sector Pay For 12 Months”

A 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 NSW government has made the right decision in freezing public sector pay for 12 months, other
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“An Insult To The 86% Of Workers Who Are Not In A Union”
28 May 2020

“An Insult To The 86% Of Workers Who Are Not In A Union”

A 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 Kurt Wallace, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs: “Getting unions and big businesses together with government and bureaucrats to re-write industrial relations rules is an insult
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Exposed: The True Scope Of Lockdown Unemployment
28 May 2020

Exposed: The True Scope Of Lockdown Unemployment

The official unemployment rate released by the ABS hides the true impact of the lockdown measures on the economy and employment. In addition to the 823 thousand unemployed, there are 1.26 million Australians who have been forced out of work since March following the lockdown that are not included in the unemployment rate.  The unemployment rate for April jumped to
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 65: Liberalising Australia: Then and Now.
27 May 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 65: Liberalising Australia: Then and Now.

As Australia is once again faced with the desperate need to liberalise and our reinvigorate our economy post-lockdown, we’re joined by an intellectual warrior of the last great era of reform in 80’s and 90’s, Professor Emeritus Wolfgang Kasper, to explore what’s similar and what’s different between then and now, and what are the eternal truths about how to mobilise
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“The NSW Government Has Demonstrated Leadership”
27 May 2020

“The NSW Government Has Demonstrated Leadership”

A 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 NSW government has demonstrated leadership in freezing public sector pay for 12 months but should go
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