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The Optimism Of Generation Liberty – IPA Keeping In Touch – 14 May 2020
14 May 2020

The Optimism Of Generation Liberty – IPA Keeping In Touch – 14 May 2020

Dear IPA Members Today I am writing to you just after I wrapped up the sixth episode of Viral Banter, the new Generation Liberty forum show. The show has been a real lifeline to myself and the Generation Liberty team during the lockdown, and it is thanks to members like yourself that we have the resources to keep putting it
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“Young Australians Have Been Smashed By The Coronavirus Lockdown Measures”
14 May 2020

“Young Australians Have Been Smashed By The Coronavirus Lockdown Measures”

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: “72.5 per cent of the Australian labour force are now employed by the Commonwealth and state governments
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IPA In The National Debate – IPA Keeping In Touch – 13 May 2020
13 May 2020

IPA In The National Debate – IPA Keeping In Touch – 13 May 2020

Dear IPA Members As Director of Communications for the IPA I can say without a doubt that the last eight weeks have been the busiest and most intense I’ve experienced in my four years working at the IPA. As you know, during this crisis the IPA has been at the forefront of the public and media debate about questions such as
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“Governments…Must Engage In Aggressive Deregulation”
13 May 2020

“Governments…Must Engage In Aggressive Deregulation”

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 Commonwealth government must make it easier for small businesses to re-open and take on more workers
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There Should Be A Staged Reopening Of Cafes And Restaurants In Victoria
11 May 2020

There Should Be A Staged Reopening Of Cafes And Restaurants In Victoria

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 on the easing of Victorian restrictions, attributable to Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs: “As usual, Daniel Andrews says one thing around the national cabinet
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Begin To End The Lockdown
8 May 2020

Begin To End The Lockdown

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 on the roadmap for reopening Australia, attributable to Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs: “The roadmap to recovery from the Prime Minister Scott Morrison is
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Why It’s Time To Get Back To Point-Scoring
8 May 2020

Why It’s Time To Get Back To Point-Scoring

The sooner politics in Australia returns to normal the better. A national cabinet of the Prime Minister and premiers was a good idea at the time, but it has now served its purpose and should be wound down. The former Liberal leader John Hewson is right when he says the national cabinet has for the moment at least, suspended the
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“Governments Must Start To Ease The Lockdown Measures”
7 May 2020

“Governments Must Start To Ease The Lockdown Measures”

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. 60.6% of the Australian workforce, which is 8.3 million Australians, is currently either employed directly by government, or is in receipt of the JobSeeker unemployment payment or the JobKeeper wage subsidy. Specifically: There
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The Biggest Issue With COVIDSafe: Incompetence
7 May 2020

The Biggest Issue With COVIDSafe: Incompetence

The COVID-19 tracing application may look like a targeted and temporary solution, but history shows that privacy incursions are typically irreversible and subject to mission creep.  Last Sunday the COVIDSafe application was released for download. The app works by tracing everyone who comes within 1.5 metres for more than 15 minutes (provided they have the app functioning and Bluetooth enabled). This data is then encrypted and stored
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 62: Let’s Get Back to Work
6 May 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 62: Let’s Get Back to Work

This week the Government focus is finally on getting Australians back to work. But with coronavirus panic still a factor, will the public take the PM’s lead or vote with leaden feet? (1:34-21:42) Daniel Andrews has self-isolated in refusing to reopen Victorian schools, but do health risks really out-weigh social and economic impacts? (21:42-34:54) With negotiations for a trans-Tasman travel
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