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Australian Values Save The Day – IPA Keeping In Touch – 6 May 2020
6 May 2020

Australian Values Save The Day – IPA Keeping In Touch – 6 May 2020

Dear IPA Members Since I joined the IPA in 2016, my main responsibility has been leading our criminal justice research. Our project takes its inspiration from the successful, conservative-led movement in the United States to improve community safety with common sense reforms that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our society’s punishment and prevention of crime. In that capacity, I
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Western Lockdowns Are Killing People In The Developing World
3 May 2020

Western Lockdowns Are Killing People In The Developing World

There are a million reasons why the economy vs lives meme in relation to relaxing COVID-19 restrictions is a false dichotomy. Here’s another: Western lockdowns are killing people in the developing world.   Opponents of beginning to ease Australia’s COVID–19 restrictions have been characteristically tasteless. One very esteemed and serious UNSW economics professor said those questioning government policy were promoting “boomer remover” strategies while a Guardian journalist accused the IPA of “barracking to kill grandmas”.   
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Nothing Like Exposing The Twits Of Danandrewstan
1 May 2020

Nothing Like Exposing The Twits Of Danandrewstan

As I write this, coronavirus isolation measures are being eased in almost every state and territory in Australia. But in Victoria, Daniel Andrews is refusing to budge on his lockdown, citing ‘expert evidence’.  And now, with a single tweet, we know exactly the kind of ‘expert’ Andrews is listening to, and it explains a lot.  Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Victoria’s Deputy Chief
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 61: Download Or Else
30 April 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 61: Download Or Else

Over three million Australians have downloaded the COVIDSafe App but the Australian Government has a terrible record on digital security and privacy. Co-hosts Scott Hargreaves and Chris Berg are joined by IPA Adjunct Fellow Matthew Lesh – now Director of Research at the Adam Smith Institute in London – to discuss this plus the UK’s own experience of coronavirus as
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“Equality Of Sacrifice Is Required”
30 April 2020

“Equality Of Sacrifice Is Required”

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. A new nationally representative poll of 1,012 Australians by the Institute of Public Affairs, with data collected by Dynata between 24-26 April, 2020, asked Australians to agree or disagree with the statement ‘Politicians
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“The Unions…Do Not Really Care About The Education Of Australian Children”
29 April 2020

“The Unions…Do Not Really Care About The Education Of Australian Children”

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 on Victorian schools, attributable to Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs: “Teachers do a great job and deserve
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“Slash Environmental Red Tape To Boost Business Investment”
24 April 2020

“Slash Environmental Red Tape To Boost Business Investment”

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 Executive Director John Roskam outlined in his Australian Financial Review column today what the beginning of a reform agenda should look like : Cut the taxes that already exist by bringing
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Not A Very Class Act
24 April 2020

Not A Very Class Act

Despite the health advice consistently provided by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee which says that teachers can and should go back to school, teachers’ unions across the country are continuing to dig their heels in and are doing their level best to make sure that this doesn’t happen. The message to the teachers from the Federal Government could not
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We Cannot Tax Our Way Out Of Debt
24 April 2020

We Cannot Tax Our Way Out Of Debt

These days probably the best way to guarantee the federal Coalition government won’t do something is to have Malcolm Turnbull suggest it. So when Turnbull on the publicity tour for his book raised the prospect of further tax increases on superannuation and investment income, he might well have done enough to ensure they are unlikely to happen. And nor should they. Jobs
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Stop The World, We Want To Change It!
23 April 2020

Stop The World, We Want To Change It!

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have been repeatedly told that the only moral position is to defeat the virus at all costs. Any suggestion that the economic effects of keeping everyone in their homes and shutting down the country warrant our consideration is considered crass or obscene. If you venture that a bankrupt country is unlikely to be a healthy
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