crisis

Minister Confirms Pensioners To Continue To Face 69% Tax Rate
29 February 2024

Minister Confirms Pensioners To Continue To Face 69% Tax Rate

“Minister Rishworth’s confirmation that the federal government will not adopt the New Zealand pensioner work model is cruel news for the more than 500,000 Australians who want to work but are disincentivised from doing so by exorbitant tax barriers,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today on ABC Radio Adelaide Mornings, Federal Minister for Social
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Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Further Push Up Power Prices And Erode Energy Sovereignty
27 July 2022

Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Further Push Up Power Prices And Erode Energy Sovereignty

“As feared, the introduction of Labor’s net zero legislation today confirms it will fuel further increases in electricity costs by destroying affordable and reliable base-load power generation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Climate Change Bill 2022 introduced into Parliament today mandates that Australia’s emissions must be cut to at least 43% by
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Coalition Sells Out Victorian Families And Small Businesses For Inner-city Elites
18 July 2022

Coalition Sells Out Victorian Families And Small Businesses For Inner-city Elites

“The Victorian Coalition’s pledge to adopt Labor-Green policy to legislate a 50% reduction in the state’s emissions by 2030 shows how out of touch they are with the concerns of families and small businesses facing crippling power bills,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Matthew Guy’s commitment is also at odds with the Victorian
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Crisafulli Sells Out Regions For South-East Elite On Net Zero
11 July 2022

Crisafulli Sells Out Regions For South-East Elite On Net Zero

“David Crisafulli’s pledge to adopt the Labor-Greens policy of net zero emissions by 2050 shows he is just another politician selling out the regions to appease the south-east elite,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. A recent poll commissioned by the IPA showed 66% of Queenslanders want to pause net zero, more than any
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Victoria’s Winter Of Discontent
18 June 2022

Victoria’s Winter Of Discontent

The power supply crisis hitting Victorian families, small businesses and manufacturers is not an accident. These are the blackouts Australia did not need to have. The crisis has been caused by deliberate policy choices made by low-voltage politicians, on both sides of politics, cheered on by corporate and media elites, for more than a decade. On the first day of
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Energy Crisis Is New Normal Under Net Zero
14 June 2022

Energy Crisis Is New Normal Under Net Zero

“The energy supply crisis being inflicted on Australia’s eastern seaboard is not an accident; it is a core design feature of the policy of net zero emissions by 2050, which is still supported by both major political parties,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research and analysis has identified that over the next
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Energy Security Is National Security
26 March 2022

Energy Security Is National Security

Featured Image: A compressor station of the Jagal natural gas pipeline stands near Mallnow, Germany, on March 21, 2022. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) As Ukraine burns and a worldwide inflationary crisis threatens to crush the living standards of working people everywhere, out-of-touch political elites continue to bring the global conversation back to climate change. Even as climate evangelists like Boris Johnson
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How The ABC Has Failed Us – IPA Keeping In Touch – 2 April 2020
2 April 2020

How The ABC Has Failed Us – IPA Keeping In Touch – 2 April 2020

Dear IPA Members There have been many exemplary displays of leadership in this crisis. Credit where credit is due, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stating that “Now, if you ask me who is an essential worker? Someone who has a job. Everyone who has a job in this economy is an essential worker.” Is one of them. This point captures what the
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