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Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk
20 March 2024

Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk

“The Queensland government’s emission reduction policies, including net zero emissions by 2050, has the potential to put up to 157,000 jobs across Queensland at risk, with the regions set to be hit the hardest,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a landmark research report titled, An analysis of the employment consequences
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Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland
20 March 2024

Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland

In February 2024, the Queensland state government introduced the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 into the Legislative Assembly. This bill will enshrine targets to reduce emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, 75 per cent below 2005 levels by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050. This report finds that the policy and legislation enshrining a net
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Should We Be Tougher On Youth Crime?
12 July 2023

Should We Be Tougher On Youth Crime?

In this article, Mia Schlicht contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of incarceration, conducted as part of IPA’s Legal Rights Program. The IPA’s Legal Rights Program aims to research various government actions and policies and how they impact the principles of a free society, including the rule of law, our civil and political rights,
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Better Ways To Deal With Many Who Are Incarcerated
12 June 2023

Better Ways To Deal With Many Who Are Incarcerated

In this article, Morgan Begg contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of incarceration, and how low-risk and nonviolent offenders can help alleviate worker shortages, conducted as part of IPA’s Legal Rights Program. The IPA’s Legal Rights Program aims to research various government actions and policies and how they impact the principles of a free
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Australia’s Unprecedented Worker Shortage: Causes And Solutions
23 August 2022

Australia’s Unprecedented Worker Shortage: Causes And Solutions

Australia is currently facing an unprecedented, country-wide shortage of workers. This is undermining economic output and growth by limiting the ability of businesses to meet their production, and as a result there are flow-on effects on wages and government revenue. Addressing this worker shortage should be a high priority for state and federal governments. Australia’s international borders have been re-opened
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Young Australians Suffer One Third Of Job Losses Since Lockdown
13 August 2020

Young Australians Suffer One Third Of Job Losses Since Lockdown

Analysis by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ July Labour Force figures has found that young Australians have disproportionately suffered as a result of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 lockdown measures. Young Australians aged 15 to 24 account for 35% of the net job losses since March despite making
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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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Coronavirus Pain Must Be Shared Around
27 March 2020

Coronavirus Pain Must Be Shared Around

The economic and social burden of the government-imposed sanctions to manage the health crisis must be shared equally with the public sector, which so far has remained shielded from the fallout while thousands of small businesses, sole traders and tradies go to the wall. Seven modest measures to cut inefficient and wasteful government spending worth $30bn could be redirected to
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Welcome To The Real World, Law Grads
24 January 2020

Welcome To The Real World, Law Grads

There are a few responses to all those young graduate lawyers complaining about hard work, long hours and low pay. The first is: “Welcome to the real world.” If they don’t like being a lawyer they could try running a small business. Small business owners regularly report working 60 or 70 hours a week. Even if young lawyers think they
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The Moral Case For An IR Overhaul
30 August 2019

The Moral Case For An IR Overhaul

In a week’s time the federal Coalition will have been in government for six years after having won three elections in a row. For all the worthwhile things it has done over those years – and has tried to do but failed – industrial relations is one of the big policy areas the Coalition has been afraid to touch. Australia’s
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