economics

How New Zealand Solved It’s Worker Shortage Crisis
12 February 2024

How New Zealand Solved It’s Worker Shortage Crisis

Australia is currently experiencing unprecedented, yet persistent, worker shortages. According to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of job vacancies across the Australian economy—meaning a job position that is available for immediate filling and for which recruitment action has been taken—is currently above 388,000. Worker shortages make it difficult for entrepreneurs and investors to
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Labor’s ‘Tax Cuts For The Teals’ Gift Coalition Golden Opportunity To Win Over Small Businesses, Families With A Comprehensive Reform Agenda
7 February 2024

Labor’s ‘Tax Cuts For The Teals’ Gift Coalition Golden Opportunity To Win Over Small Businesses, Families With A Comprehensive Reform Agenda

In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into Australia’s present cost of living crisis. The Opposition must strike now to win over the millions of Labor voters who are now open to voting Liberal in the wake of the Voice referendum, writes Daniel Wild. With federal parliament returning this week, many have rightly pointed out the
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Daniel Wild Discussing Stage Three Tax Cuts On Mornings ABC Adelaide – 16 January 2024
16 January 2024

Daniel Wild Discussing Stage Three Tax Cuts On Mornings ABC Adelaide – 16 January 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild joined David Bevan on ABC Adelaide Mornings to discuss IPA research to discuss the stage three tax cuts and why they are necessary to help alleviate Australians’ cost of living pressures. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript
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Addicted To Migration – Australia’s Falling Productivity And The Cost Of Relying On Migration For Economic Growth
11 December 2023

Addicted To Migration – Australia’s Falling Productivity And The Cost Of Relying On Migration For Economic Growth

Australia’s economic growth in 2023 was entirely due to population growth—driven by migration—and increased labour participation at the expense of productivity growth: Australia’s dependence on population growth to keep economic growth positive has been increasing consistently over the 30 years between 1990 and the last pre-pandemic financial year (2019): The trends in population and productivity have coincided with a decline
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Same Job, Same Pay Is A ‘Short-sighted’ Union Power Grab That Will Worsen Australia’s Already Anaemic Economic Growth Prospects
12 June 2023

Same Job, Same Pay Is A ‘Short-sighted’ Union Power Grab That Will Worsen Australia’s Already Anaemic Economic Growth Prospects

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. Labor’s proposed industrial relations reforms will worsen Australia’s unprecedented
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Andrews Government’s ‘Astonishing’ Financial Mismanagement Has Come Back To Bite Them – And It’s Hard-working Victorians Who Will Foot The Bill
24 May 2023

Andrews Government’s ‘Astonishing’ Financial Mismanagement Has Come Back To Bite Them – And It’s Hard-working Victorians Who Will Foot The Bill

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Victoria’s level of national debt and how that affects Victoria’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. Tuesday’s Budget is yet another missed opportunity in
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The ESG Trap
20 May 2023

The ESG Trap

While Australians have been distracted by the Voice to Parliament, nuclear submarines, and the Budget, ASIC recently followed through on its threat to crack down on superannuation funds engaged in the esoteric offence of ‘greenwashing’, launching its first prosecution. Greenwashing is the (apparently) deceptive practice whereby business organisations, or investment funds, claim that their products or services are environmentally friendly,
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The RBA Review Had Surprising Omissions
23 April 2023

The RBA Review Had Surprising Omissions

A report that recommended profound changes lacked any evidence to show it was not a set of solutions in search of a problem. The long-awaited review of the Reserve Bank, released to the public last Thursday, had few surprises yet had surprising omissions. For a report that recommended profound changes to the central bank, it lacked any evidence that these changes are,
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Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into ASIC Investigation and Enforcement
1 March 2023

Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into ASIC Investigation and Enforcement

Dear Secretary Submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Australian Securities and Investments Commission Investigation and Enforcement This submission has been prepared for the Senate Economics References Committee regarding its inquiry into the Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigation and enforcement activities. The aspects of the terms of reference which are dealt with in the submission are: The
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Time To Rebalance The Scales Of Justice
8 February 2023

Time To Rebalance The Scales Of Justice

The death of Veronica Nelson in custody has finally convinced the state government to address the appalling rise in Victorian prison numbers, and, encouragingly, the state opposition agrees criminal justice reforms are necessary. Key to these reforms is a review of bail eligibility. The number of unsentenced prisoners, like Veronica Nelson, has more than doubled over the past decade. The
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