economics

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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Red Tape Reduction Focus Welcomed
3 February 2023

Red Tape Reduction Focus Welcomed

“The commitment to appoint a Red Tape Commissioner by Premier Dom Perrottet, if re-elected, is an important display of economic leadership and a step in the right direction,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday, it was announced that a re-elected state Coalition Government in New South Wales would:  “Cutting red tape is critical
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Australia Needs More Than Labor’s Union-appeasing Industrial Relations Laws To Fix Our Chronic Worker Shortage
13 January 2023

Australia Needs More Than Labor’s Union-appeasing Industrial Relations Laws To Fix Our Chronic Worker Shortage

This article was originally published on Sky News Australia. 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.
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Estimating The Employment And Economic Consequences – Of Net Zero And Environmental Activism In The Darling Downs
15 December 2022

Estimating The Employment And Economic Consequences – Of Net Zero And Environmental Activism In The Darling Downs

The policy of net zero emissions by 2050 and the green legal activism that it encourages have come at a great cost to Australians. They have contributed to escalating electricity prices, increasing cost of living pressures, and job insecurity in rural and regional areas. Southwest Queensland, which consists of Toowoomba, Darling Downs-Maranoa and immediately adjacent areas, has been and will
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Australia’s Rising Cost Of Living Challenge
11 November 2022

Australia’s Rising Cost Of Living Challenge

Australia is rapidly entering a new economic era of high inflation, high and rising interest rates, intense cost of living pressures, and heavily constrained government budgets ladened with high and growing debt levels. Cost of living pressures, associated with economy-wide inflation, and within certain critical sectors such as energy, transport, and food, are likely to continue rising. Inflationary pressures, combined
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Urgent Action Needed To Fix Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis
11 November 2022

Urgent Action Needed To Fix Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis

“Australia’s sentencing policies are causing mass-incarceration, imposing significant social and economic costs on the community, and not delivering the justice outcomes we deserve,” said Professor Mirko Bagaric, the Dean of Law at the Swinburne University of Technology Law School. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis: Proposed Reforms of the Australian Sentencing
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Victoria On The Edge – Debt Deficits And Unsustainable Growth
6 October 2022

Victoria On The Edge – Debt Deficits And Unsustainable Growth

Since the goldrush of the 1850s and throughout the bulk of the 20th century, Victoria has been the economic and cultural centre of Australia. Victoria’s vast wealth was generated by an abundance of natural resources, agriculture and the ability for manufacturers to access affordable and reliable energy from the Latrobe Valley. The recession of the early 1990s was followed by
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Victoria’s State Finances Worst In Nation– Every Victorian To Owe $30,000 & Interest Cost To Rise Five-fold
6 October 2022

Victoria’s State Finances Worst In Nation– Every Victorian To Owe $30,000 & Interest Cost To Rise Five-fold

“On all critical financial indicators, Victoria is the nation’s worst performing state by a significant and growing margin, and it will be mainstream Victorians who pay the price,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a key research report, Victoria on the Edge: Debt, Deficits and Unsustainable Growth, which shows of
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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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