Economy

AEMO CEO Must Be Sacked For Failing To Ensure Affordable, Secure And Reliable Energy Supply
15 December 2023

AEMO CEO Must Be Sacked For Failing To Ensure Affordable, Secure And Reliable Energy Supply

“AEMO’s draft Integrated System Plan demonstrates a total abrogation of its core responsibility to ensure Australians have access to affordable, secure and reliable energy. It makes clear that CEO Daniel Westerman is no longer fit to lead the organisation and must be sacked,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, the Australian Energy
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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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Australians Turning Against Unplanned Mass-migration $7,800 A Year Worse Off
11 December 2023

Australians Turning Against Unplanned Mass-migration $7,800 A Year Worse Off

“Australia needs a proper debate about the size of our migration intake, which has grown at an unprecedented rate without planning and without community consent, that is now impacting the day to day lives of average Australians,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research on the attitudes of Australians
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National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy
22 November 2023

National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy

“Australian mining is the backbone of our way of life, and without it we would not be the successful and prosperous nation we are today, with living standards that are the envy of the world,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On National Mining and Related Industries Day, it is vital to recognise and
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A Little Help For Ailing Economy
17 November 2023

A Little Help For Ailing Economy

Australia’s success in the pool and on the track at the Sydney 2000 Olympics was only surpassed by our rapidly growing economy, which was the envy of the world. During this period, our economy was fuelled by the hard-won gains of economic reforms including tax cuts, deregulation and policies to support small business. Together these delivered a boom time. Now,
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Australia’s Economic Competitiveness In Continuing Decline
13 November 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – Australia’s Economic Competitiveness In Continuing Decline

In the 2000s, Australia consistently ranked as one of the most competitive economies in the world. But in recent years, Australia’s economic competitiveness has fallen behind. The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) published its latest World Competitiveness Ranking in June 2023. The Ranking is a comparative assessment of 64 of the world’s major economies, published annually in the IMD’s
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Australia’s Economic Competitiveness Plummets
13 November 2023

Australia’s Economic Competitiveness Plummets

“The sharp decline of Australia’s economic competitiveness on almost every economic measure is alarming, and underscores the precarious state of the national economy, which faces increasing inflation and debt challenges,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released the first long-run analysis of benchmark indicators of competitiveness, as assessed by the International
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As We Remember Let’s Recognise Many Veterans Still Want To Contribute
11 November 2023

As We Remember Let’s Recognise Many Veterans Still Want To Contribute

“As Australians pause to remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans, our political leaders should recognise that many of our ex-servicemen and women still want to make a contribution to our society,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On Remembrance Day, as we remember those who have served our nation and the ones
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Scott Hargreaves Discussing How Energy Security is National Security On Credlin
6 November 2023

Scott Hargreaves Discussing How Energy Security is National Security On Credlin

On 1 November, IPA Executive Director Scott Hargreaves joined Rita Panahi on Sky News’ Credlin from the ARC Conference in London to discuss energy security and its importance to national security. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rita Panahi: Welcome
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IPA Opening Statement to NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into the Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill 2023
30 October 2023

IPA Opening Statement to NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into the Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill 2023

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today. Legislating a net zero emissions by 2050 mandate would be a grave policy mistake for New South Wales, which will cost jobs, undermine energy security and reliability, open potential avenues to activists, without providing a discernible benefit to the environment. Institute of Public Research has established that under a
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