Economy

Australia’s Worker Shortage is a Canberra Policy Shortage
12 October 2023

Australia’s Worker Shortage is a Canberra Policy Shortage

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. Australia’s persistent worker shortage crisis is a major roadblock to the growth of our economy and our nation’s prosperity. There is no clearer example of how it is adversely affecting our infrastructure
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Bran Black Has The Hardest Job In Australia
5 October 2023

Bran Black Has The Hardest Job In Australia

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the growth of red tape in Australia, and how that affects Australian businesses. The new boss of the lobby group for big business is described as “Mr Nice Guy”, but that will do nothing to push back against the government’s enthusiasm for drowning business in
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Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis: A Handbrake On Economic Growth
5 October 2023

Australia’s Worker Shortage Crisis: A Handbrake On Economic Growth

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. It has become clear since the release of the federal government’s much-touted Employment White Paper that there is no comprehensive plan to properly achieve ‘full employment’ or resolve Australia’s entrenched worker shortage crisis. Australia
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ABS Job Vacancy Data Confirms Worker Shortage Crisis Persists
28 September 2023

ABS Job Vacancy Data Confirms Worker Shortage Crisis Persists

“Australia’s persistent worker shortage crisis is a handbrake on vital economic growth with job vacancy levels remaining almost twice that of three years ago,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are over 390,000 job vacancies across the nation, and one in five Australian businesses
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Scott Hargreaves Discussing The Cost Of Nuclear Energy And Net Zero On 6PR
19 September 2023

Scott Hargreaves Discussing The Cost Of Nuclear Energy And Net Zero On 6PR

On 18 September, IPA Executive Director Scott Hargreaves joined Russell Collett on 6PR’s Perth Live programme to discuss the cost of nuclear energy compared to net zero and renewables. 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. Russell Collett: Welcome back to
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Unprecedented Nationwide Jobs Crunch: Geographic Analysis Of Worker Shortages In Australia
14 September 2023

Unprecedented Nationwide Jobs Crunch: Geographic Analysis Of Worker Shortages In Australia

Australia is currently facing an unprecedented worker shortage crisis, with job vacancies increasing by 235 per cent between May 2020 and May 2023, and one in four businesses currently being unable to find enough workers. To measure the severity of worker shortages, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) created the ‘Job Vacancy Crunch Rate’, which is the ratio of job
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Game’s up for Qantas’ Canberra Crony Capitalism
7 September 2023

Game’s up for Qantas’ Canberra Crony Capitalism

As a Coalition MP quipped a few days ago – “the federal government once owned Qantas. Now it’s Qantas that owns the federal government.” Which isn’t bad for a company barely among the country’s biggest 40 corporations and one that’s less than a 20th the size of BHP. The political power and cultural influence of Qantas is a tribute to
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AEMO Highlights Need To Keep Reliable And Affordable Baseload Generation On The Grid
31 August 2023

AEMO Highlights Need To Keep Reliable And Affordable Baseload Generation On The Grid

“AEMO’s forecast of blackouts this summer is a damming indictment on our nation’s leaders who have destroyed our energy security to placate the net zero demands of renewable energy subsidy hunters and inner-city elites,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Australian Energy Market Operator released its 2023 Electricity Statement of Opportunities report that
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Labor’s ‘same job, same pay’ reforms would wreck Australia’s ‘boom and bust’ economy, and leave the rest of us to pick up the pieces
24 August 2023

Labor’s ‘same job, same pay’ reforms would wreck Australia’s ‘boom and bust’ economy, and leave the rest of us to pick up the pieces

In this article, Saxon Davdson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into immigration and its effect on housing shortages, and how this 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. National Cabinet was a missed opportunity
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Plan To Further Regulate The Casual Economy Will Exacerbate Australia’s $32 Billion Worker Shortage Crisis
22 July 2023

Plan To Further Regulate The Casual Economy Will Exacerbate Australia’s $32 Billion Worker Shortage Crisis

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. The crackdown on casual work touted as part of
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