elites

Australia’s New Course Is To Be Managed Decline
16 May 2024

Australia’s New Course Is To Be Managed Decline

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the findings of the the IPA’s research into federal government debt and spending. The budget is our politics writ small: too lacking in confidence and optimism to seek out new growth. A federal treasurer’s speech on budget night isn’t a reflection of every aspect of the country, it nevertheless paints a picture
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Elite Universities Loathe Us
30 November 2023

Elite Universities Loathe Us

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australian university campuses, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed
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Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Further Push Up Power Prices And Erode Energy Sovereignty
27 July 2022

Labor’s Net Zero Bill To Further Push Up Power Prices And Erode Energy Sovereignty

“As feared, the introduction of Labor’s net zero legislation today confirms it will fuel further increases in electricity costs by destroying affordable and reliable base-load power generation,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Climate Change Bill 2022 introduced into Parliament today mandates that Australia’s emissions must be cut to at least 43% by
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Coalition Sells Out Victorian Families And Small Businesses For Inner-city Elites
18 July 2022

Coalition Sells Out Victorian Families And Small Businesses For Inner-city Elites

“The Victorian Coalition’s pledge to adopt Labor-Green policy to legislate a 50% reduction in the state’s emissions by 2030 shows how out of touch they are with the concerns of families and small businesses facing crippling power bills,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Matthew Guy’s commitment is also at odds with the Victorian
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Crisafulli Sells Out Regions For South-East Elite On Net Zero
11 July 2022

Crisafulli Sells Out Regions For South-East Elite On Net Zero

“David Crisafulli’s pledge to adopt the Labor-Greens policy of net zero emissions by 2050 shows he is just another politician selling out the regions to appease the south-east elite,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. A recent poll commissioned by the IPA showed 66% of Queenslanders want to pause net zero, more than any
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Can You Feel The Empathy?
9 July 2022

Can You Feel The Empathy?

This week the newly minted Teal Member for Kooyong Monique Ryan gushed on social media about meeting New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and how they discussed the importance of ‘caring for people and place’. Ms Ardern has built a vast international fan base of adoring left-wing disciples, oozing empathy and ‘girl boss cool’ everywhere she visits. But those words,
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Power Price Hike Already More Than Double What Australians Will Pay For Net Zero
26 May 2022

Power Price Hike Already More Than Double What Australians Will Pay For Net Zero

“The anticipated explosion to household electricity bills is a direct and immediate consequence of a policy of net zero emissions, which is forcing affordable and reliable coal-fired power off the electricity grid,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, The Australian and the AFR reported that the Australian Energy Regulator has released its final
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The Liberal Party Lost By Standing For Nothing
24 May 2022

The Liberal Party Lost By Standing For Nothing

Rather than pander to a loud and privileged elite in teal seats, the Liberal Party must start asking itself what it believes in and seeking support for policies that reflect those beliefs. If its behaviour in the three days since it lost the 2022 federal election is anything to go by, the Liberal Party is going to spend the next few years
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ScoMo Should Follow BoJo On Net Zero Pause
16 March 2022

ScoMo Should Follow BoJo On Net Zero Pause

The West has played Russian roulette for more than two decades by outsourcing their energy supply needs to hostile nations, while presenting themselves as environmentally virtuous by pushing inter­national net zero emissions ­targets. Following the invasion of Ukraine, western leaders are waking up fast to the fact their predecessors have left us all in the firing line. Today, energy security
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Pandemic’s Great Divide
13 December 2021

Pandemic’s Great Divide

The west’s ’Doers’ aren’t happy with their Covid-era treatment, and it shows in council election results Comparing the results of the local government elections between the outer western suburbs and the inner-city tells the story of a divided state and nation. In July of this year, almost a month into the Greater Sydney lockdown, the Mayor of Fairfield, Frank Carbone,
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