Employment

Victoria Biggest Business Loser Post Pandemic
27 May 2024

Victoria Biggest Business Loser Post Pandemic

‘’Victoria remains the nation’s biggest loser, with the slowest growth in business numbers since the Covid-19 pandemic, which is no doubt set to get worse due to the irresponsible economic management of the state government,’’ said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Counts of Australia businesses data shows
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Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk
20 March 2024

Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk

“The Queensland government’s emission reduction policies, including net zero emissions by 2050, has the potential to put up to 157,000 jobs across Queensland at risk, with the regions set to be hit the hardest,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a landmark research report titled, An analysis of the employment consequences
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Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland
20 March 2024

Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland

In February 2024, the Queensland state government introduced the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 into the Legislative Assembly. This bill will enshrine targets to reduce emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, 75 per cent below 2005 levels by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050. This report finds that the policy and legislation enshrining a net
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IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case
12 March 2024

IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case

“Although the focus of economic policy is usually at the federal level, decisions made by state governments have real-world consequences for families and businesses. With economic headwinds gathering, measuring state government performance is critical,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released its State Economic Scorecard 2024, ranking the performance of Australian states
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State Economic Scorecard 2024
12 March 2024

State Economic Scorecard 2024

Key Findings This research note assesses the performance of each Australian state across ten key economic measures, to develop a state economic scorecard. The measures use the most recently available data across a variety of macroeconomic metrics, and finds: Table A: Relative strengths and weaknesses of Australian states in key economic measures
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Work Transition Bill Another Missed Opportunity For Pensioners, Veterans And Students
18 October 2023

Work Transition Bill Another Missed Opportunity For Pensioners, Veterans And Students

“Pension reforms introduced to federal parliament today lack ambition and will still see pensioners, veterans, and students face unfair tax and red tape disincentives to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the federal government introduced the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Transition to Work) Bill 2023, which makes permanent the
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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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Full Employment Discussion Must Include Removing Barriers Preventing Pensioners, Veterans and Students From Work
21 July 2023

Full Employment Discussion Must Include Removing Barriers Preventing Pensioners, Veterans and Students From Work

“If the federal government wants to have full employment, it must immediately remove tax and red tape barriers preventing willing pensioners, veterans and students from working,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. This morning on ABC Radio National, Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers said he welcomed debate on the definition of full employment, saying he viewed
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IPA Report: The Employment Consequences Of The Early Closure Of The Eraring Power Station
11 May 2022

IPA Report: The Employment Consequences Of The Early Closure Of The Eraring Power Station

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) was among the first organisations in Australia to quantify the potential employment impact of a policy of net zero emissions by 2050. In April 2022, the IPA released its landmark report, The Economic and Employment Consequences of Net Zero Emissions by 2050 in Australia, which estimates the potential costs of a policy of net zero emissions
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IPA Report: Net Zero Means No New Coal, Gas, Oil Jobs
22 April 2022

IPA Report: Net Zero Means No New Coal, Gas, Oil Jobs

“A net zero emissions by 2050 target means that, at a minimum, every coal, gas, and oil project in the construction pipeline will need to be scrapped, cancelling over 478,000 jobs concentrated in regional Australia,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. A landmark report released today by the Institute of Public Affairs, The Economic and
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