Federal Government

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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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023
28 September 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of PublicAffairs (the IPA) with the Education and Employment Legislation Committee as it conducts itsinquiry into the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (the bill). The findings contained in this submission are based on analysis conducted by the IPA relating
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Employment White Paper Cop Out
25 September 2023

Employment White Paper Cop Out

“Making permanent the minor changes to the pension work bonus scheme is welcome, and an endorsement of IPA research, however the White Paper fails pensioners, veterans, and students by not committing to remove all disincentives to work once and for all,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs The federal government’s Employment White Paper outlines a
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Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach
20 September 2023

Employment White paper Must Focus On Getting More Australians Into Work Over Lazy Migration-only Approach

“The failure to remove tax and red tape barriers stopping pensioners, veterans and students from working must be addressed as a priority in the federal government’s Employment White Paper to be released next week,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research has shown that $32 billion in wages is foregone each year as tax
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Is The Voice’s Question Misleading?
14 September 2023

Is The Voice’s Question Misleading?

In this article, John Storey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian Constitution as part of the IPA’s analysis of the Voice to Parliament. The IPA has been researching the consequences a potential Voice to Parliament would have to the political freedom, liberty, and equality of Australians since the Uluru Statement of the Heart was
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New Data: Record Migration To Worsen Housing Crisis
12 September 2023

New Data: Record Migration To Worsen Housing Crisis

“Australians must brace for even further increases in the cost of housing and rents as the federal government’s record, unplanned migration intake arrives without any plan to build the number of homes needed,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that: “The surge in
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Daniel Wild On International Student Intake Pressure On Rents ABC Illawarra – 4 September 2023
4 September 2023

Daniel Wild On International Student Intake Pressure On Rents ABC Illawarra – 4 September 2023

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Deputy Executive Director, Daniel Wild, joined Nick Rheinberger on ABC Illawarra Mornings to discuss the pressure caused by the federal government’s unplanned, record high international student intake that alone is costing approximately up to $1,040 per household per year. Preliminary IPA research into the relationship between net international student intake and annual rent increases from
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Daniel Wild On Rental Prices And Effect Of International Student Intake ABC FNQ – 4 September 2023
4 September 2023

Daniel Wild On Rental Prices And Effect Of International Student Intake ABC FNQ – 4 September 2023

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Deputy Executive Director, Daniel Wild, joined Adam Stephen on ABC Far North Queensland to discuss the pressure caused by the federal government’s unplanned, record high international student intake that alone is costing approximately up to $1,040 per household per year. Preliminary IPA research into the relationship between net international student intake and annual rent increases
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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions], National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions] and the Treasury Law Amendment (Housing Measures No. 1) Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions].
29 August 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions], National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions] and the Treasury Law Amendment (Housing Measures No. 1) Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions].

Dear Committee Secretary, Australia’s housing shortage is the result of both supply and demand issues. On the supply side, government red tape and tax, the rising cost of raw materials, and a shortage of workers in the economy, are placing upward pressure on production and development costs. On the demand side, the unprecedented and unplanned surge in migration is placing
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Intergenerational Report Makes Clear Urgent Reform Needed To Get Australians Into Work
24 August 2023

Intergenerational Report Makes Clear Urgent Reform Needed To Get Australians Into Work

“With Australians aged over 65 set to double in 40 years, today’s Intergenerational Report highlights the need to remove unfair tax and red tape barriers stopping Australian pensioners, veterans, and students who want to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The latest Intergenerational Report, released by the federal government today, shows the number of
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