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National Cabinet A Missed Opportunity For Australians Who Need Housing And Want To Work
16 August 2023

National Cabinet A Missed Opportunity For Australians Who Need Housing And Want To Work

“Australians desperately looking to secure housing and to get into work will be bitterly disappointed by the missed opportunity of today’s National Cabinet meeting,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research, and the federal government’s own figures, show Australia faces a housing shortage of more than 252,000 houses over the next five years
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Worker Shortage And Housing Crisis Key Tests For National Cabinet
15 August 2023

Worker Shortage And Housing Crisis Key Tests For National Cabinet

“Tomorrow’s National Cabinet meeting is a key opportunity for our nation’s leaders to finally take comprehensive action on Australia’s unprecedented worker and housing shortages, which are holding our nation back,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Research by the IPA has established the federal government’s unplanned increases to the migration intake will cause a
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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Worsening Rental Crisis In Australia
11 August 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Worsening Rental Crisis In Australia

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Community Affairs References Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia. Australia’s housing shortage and rental crisis are the result of both supply and demand issues. On the
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New Data Shows International Students Filled 7 Out Of 10 Of New Homes
17 July 2023

New Data Shows International Students Filled 7 Out Of 10 Of New Homes

“Australians are entitled to ask how they can find a home as inflation drives up mortgages and rent prices become unsustainable, yet the federal government has presided over the largest intake of international students who filled the equivalent of 7 out of 10 new homes,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research released
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Unsustainable Migration Will Cause Acute Shortage Of 253,000 Homes Over The Next Five Years
7 July 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – Unsustainable Migration Will Cause Acute Shortage Of 253,000 Homes Over The Next Five Years

Australians pride themselves as welcoming and tolerant, yet recognise that infrastructure and housing has not kept pace with a rapid and unsustainable expansion to the nation’s migration intake. IPA analysis of national housing and migration data reveals that, without supply fixes, Australians will experience acute housing shortages over the next five years:
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Submission To The Inquiry Into Social Services And Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023
3 July 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into Social Services And Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023 (“the bill”). The bill aims to make minor amendments to
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Bluff Called On Voice With South Australia’s Cynical Ploy
30 June 2023

Bluff Called On Voice With South Australia’s Cynical Ploy

“The decision to delay the introduction of the much-vaunted South Australian Voice to Parliament is a cynical ploy designed to stop the community from knowing the facts about the massive scope and operation of the proposed Canberra Voice,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported today in the Financial Review, the South Australian
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Latest ABS Job Vacancy Numbers Show Time Has Come To Remove All Tax And Red Tape Barriers To Work
29 June 2023

Latest ABS Job Vacancy Numbers Show Time Has Come To Remove All Tax And Red Tape Barriers To Work

“Today’s job vacancy data confirms the need for the Federal Government to finally get serious about Australia’s worker shortage crisis, and to remove the tax and red tape barriers stopping Australians who want to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are still over
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Western Australia Hardest Hit By Worker Shortages
23 June 2023

Western Australia Hardest Hit By Worker Shortages

“Job number one for Premier Cook is to fix Western Australia’s worst-in-the-nation worker shortage levels, which is stifling business performance and punishing customers,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs has released new research that shows Western Australia is the hardest hit by worker shortages, which is holding the state
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Western Australia Is Worst Affected By Crippling Worker Shortage
22 June 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – Western Australia Is Worst Affected By Crippling Worker Shortage

Australia is currently experiencing a persistent and unprecedented, country-wide shortage of workers. Currently, Western Australia is hardest hit by worker shortages. The number of job vacancies in WA is equivalent to 10% of the WA working age population not in the labour force, close to double states such as South Australia. Chart 1: Job vacancies as a percentage of working-age
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