Federal Government

No Time To Double Down On Failed Gas Price Cap Experiment
26 April 2023

No Time To Double Down On Failed Gas Price Cap Experiment

“The Federal Government’s proposal to extend the gas price cap to 2025 will dramatically restrict gas supplies, increasing the likelihood of supply shortages, all while driving up energy bills for families and business,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Revelations today that the Albanese Government is set to extend its gas price cap of
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Appointment Of Senator Price To Shadow Cabinet Welcomed
18 April 2023

Appointment Of Senator Price To Shadow Cabinet Welcomed

“The appointment of Senator Price as Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians is a critical step in ensuring mainstream Australians, who do not want to be divided by race, will have a stronger voice in the national debate,” said Institute of Public Affairs Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild. Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a strong and steadfast voice for her community
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Liberals’ Referendum Position Welcomed
5 April 2023

Liberals’ Referendum Position Welcomed

“The IPA welcomes the Leader of the Opposition’s announcement that the Liberal Party will formally reject a constitutionally enshrined race-based body, but warns against making any compromises,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement that the Liberal Party will formally oppose an Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament being inserted into the Australian Constitution, is
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Half Hearted Pension Reforms Fail To Alleviate Worker Shortage Crisis
30 March 2023

Half Hearted Pension Reforms Fail To Alleviate Worker Shortage Crisis

“The latest job vacancy data confirms the Federal Government’s half-hearted pension reforms are inadequate to fix our unprecedented worker shortage. We need to get serious about fixing this problem once and for all,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs. According to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are now over
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Labor’s Safeguard Mechanism Reforms Are Gambling Australia’s Energy Future In The Pursuit Of Fringe Green Policy
28 March 2023

Labor’s Safeguard Mechanism Reforms Are Gambling Australia’s Energy Future In The Pursuit Of Fringe Green Policy

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy security conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. The IPA’s Net Zero Program aims to research the various ways net zero policies negatively affect Australia’s energy security, national security capabilities, and household electricity prices. The energy policy deal struck by the Greens
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Parliamentary Research Brief – How Sensible Criminal Justice Reform Would Help Solve Over-incarceration And Worker Shortages
27 March 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – How Sensible Criminal Justice Reform Would Help Solve Over-incarceration And Worker Shortages

Our latest research brief discusses Australia’s alarming incarceration rate and nationwide worker shortages. IPA research has found that over-incarceration and worker shortages could be addressed by adopting sensible criminal justice reform. If the proposed offender employment program was adopted for low-risk non-violent offenders, government budgets could be improved by $2 billion every year through reduced prison costs and increased income
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Federal Government Makes Bad Policy Worse With Safeguard Mechanism Concessions
27 March 2023

Federal Government Makes Bad Policy Worse With Safeguard Mechanism Concessions

“The Federal Government’s deal with the Greens to pass its safeguard mechanism reform through parliament will only put further upward pressure on energy prices, risk gas supplies, and destroy jobs in regional Australia,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The radical concessions agreed to today by the Federal Government from the Greens include a
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Voice Wording Confirms Mainstream Australia’s Fears Of A New Age Of Racial Division
23 March 2023

Voice Wording Confirms Mainstream Australia’s Fears Of A New Age Of Racial Division

“The proposed wording of the question to be put to the upcoming referendum confirms that the Voice is not a modest request, as the Prime Minister asserts, but a dangerous demand that will create a two-tiered society along racial lines,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement from the Federal Government on the
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IPA Response To Australian Law Reform Commission Religious Educational Institutions And Anti-Discrimination Laws: Consultation Paper (2023)
9 March 2023

IPA Response To Australian Law Reform Commission Religious Educational Institutions And Anti-Discrimination Laws: Consultation Paper (2023)

Dear Commissioner IPA Response to Australian Law Reform Commission Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws: Consultation Paper (2023) Freedom of religion is a core Australian value which has enriched the lives of Australians at an individual level and benefited society as a whole. The freedom to hold, express, and act on religious beliefs is an inalienable human right and integral
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Federal Government Goes All Out To Rig Voice Vote
7 March 2023

Federal Government Goes All Out To Rig Voice Vote

“The Federal Government’s multi-million-dollar Voice to Parliament ‘awareness and education campaign’ is just another attempt to stack the deck for its favoured ‘yes’ campaign,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. The recent enactment of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Portfolio Measures No. 1) Regulations 2023 authorises the Federal Government
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