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Unprecedented Use Of Legislation Threatens Australia’s Energy Security And Jobs
9 February 2023

Unprecedented Use Of Legislation Threatens Australia’s Energy Security And Jobs

“The Federal Environment Minister’s unprecedented decision to cancel a vital natural resource project highlights, yet again, that fringe activists are now dictating Australia’s energy policy,” said Dr Kevin You, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The decision by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to reject the Central Queensland Coal Project is the first time that s130(1) of the
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Cost-of-living Crisis To Cross The Nullarbor
7 February 2023

Cost-of-living Crisis To Cross The Nullarbor

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. 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
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Regional Australia To Be Shattered By Safeguard
2 February 2023

Regional Australia To Be Shattered By Safeguard

“Make no mistake, Labor’s ‘safeguard mechanism’ is nothing more than a carbon tax that will bludgeon regional communities, and level industries critical to Australia’s prosperity and national security,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA analysis reported today in The Australian, shows under the ‘safeguard mechanism’ Australia’s 215 top emitting facilities will have a
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Who Stands For The Free Market?
15 December 2022

Who Stands For The Free Market?

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 1 December 2022 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. When business stops advocating for the benefits of competition and the danger of
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Albo’s Gas Cap Folly
12 December 2022

Albo’s Gas Cap Folly

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy prices and 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. If the threat of gas rationing
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Voters Must Say No To Labor’s Naïve Plan To Make Victoria Nearly Totally Reliant On Green Energy By 2035
21 November 2022

Voters Must Say No To Labor’s Naïve Plan To Make Victoria Nearly Totally Reliant On Green Energy By 2035

This article was originally published in Sky News Australia on or about 21 November 2022 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. While the Coalition want to increase gas supply and combat ever-climbing electricity prices, Labor
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Annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Vital For Australia’s Energy Security
25 August 2022

Annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Vital For Australia’s Energy Security

“It is absolutely critical, in a time of energy shortages and global instability, that Australia secures its domestic oil and gas supplies. This is why Resources Minister Madeleine King’s exploration announcement is very welcome”, said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday’s announcement from the Federal Government that the 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
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Net Zero Means Heaters Off
2 June 2022

Net Zero Means Heaters Off

“Yesterday, on the first day of winter, the Australian Energy Market Operator made the extraordinary emergency assessment that rationing gas may be required in response to shortages and explosive price hikes, which is a clear sign of net zero in action,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. It was reported yesterday that the Australian
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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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Fracking And Gas Ban A Serious Backward Step
22 November 2016

Fracking And Gas Ban A Serious Backward Step

The introduction today of legislation to ban the exploration and development of unconventional gas and an extension of the moratorium on conventional gas is a serious backward step, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “This decision is short-sighted, will damage Victoria’s future, and will cost jobs” says Brett Hogan, Director of Research at the Institute
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