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Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws
23 April 2024

Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws

“The federal government is blatantly misleading the public in linking the terrible attacks in Sydney to its proposed misinformation laws, which are designed to do nothing more than censor the opinion of mainstream Australians online,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. In seeking to use the recent knife attack at Bondi Junction,
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Daniel Wild On eSafety Commissioner with Rita Panahi – 17 April 2024
20 April 2024

Daniel Wild On eSafety Commissioner with Rita Panahi – 17 April 2024

The IPA’s research and commentary on “Misinformation” and censorship appears here. On 17 April, the Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild appeared on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the government’s Nature Positive plan, misinformation, and Australia’s record migration intake. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of
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Higgins ‘cover-up’ no Watergate. It was another ‘Russsiagate’
18 April 2024

Higgins ‘cover-up’ no Watergate. It was another ‘Russsiagate’

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 18 April 2024 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. It might not be Australia’s own version of “Russiagate”, but there are more
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Daniel Wild On 2GB Drive Discussing IPA Migration Analysis – 17 April 2024
17 April 2024

Daniel Wild On 2GB Drive Discussing IPA Migration Analysis – 17 April 2024

On 17 April, the Institute of Public Affairs’ Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild joined Luke Grant on 2GB Drive to discuss IPA analysis on immigration, which shows how record migration levels are exacerbating Australia’s housing shortage. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research Below is a transcript of
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New ABS Data Confirms Monthly Migration Intake Exceded 100,000 For First Time In History
17 April 2024

New ABS Data Confirms Monthly Migration Intake Exceded 100,000 For First Time In History

“New ABS data shows Australia’s migration intake remains out of control, with promises to ‘normalise’ arrivals in tatters. Combined with plummeting housing construction approvals, Australia is being set up for a disaster,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest Overseas Arrivals and Departures data shows unplanned mass migration reached
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Colleen Harkin discussing the National Curriculum on The Rita Panahi Show – 16 April 2024
16 April 2024

Colleen Harkin discussing the National Curriculum on The Rita Panahi Show – 16 April 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Colleen Harkin was on The Rita Panahi Show to discuss the IPA’s research into the national curriculum. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rita Panahi:Welcome back. Mathematics skills across the country have been falling for two
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Vandalism Of The Decolonisers
11 April 2024

Vandalism Of The Decolonisers

In this article, Bella d’Arbrera contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the teaching of history at universities, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of
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Building Approvals Crash To 1980’s Levels
5 April 2024

Building Approvals Crash To 1980’s Levels

“ABS data confirms yet again the economic and social disaster awaiting Australia, due to out-of-control and record migration intakes and plummeting building approvals, which have crashed to 1980s levels,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on building approvals in February 2024 reveals: (charts over page) “Yesterday’s
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Fact Check Or Stacked Deck?
1 April 2024

Fact Check Or Stacked Deck?

Analysis of Australian fact checking organisations from 2019 to 2024 Under the federal government’s proposed Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023, social media companies can be penalised by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for failing to remove “misinformation” and “disinformation” from their platforms. It is expected that the social media companies will outsource to fact checking
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Australia’s Worker Shortage Remains Double Historic Average
28 March 2024

Australia’s Worker Shortage Remains Double Historic Average

“The ongoing high number of job vacancies in Australia underscores the immediate need to once-and-for-all lower exorbitant tax rates on Australians who want to work if we want to see numbers return to pre-pandemic levels,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are still
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