Jobs

Activists’ Bid For Ban Puts Jobs At Risk
17 February 2024

Activists’ Bid For Ban Puts Jobs At Risk

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero, 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. Don’t let Tasmania’s salmon
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Why Should Taxpayers Fund Job-destroying Eco-warriors?
19 January 2024

Why Should Taxpayers Fund Job-destroying Eco-warriors?

In this article,  Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero, 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. It is not unreasonable
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138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target
12 October 2023

138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target

“The state government’s plan to legislate a reckless net zero target will do nothing more than increase power prices for households, destroy jobs in the regions and undermine the state’s energy security,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Introduced into state parliament today, the New South Wales government’s Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill will
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Let Them Work: How Criminal Justice Reform Can Help Address Australia’s Worker Shortage
10 March 2023

Let Them Work: How Criminal Justice Reform Can Help Address Australia’s Worker Shortage

Australia is experiencing both an incarceration crisis and an unprecedented worker shortage. Sensible criminal justice reform can address the excessive burden on Australia’s prison system while also filling persistent job vacancies in the economy. The total cost to the Australian taxpayer of imprisoning roughly 42,000 prisoners is now nearly $4.5 billion annually. Over-incarceration imposes an additional cost on Australians by
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Prime Minister Must Be Transparent On Superannuation
24 February 2023

Prime Minister Must Be Transparent On Superannuation

“The Prime Minister’s silence was deafening when he refused on several occasions to be transparent with Australians about the generous pension provisions for politicians who are set to change superannuation rules for the rest of us,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This morning, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, under sustained questioning, refused to give
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138,000 Jobs Under Threat Due To NSW State Election Emissions Policies
21 February 2023

138,000 Jobs Under Threat Due To NSW State Election Emissions Policies

“New South Wales is facing a regional jobs crisis, courtesy of the emission reduction policies both major parties are taking to the March state election, leaving voters with little choice,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, An analysis of the employment consequences of
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An Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Emissions Target In NSW
21 February 2023

An Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Emissions Target In NSW

The New South Wales Government and Opposition have both committed NSW to the policy of net zero carbon equivalent emissions by 2050. They have also both committed to the medium-term target of reducing CO2-e emissions by half of 2005 levels by 2030 – just seven years from now. This report finds that the policy of net zero emissions will put
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IPA Research Tour Of New England And Upper Hunter To Discuss Impact Of State Election Policies On Local Jobs
20 February 2023

IPA Research Tour Of New England And Upper Hunter To Discuss Impact Of State Election Policies On Local Jobs

“Like so many regions, New England and the Upper Hunter face being wiped out due to the emissions reduction policies of the Macquarie Street political elite, who simply do not care about jobs in regional communities,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA will visit Tamworth, Armidale, Narrabri, Boggabri, Gunnedah, and
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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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Estimating The Employment And Economic Consequences – Of Net Zero And Environmental Activism In The Darling Downs
15 December 2022

Estimating The Employment And Economic Consequences – Of Net Zero And Environmental Activism In The Darling Downs

The policy of net zero emissions by 2050 and the green legal activism that it encourages have come at a great cost to Australians. They have contributed to escalating electricity prices, increasing cost of living pressures, and job insecurity in rural and regional areas. Southwest Queensland, which consists of Toowoomba, Darling Downs-Maranoa and immediately adjacent areas, has been and will
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