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Make Them Pay: Proposed Sentencing Reforms For Fraud Offences
11 November 2022

Make Them Pay: Proposed Sentencing Reforms For Fraud Offences

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Let Pensioners And Veterans Shore Up Our Worker Shortage
22 August 2022

Let Pensioners And Veterans Shore Up Our Worker Shortage

The upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit in Australia, to be held on Sept. 1 to 2, must bring immediate reform to address worker shortages crippling Australian businesses. Australia is in the midst of a worker shortage crisis, with almost 500,000 job vacancies across the country. This is holding businesses back as they try to recover from the past two and
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Do We Fill Job Vacancies With Pensioners Or Migrants?
19 August 2022

Do We Fill Job Vacancies With Pensioners Or Migrants?

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In this article, Cian Hussey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943.
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The Big Winner Is China
9 August 2022

The Big Winner Is China

The ongoing net zero push for renewable energy has one major beneficiary – and it is not Australia Last month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, addressing the media at the Pacific Islands Forum, said the policy of net zero emissions by 2050 and renewable energy were “Australia’s jobs opportunity”. While the PM’s visit to Fiji was valuable to reset Australia’s neglected
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‘Half-baked’ Climate Policies Hurt Liberals In WA
4 June 2022

‘Half-baked’ Climate Policies Hurt Liberals In WA

There will be no shortage of theories about the Coalition’s performance for months to come. In Western Australia alone, the swing of -10.5 per cent was three times the national average. Yet, it’d be naive to attribute this entirely to Premier Mark McGowan’s personal popularity. What often masquerades as post-election analyses are narratives manufactured to legitimise preconceived agendas. Moderates blame
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Labor Wage Hike To Accelerate Inflation, Punish Mortgage Holders And Small Business
16 May 2022

Labor Wage Hike To Accelerate Inflation, Punish Mortgage Holders And Small Business

Preliminary research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs has identified that a 5.1% wage hike as proposed by Labor leader Anthony Albanese could over the next twelve months: lead to a 2.25 percentage point increase to inflation, taking inflation from the current rate of 5.1% to 7.36%; push mortgage rates up by 57 basis points, taking the average
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Major Parties Fail To Understand The Impact of Net Zero On The Hunter
11 May 2022

Major Parties Fail To Understand The Impact of Net Zero On The Hunter

“Both major parties fail to understand the significant economic and social impacts that a policy of net zero emissions by 2050 will have on the Hunter’s workers and community,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today the Prime Minister is in the Hunter Valley where he announced $50 million in funding for research and
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Net Zero To Hammer The Hunter: Eraring Job Losses Up 40%
11 May 2022

Net Zero To Hammer The Hunter: Eraring Job Losses Up 40%

“The net zero emissions by 2050 target, supported by both major parties, will inflict irreparable economic and humanitarian damage on the Hunter Valley,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs, The employment consequences of the early closure of the Eraring power station, shows job losses
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IPA Report: The Employment Consequences Of The Early Closure Of The Eraring Power Station
11 May 2022

IPA Report: The Employment Consequences Of The Early Closure Of The Eraring Power Station

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) was among the first organisations in Australia to quantify the potential employment impact of a policy of net zero emissions by 2050. In April 2022, the IPA released its landmark report, The Economic and Employment Consequences of Net Zero Emissions by 2050 in Australia, which estimates the potential costs of a policy of net zero emissions
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IPA Touring The Hunter Valley Net Zero Impact Zone
10 May 2022

IPA Touring The Hunter Valley Net Zero Impact Zone

“The Hunter Valley is the canary in the coal-mine for what happens to communities when there is nothing left to replace the resources industry being shut down by net zero,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Tomorrow, the Institute of Public Affairs will tour the Hunter Valley net zero impact zone to communicate its
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