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Slash Red Tape To Build Sovereign Capability
23 February 2022

Slash Red Tape To Build Sovereign Capability

“Slashing red tape is mission critical to Australia’s ability to manufacture its own vital supplies, develop an advanced defence industry and drive the economic recovery from COVID-19,” said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday in Tasmania, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is seeking to build sovereign manufacturing capability to support Australia’s economy
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Net Zero Already Destroying Jobs In Regional Australia
17 February 2022

Net Zero Already Destroying Jobs In Regional Australia

“The early closure of Australia’s largest coal-fired power station is a direct consequence of net zero policies being pushed by governments and big business in Australia and globally”, said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today Origin Energy announced it will close Australia’s largest coal-fired power station at Eraring, located in the Hunter Valley region,
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Regions Smashed By Net-Zero Fallout
26 February 2021

Regions Smashed By Net-Zero Fallout

Australia’s political class must exchange their obsession with climate mandates for an obsession with Australian jobs by ditching the Paris Agreement and refusing to adopt a job-killing net zero emissions target. The debate over Australia’s emissions target has fired up in recent weeks. But while there’s plenty of bumper sticker politicking, as Senator James McGrath said on 17 February, there
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Morrison’s 2050 U-Turn Is A Job Killer
12 February 2021

Morrison’s 2050 U-Turn Is A Job Killer

Less than two years ago, Scott Morrison won the so-called “climate change election”. His victory was due in no small part to the Coalition’s successful attacks on the ALP’s climate change policies, including Labor’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. In 2019, the Coalition labelled Labor’s targets as expensive, job-destroying, and “reckless”. In 2020, Morrison said the aim of net
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Net Zero Jobs By 2050?
10 February 2021

Net Zero Jobs By 2050?

Australian farmers will hardly sleep easy with the assurance of the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Michele O’Neil that ‘agriculture has more to gain from transition [to low emissions] than almost any other sector.’  Why farmers haven’t voluntary signed up to a net zero emissions target if they have more to gain than any almost any other sector is a question that O’Neil didn’t care to answer.
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Many People Have Nothing To Celebrate On The Economic Front In 2021
28 December 2020

Many People Have Nothing To Celebrate On The Economic Front In 2021

One might think animal spirits had gripped the Australian economy as a flurry of better-than-expected economic figures hit the newsstands before Christmas. But Australians cannot let the political and bureaucratic class off scot-free for the devastation they have caused in 2020, or for their unwillingness to engage in serious reform which will underpin our future prosperity. The Australian Bureau of
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Young Australians’ Jobs Smashed By Lockdowns
17 September 2020

Young Australians’ Jobs Smashed By Lockdowns

Analysis by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ August Labour Force figures has found that young Australians have disproportionately suffered as a result of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 lockdown measures. Young Australians aged 15 to 24 account for 37% of the net job losses since March despite making
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Young Australians Suffer One Third Of Job Losses Since Lockdown
13 August 2020

Young Australians Suffer One Third Of Job Losses Since Lockdown

Analysis by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ July Labour Force figures has found that young Australians have disproportionately suffered as a result of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 lockdown measures. Young Australians aged 15 to 24 account for 35% of the net job losses since March despite making
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Cutting Red Tape In Project Approvals Can Boost WA Jobs
11 August 2020

Cutting Red Tape In Project Approvals Can Boost WA Jobs

Western Australia’s prospects of becoming the fastest-growing, highest-potential state in Australia after the coronavirus recession was boosted by the commitment of the Commonwealth and McGowan governments to slash red tape for WA’s resources sector. Yesterday, the Commonwealth government confirmed its intention to enter into a bilateral approval agreement with WA under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This
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11.7% The Real Unemployment Rate: IPA
16 July 2020

11.7% The Real Unemployment Rate: IPA

Although the official unemployment rate is 7.4%, analysis by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs estimates that the real unemployment rate, including those who have on net left the labour force since March and those who are employed but working zero hours for economic reasons, is 11.7%. “Australia’s tragic unemployment crisis continues with 815,000 jobs being destroyed
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