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Net Zero Jobs A Myth
20 April 2022

Net Zero Jobs A Myth

Today’s analysis by Frontier Economics managing director Danny Price that Labor’s claim that 604,000 jobs would be created by renewable energy is “just plain wrong” and backs in recent research by the IPA on the myth of green jobs,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Recent research and analysis by the Institute of Public
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LNP And Labor Fail On Reef Regulations Bill
6 April 2022

LNP And Labor Fail On Reef Regulations Bill

The Bill introduced by Nick Dametto of Katter’s Australian Party’s (KAP) in the Queensland Parliament to reverse Labor’s pointless Reef Regulations (see here), was defeated by a combination of Labor and Liberal-National (LNP) parliamentarians last week. The Reef is in extremely GOOD condition – at record levels by some measures such as coral cover. The levels of farm pesticide concentrations
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Kitching Wasn’t Just Bullied – She Was A Victim Of Cancel Culture
17 March 2022

Kitching Wasn’t Just Bullied – She Was A Victim Of Cancel Culture

The treatment meted out to Kimberley Kitching by some of her Labor “colleagues” was on any definition bullying, nasty and completely unfair. But that’s politics – politics, like life, is unfair. But certainly, what happened to Kitching Kimberley Kitching at a Senate estimates hearing in 2019. Alex Ellinghausen was particularly vicious and the labelling of some of the perpetrators of
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Put Some Speed Into NBN
27 December 2021

Put Some Speed Into NBN

The National Broadband Network (NBN) should ultimately go down as one of the worst conceived policy projects in Australian history. On these pages recently Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese criticised the Coalition’s approach to the NBN while acknowledging that it “helped Australians to work from home during Covid.” If Labor had have won the 2013 Federal Election and its fibre to
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Labor Takes France’s Side On Subs
4 November 2021

Labor Takes France’s Side On Subs

The only mistake Scott Morrison has made in the way he’s handled the French submarine contract is that he should have cancelled it sooner. It’s been obvious for years even to those with absolutely no expertise in the examination of the minutiae of $90 billion defence contracts that the deal was a dud. The government spending $250,000 of taxpayers’ money
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Labor Would Keep Us Handcuffed To The Paris Climate Deal
12 November 2020

Labor Would Keep Us Handcuffed To The Paris Climate Deal

Opposition legal affairs spokesman Mark Dreyfus’s comment yesterday that Joel Fitzgibbon’s opinions on climate change represented the views of “only a handful” of people within the Labor Party is precisely what someone representing the bayside suburbs of Melbourne would say. And Anthony Albanese’s recommitment to Labor’s net-zero emissions by 2050 mandate is exactly the type of policy someone from inner-city
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We Need To Put Corruption Watchdogs On Short Leash
30 October 2020

We Need To Put Corruption Watchdogs On Short Leash

Labor’s push for a so-called federal anti-corruption body would be an undemocratic and illiberal forum for legalised defamation to be weaponised against political opponents. The most recent call for a federal Independent Commission Against Corruption comes on the heels of last week’s revelations that the CEO of Australia Post and the chairman of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission had
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Let’s See If Progressives Really Mean What They Say
18 October 2020

Let’s See If Progressives Really Mean What They Say

Recent events have demonstrated that taking progressives on face value might be an effective way of stalling the rampant spread of progressivism through our institutions.   In case you missed it, one of the few highlights of a bleak year came last month when the US Department of Education threatened to pull $75 million of federal funding from Princeton University.   Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber had published an open letter on the university’s website
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What The Liberals Must Learn From Labor
8 November 2019

What The Liberals Must Learn From Labor

The Labor Party’s review of its federal election debacle was delivered to the party’s national executive on Thursday. Apparently the review has concluded the ALP ran a poor campaign, had too many policies and was led by an unpopular leader. Labor didn’t need six months to work that out – they knew that on the Sunday morning after the election.Since the poll
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The Minors Are Now Major Parties, Despite Old Player And Media Whinges
28 May 2019

The Minors Are Now Major Parties, Despite Old Player And Media Whinges

Is there really a continuing drift away from the major parties in Australian parties? Like many I have in recent years bought into the narrative that we live in an age of political disruption – one reflecting a more general diminishment in the sense of affiliation people have to historic institutions – and that this had led to a flight
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