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Loser Victoria Shouldn’t Be A GST Winner
15 March 2024

Loser Victoria Shouldn’t Be A GST Winner

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into Australia’s economic prosperity. Any federal government, Labor or Liberal, that’s serious about reforming Commonwealth-state relations would stop rewarding the Victorian government’s disastrous financial mismanagement. The office sweepstakes for the Melbourne Cup is a tradition in Victoria. There are prizes for those holding the ticket for the horses that
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Dunkley Is The Liberal Party’s Chance To Advance On Morrison
1 March 2024

Dunkley Is The Liberal Party’s Chance To Advance On Morrison

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 29 February 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. The timing of the former PM’s departure with the byelection is coincidental but
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Live Not By Lies
20 July 2023

Live Not By Lies

Australian institutions are so hostile to freedom that telling the truth is an act of resistance For too long, Australians committed to freedom have consoled themselves, believing that while their condition is desperate, it’s not yet serious. As Christians lose their jobs, as Liberal and Labor governments embrace government censorship of our speech and opinions, and as the heritage that’s
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Liberals’ Referendum Position Welcomed
5 April 2023

Liberals’ Referendum Position Welcomed

“The IPA welcomes the Leader of the Opposition’s announcement that the Liberal Party will formally reject a constitutionally enshrined race-based body, but warns against making any compromises,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement that the Liberal Party will formally oppose an Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament being inserted into the Australian Constitution, is
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Stage Three Tax Cut Debate Will Be Cancelled
22 September 2022

Stage Three Tax Cut Debate Will Be Cancelled

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 22 September 2022. In the article, John Roskam explained the consequences of the Stage Three Tax Cut in the context of the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of national debt and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. Labor running a ‘big national
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Kelty Puts Politics First, Good Policy Second
8 September 2022

Kelty Puts Politics First, Good Policy Second

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 8 September 2022 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. Bill Kelty is a political genius. But his ideas are grounded in the
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Running On Empty
1 September 2022

Running On Empty

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In the article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of national debt 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
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To Stop Pork-barrelling, Confiscate The Pork
25 August 2022

To Stop Pork-barrelling, Confiscate The Pork

Handing power to public servants won’t fix the problem of politically targeted grants. Governments should do less and spend less. There’s a certain irony in a think tank established with a $30 million taxpayer-funded grant from state and federal Labor governments issuing a report criticising Coalition government “pork-barrelling”. That’s the difference between Labor in power and the Coalition in office.
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Net Zero Will Be The New Zero-COVID
16 June 2022

Net Zero Will Be The New Zero-COVID

The energy crisis should prompt Peter Dutton to ditch the 2050 emission target that, like eliminating the virus, no one will ever admit to supporting in a few years time. Eventually, net zero will be akin to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Just as one day no one will ever admit to having supported lockdowns, people will say “net zero? What was that?” And
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The Liberals Need To Embrace Their Working Class Voters To Win Over The Outer-suburban Freedom Fighters
3 June 2022

The Liberals Need To Embrace Their Working Class Voters To Win Over The Outer-suburban Freedom Fighters

Rather than complain about the ‘boganisation’ of the Liberal party, as some wealthy pearl-clutchers have been, the best solution is to just embrace it, not just for the sake of their electoral future. The massive protest vote against Labor in the Melbourne outer-suburbs shows us why there are growing calls for Daniel Andrews to step down as Victorian Labor leader
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