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Victoria Biggest Business Loser Post Pandemic
27 May 2024

Victoria Biggest Business Loser Post Pandemic

‘’Victoria remains the nation’s biggest loser, with the slowest growth in business numbers since the Covid-19 pandemic, which is no doubt set to get worse due to the irresponsible economic management of the state government,’’ said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Counts of Australia businesses data shows
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IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case
12 March 2024

IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case

“Although the focus of economic policy is usually at the federal level, decisions made by state governments have real-world consequences for families and businesses. With economic headwinds gathering, measuring state government performance is critical,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released its State Economic Scorecard 2024, ranking the performance of Australian states
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Complex New Rules Force Woke Agenda On Victoria’s English Students
19 February 2024

Complex New Rules Force Woke Agenda On Victoria’s English Students

“Victorian parents have been left in the dark about radical new Victorian government rules, which force the state’s Year 12 students into lessons on woke and divisive race and gender theories as part of their English studies,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs reveals how new
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New Zealand’s Failed Experiment Highlights Voice To Parliament Dangers
14 February 2023

New Zealand’s Failed Experiment Highlights Voice To Parliament Dangers

“New Zealand’s failed Māori Voice to Parliament, the Waitangi Tribunal, which the Prime Minister held up as a model for Australia, has imposed dangerous policies that puts a person’s race above all other considerations in government decision making,” said John Storey, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs A new research report from the IPA, New Zealand’s Māori Voice
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Australia’s Incarceration Crisis Highlighted By New Productivity Commission Report
31 January 2023

Australia’s Incarceration Crisis Highlighted By New Productivity Commission Report

“Australia’s criminal justice system is fast approaching breaking-point, with urgent reform now required to stop wasteful spending of taxpayers’ money, improve community safety, and reduce unnecessary incarceration,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2023 revealed; “Too many low-risk, non-violent offenders are being locked up, which
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Urgent Action Needed To Fix Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis
11 November 2022

Urgent Action Needed To Fix Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis

“Australia’s sentencing policies are causing mass-incarceration, imposing significant social and economic costs on the community, and not delivering the justice outcomes we deserve,” said Professor Mirko Bagaric, the Dean of Law at the Swinburne University of Technology Law School. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis: Proposed Reforms of the Australian Sentencing
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Petrol Price Hike Net Zero In Action
15 March 2022

Petrol Price Hike Net Zero In Action

“While any form of tax relief is welcome, cuts to fuel excise will be negated within days due to Australia’s lack of energy production and dependence on foreign oil,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest petrol monitoring report has cited Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, OPEC’s refusal to
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Closing Eraring Is All Pain For No Climate Gain
24 February 2022

Closing Eraring Is All Pain For No Climate Gain

“Shutting the Eraring power station seven years earlier will make no discernible difference to the global temperature, but it will put over 1,000 workers in the Hunter Valley out of a job and drive-up electricity bills,” said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs.  Institute for Public Affairs research published in the Daily Telegraph today showed
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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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