Mining

National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy
22 November 2023

National Mining And Related Industries Day Reminds Us Of Sector’s Critical Role In Economy

“Australian mining is the backbone of our way of life, and without it we would not be the successful and prosperous nation we are today, with living standards that are the envy of the world,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. On National Mining and Related Industries Day, it is vital to recognise and
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Red Tape Holds Back Critical Minerals Boom
16 November 2023

Red Tape Holds Back Critical Minerals Boom

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. Australia has experienced several wealth-enhancing resource booms, to the considerable benefit of all Australians. And our industries were able to seize the opportunities these booms presented because previous governments understood the value of
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IPA Poll: Attitudes Towards Rural And Regional Australia
18 August 2023

IPA Poll: Attitudes Towards Rural And Regional Australia

This poll of 1,000 Australians was commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs. Data for this poll was collected by Dynata between 4 August to 6 August 2023. QUESTION 1: Approximately how much food do you believe Australian food producers produce each year?
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Poll: Harness Australians Desire To Back The Bush
18 August 2023

Poll: Harness Australians Desire To Back The Bush

“Australians are deeply aware of the vital contribution our rural and regional communities make to our nation. Our leaders need to heed this and refocus policies to back the bush, and bridge the city-country divide,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As the 2023 Bush Summit continues around Australia, the IPA has today released
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South-East Elites Red Tape Ambush On Regional Queenslanders Must End
16 August 2022

South-East Elites Red Tape Ambush On Regional Queenslanders Must End

“The secret plot to hand unelected, Brisbane-based bureaucrats the power to retrospectively shut down critical mining and farming projects dramatically increases sovereign risk, and demonstrates Queensland’s future under net zero,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported in The Australian, secret legislation drafted by the Queensland Environment Department would hand state government bureaucrats
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New Green Jobs A Myth: IPA Research
16 February 2021

New Green Jobs A Myth: IPA Research

The renewable energy sector does not provide a realistic alternative to jobs in the agricultural, mining, and manufacturing sectors which would be put at risk by a net zero emissions target, according to new research released today by the Institute of Public Affairs. There are currently 26,850 jobs in the renewable energy sector, compared with 346,900 jobs in agriculture, 277,900
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The Senate Must Cut Green Tape For Australia’s Jobs
1 September 2020

The Senate Must Cut Green Tape For Australia’s Jobs

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020 (the Bill) which was read in the House of Representatives for the second time on 27 August 2020. The Bill proposes to cut green tape in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) by
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You Don’t Need To Like Clive Palmer To Dislike His Arbitrary Treatment
27 August 2020

You Don’t Need To Like Clive Palmer To Dislike His Arbitrary Treatment

The Western Australian government’s draconian legislation passed this month to extinguish the legal rights of Clive Palmer and his flagship company, Minerology, is the kind of thing that would not be out of place in a third world autocracy.   A foundational principle of a free and just society is that the law that governs all Australians is not arbitrary, applies prospectively, that court proceedings are
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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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Blue-Collar Jobs Are Worthy Too
21 July 2020

Blue-Collar Jobs Are Worthy Too

Labor senator Raff Ciccone’s statement at the weekend that “there is dignity in all work” is something mainstream Australians have always understood, and at last the political class appears to have cottoned on. Ciccone called for an overhaul of state and federal environmental laws to create more blue-collar jobs, and for limitations on legal injunctions — commonly referred to as
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