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How The Nature Positive Plan Contradicts The Samuel Review of The EPBC Act
18 July 2024

How The Nature Positive Plan Contradicts The Samuel Review of The EPBC Act

The federal government has justified its Nature Positive Plan as a response to the recommendations made in the 2020 review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act by Graeme Samuel (the Samuel Review). However, in three key respects, the Nature Positive Plan proposes a significant and radical departure from the recommendations made in the Samuel Review:
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Economic Analysis Of The ‘Climate Trigger’
15 July 2024

Economic Analysis Of The ‘Climate Trigger’

Download the research noteDownload Introducing a ‘climate trigger’ would potentially prevent $227.1 billion of investment into the Australian economy. A ‘climate trigger’ refers to a policy mechanism whereby a certain level of annual carbon emissions from a given project would trigger the need for a federal EPBC Act approval. $134 billion of investment in future emission intensive projects would be
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What The Federal Government’s Proposed Environment Protection Agency Will Cost To Taxpayers
12 July 2024

What The Federal Government’s Proposed Environment Protection Agency Will Cost To Taxpayers

Download the research noteDownload The proposed Environment Protection Australia agency would be the sixth most resourced agency in the federal government out of 137, based on 2022-23 financial year data, with estimated revenue from the federal government of $1.8 billion. Environment Protection Australia would increase the number of bureaucrats in the Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water portfolio by more
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Mass Migration Has Failed To Solve Worker Shortage Crisis
6 June 2024

Mass Migration Has Failed To Solve Worker Shortage Crisis

This research note has been prepared to assess the impact of the Australia’s migration programme on the level of job vacancies in the national economy. Chart 1: Overseas permanent and long-term arrivals vs net decline in job vacancies, March 2023 to March 2024 Source: IPA; ABS; Jobs and Skills Australia
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Australia’s Declining Standard Of Living
11 May 2024

Australia’s Declining Standard Of Living

GDP per capita is a better measure of living standards than headline GDP, because the effects of population are accounted for. For the first time since the 1980s, Australia’s per capita growth has declined for four consecutive quarters (under -0.1 per cent in the March 2023 quarter; -0.2 per cent in the June 2023 quarter, -0.5 per cent in the
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The Growth And Distribution Of Welfare In Australia
8 April 2024

The Growth And Distribution Of Welfare In Australia

Table 1: Percentage of total population on welfare—including NDIS, DSP, Jobseeker, or Youth Allowance (does not include age pension)
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Analysis Of Regional Population, Migration, And Housing Data
31 March 2024

Analysis Of Regional Population, Migration, And Housing Data

Institute of Public Affairs analysis of regional population data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today reveal that in the 2023 financial year, demand for housing from net overseas migration alone exceeded the net new supply of housing nationwide. Nationwide housing supply data is provided by the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’s (NHFIC) State of the Housing Report
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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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Illusion Of Choice: New Rules Mandate Woke Texts In Victorian Schools
19 February 2024

Illusion Of Choice: New Rules Mandate Woke Texts In Victorian Schools

Key Findings On 29 January 2024, schoolchildren in Victoria will be returning to classes, with approximately 60,000 undertaking their final year of secondary education. Most of the 60,000 year 12 students will take VCE English, and VCE English teachers will be instructing from a list of 36 texts on the 2024 VCE English text list. This analysis has been undertaken
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Institute Of Public Affairs Research Note Regarding The Legal Risks Of The Voice
17 July 2023

Institute Of Public Affairs Research Note Regarding The Legal Risks Of The Voice

The following research note was prepared by the Institute of Public Affairs (the IPA) regarding the potential legal risks associated with the federal government’s proposal to insert into the Australian Constitution the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the Voice). At the National Press Club on 5 July 2023, the Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney MP asserted that the
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