Policy

Bureaucrats Dedicated To Policing Red Tape Poised To Hit 100,000
23 February 2024

Bureaucrats Dedicated To Policing Red Tape Poised To Hit 100,000

“The increase of environmental bureaucrats in Canberra, by more than half, shows how the federal government is determined to curtail growth in Australia’s critical resources sector, no doubt to placate inner-city demands,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs New IPA research released today highlights the rapid growth in bureaucrats dedicated to creating and enforcing regulation
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Energy And Business Policies Put Victoria At The Bottom Of The Ladder
21 February 2024

Energy And Business Policies Put Victoria At The Bottom Of The Ladder

“Victoria is the biggest loser as the only state in the nation to experience a decline in new business startups over the past three years, no doubt set to get worse due the catastrophic failure of the state government’s energy policies,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.  New analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs
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Blind Climate Faith Leaves Us In The Dark
16 February 2024

Blind Climate Faith Leaves Us In The Dark

In this article, John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into climate change. The West’s Net Zero policies are the ultimate act of zealous faith The climate change debate is frequently couched in quasi-religious terms. There are the ‘believers’ on one side, and the ‘sceptics’ and ‘deniers’ on the other. Religious concepts like original sin (our carbon footprint), penance
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IPA Research: One Third Of Prime Agricultural Land Sacrificed For Net Zero Pipe Dream
11 December 2023

IPA Research: One Third Of Prime Agricultural Land Sacrificed For Net Zero Pipe Dream

“Policymakers cannot escape the reality of the impact wind and solar energy generation will have on Australia’s landscape, particularly on our prime agricultural land, which will have to be sacrificed to satisfy net zero mandates,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research analysing the land use of forecast
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Same Job, Same Pay Is A ‘Short-sighted’ Union Power Grab That Will Worsen Australia’s Already Anaemic Economic Growth Prospects
12 June 2023

Same Job, Same Pay Is A ‘Short-sighted’ Union Power Grab That Will Worsen Australia’s Already Anaemic Economic Growth Prospects

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis 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 1943. Labor’s proposed industrial relations reforms will worsen Australia’s unprecedented
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Lessons In Political And Economic Leadership
9 May 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Lessons In Political And Economic Leadership

See below for show notes: This week former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow at the IPA Tony Abbott shares his thoughts on political and economic leadership, in the context of the federal budget and the infighting in the Victorian Liberal Party. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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Failed Zero Covid Policy Cost Australia Over $938 Billion, Report Finds
22 September 2022

Failed Zero Covid Policy Cost Australia Over $938 Billion, Report Finds

This article was originally published in The Daily Sceptic. In this article, Morgan Begg contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how that affected 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
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Regional Australians Deserve Better Than Net Zero Hush Money
27 April 2022

Regional Australians Deserve Better Than Net Zero Hush Money

“Rather than handing out yet more net zero hush money to regional Australians, the Coalition must scrap net zero to protect regional jobs and economic opportunity,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a plan to create 450,000 jobs comes on the heels of landmark research released by
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IPA Welcomes Overdue Walk Back On Net Zero
26 April 2022

IPA Welcomes Overdue Walk Back On Net Zero

“There is now a significant groundswell of support in the community for the Prime Minister to dump net zero ahead of the election to save regional jobs and bolster national defence,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. It was reported in The Australian yesterday that the Nationals’ candidate for the Queensland electorate of Flynn,
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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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