Queensland

Parliamentary Research Brief – Net Zero Puts 157,000 Jobs At Risk In Queensland
29 April 2024

Parliamentary Research Brief – Net Zero Puts 157,000 Jobs At Risk In Queensland

In April, the Queensland state government passed the Clean Economy Jobs Act 2024, adding to the state’s already extensive collection of environmental red tape and which enshrines in legislation the state’s target of net zero emissions by 2050. Research by the Institute of Public Affairs finds that up to 157,710 jobs will be put at risk by the policy of
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Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk
20 March 2024

Queensland Net Zero Mandate To Put 157,000 Jobs At Risk

“The Queensland government’s emission reduction policies, including net zero emissions by 2050, has the potential to put up to 157,000 jobs across Queensland at risk, with the regions set to be hit the hardest,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a landmark research report titled, An analysis of the employment consequences
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Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland
20 March 2024

Analysis Of The Employment Consequences Of A Net Zero Target In Queensland

In February 2024, the Queensland state government introduced the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 into the Legislative Assembly. This bill will enshrine targets to reduce emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, 75 per cent below 2005 levels by 2035, and net zero emissions by 2050. This report finds that the policy and legislation enshrining a net
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IPA Research Tour Of Central Queensland To Discuss Impact Of State Energy And Emissions Policies
19 March 2024

IPA Research Tour Of Central Queensland To Discuss Impact Of State Energy And Emissions Policies

“Queensland’s regions are under attack from an onslaught of political polices that are designed to undermine the existence of the very industries these communities rely upon for employment and growth,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA will travel to central Queensland to release new research which focuses on the jobs
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024
7 March 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Inquiry Into The Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024

The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Clean Economy Jobs, Resources and Transport Committee (“the committee”, as it conducts its inquiry into the Clean Economy Jobs Bill 2024 (“the bill”). The bill aims to enshrine into legislation the emission reduction targets of the state government,
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Queensland Mandate Judgement A Victory For Process, Not Human Rights
7 March 2024

Queensland Mandate Judgement A Victory For Process, Not Human Rights

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 7 March 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 decision handed down in Queensland’s Supreme Court ruling vaccine mandates imposed on
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Youth Justice Reform Inquiry In Queensland
1 March 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Youth Justice Reform Inquiry In Queensland

This submission shares with the committee research and analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) relating to the issues raised as part of the committee’s current Inquiry into Youth Justice Reform in Queensland (the inquiry). I note that the terms of reference for the inquiry are specifically relevant to new IPA research highlighting the current shortcomings of the youth
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John Storey On Closing The Gap Success Tasmania Talk LAFM – 5 October 2023
5 October 2023

John Storey On Closing The Gap Success Tasmania Talk LAFM – 5 October 2023

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Director of the Legal Rights Program, John Storey, joined Richard Perno on Tasmania Talks to discuss new IPA research on how the Voice to Parliament may undermine Tasmania’s Closing the Gap success. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript
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Saxon Davidson On Worker Shortage Research ABC Far North – 14 September 2023
14 September 2023

Saxon Davidson On Worker Shortage Research ABC Far North – 14 September 2023

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Saxon Davidson joined Adam Stephen on ABC Far North to discuss the unprecedented nationwide worker shortage and how it is affecting regional communities the most. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Adam Stephen: It won’t
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Unprecedented Nationwide Jobs Crunch: Geographic Analysis Of Worker Shortages In Australia
14 September 2023

Unprecedented Nationwide Jobs Crunch: Geographic Analysis Of Worker Shortages In Australia

Australia is currently facing an unprecedented worker shortage crisis, with job vacancies increasing by 235 per cent between May 2020 and May 2023, and one in four businesses currently being unable to find enough workers. To measure the severity of worker shortages, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) created the ‘Job Vacancy Crunch Rate’, which is the ratio of job
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