Queensland

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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Regional Australia Hardest Hit By Worker Shortages
14 September 2023

Regional Australia Hardest Hit By Worker Shortages

“Australia’s unprecedented worker shortage crisis is a handbrake on vital economic growth, with communities in regional Western Australia and regional Queensland most heavily impacted,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA has today released a geographic analysis of worker shortages across Australia, measuring the severity of worker shortages across 35 geographic zones. The report
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Fear And Loathing In Post-Covid Australia
25 April 2023

Fear And Loathing In Post-Covid Australia

Three years ago, I was approached at a pub in Brisbane by a television station reporting on the mask mandates to be put in place by our state premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk. I was asked what I thought of having to wear a mask and remain seated when at cafes, restaurants, and pubs. I said it was a laugh and that
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The ‘Anti-discrimination’ Bandwagon – Coming To A School Near You
6 March 2023

The ‘Anti-discrimination’ Bandwagon – Coming To A School Near You

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into religious freedom, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed by
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Sea Level Update From Noosa National Park, Queensland Australia
22 January 2023

Sea Level Update From Noosa National Park, Queensland Australia

This article was originally published in Jennifer Marohasy’s website on or about 22 January 2023 and was written by the author in her 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. It is repeated, non-stop: glaciers and ice sheets are melting, and so the sea
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Southwest Queensland Hardest Hit In Nation By Net Zero And Green Regulation
15 December 2022

Southwest Queensland Hardest Hit In Nation By Net Zero And Green Regulation

“Agriculture and mining are the backbone of Queensland’s economy, yet these industries that contribute so much are under constant threat from the destructive policies of the political and inner-city elite in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, in the Western Downs, the IPA launched two new research reports, Queensland’s
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Queensland’s Green Tape Crisis – An Analysis Of The Growth Of Queensland’s Environmental Bureaucracy And Agricultural Sector
12 December 2022

Queensland’s Green Tape Crisis – An Analysis Of The Growth Of Queensland’s Environmental Bureaucracy And Agricultural Sector

Agriculture is the backbone of Queensland’s economy. Along with resources and tourism, the agricultural sector is critical in supporting the development of the fastest growing state in Australia. Agriculture embodies the values of hard work, risk-taking and entrepreneurship: the values which are central to the Australian way of life. Farmers, graziers and stockmen are an inextricable part of the Australian
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IPA To Tour Southwestern Queensland Communities That Are Vital To Australia’s Prosperity
9 December 2022

IPA To Tour Southwestern Queensland Communities That Are Vital To Australia’s Prosperity

“Southwest Queensland is responsible for producing our food, energy, and the resources vital to our nation’s prosperity. Yet, the region is constantly under threat from policies designed to destroy local jobs,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Next week, the IPA will visit Kingaroy, Dalby, Chinchilla, Roma, Toowoomba, and Warwick to discuss new research
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