Queensland

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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Annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Vital For Australia’s Energy Security
25 August 2022

Annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Vital For Australia’s Energy Security

“It is absolutely critical, in a time of energy shortages and global instability, that Australia secures its domestic oil and gas supplies. This is why Resources Minister Madeleine King’s exploration announcement is very welcome”, said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday’s announcement from the Federal Government that the 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
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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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IPA Touring The Hunter Valley Net Zero Impact Zone
10 May 2022

IPA Touring The Hunter Valley Net Zero Impact Zone

“The Hunter Valley is the canary in the coal-mine for what happens to communities when there is nothing left to replace the resources industry being shut down by net zero,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Tomorrow, the Institute of Public Affairs will tour the Hunter Valley net zero impact zone to communicate its
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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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