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POLL: Australians Call For Migration Pause; Infrastructure Must Come First
1 May 2023

POLL: Australians Call For Migration Pause; Infrastructure Must Come First

“Australians pride themselves as welcoming and tolerant, however they recognise infrastructure and housing has not kept pace with a rapid and unsustainable expansion to migration,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The Federal Government’s migration review, recently released by Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil, failed to address key issues, such as migration growth
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Australians Are Ready, Willing, and Able to Work – Let Them!
11 April 2023

Australians Are Ready, Willing, and Able to Work – Let Them!

In this article, Daniel Wild 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. Australian families are feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living
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Federal Government Makes Bad Policy Worse With Safeguard Mechanism Concessions
27 March 2023

Federal Government Makes Bad Policy Worse With Safeguard Mechanism Concessions

“The Federal Government’s deal with the Greens to pass its safeguard mechanism reform through parliament will only put further upward pressure on energy prices, risk gas supplies, and destroy jobs in regional Australia,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The radical concessions agreed to today by the Federal Government from the Greens include a
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Failure on the Horizon
21 March 2023

Failure on the Horizon

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy security conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. The IPA’s Net Zero Program aims to research the various ways net zero policies negatively affect Australia’s energy security, national security capabilities, and household electricity prices. The consequence of Daniel Andrews’ constitutional ban on
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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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Notes For The Opening Statement Delivered To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee
28 September 2022

Notes For The Opening Statement Delivered To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today. I’d like to set out some broader economic context for the bill and its intent to alleviate the crippling worker shortage facing our nation. Forthcoming research by the Institute of Public Affairs has established the significant economic challenges facing Australia, which this bill seeks to alleviate. New private sector
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Red Tape Locks Pensioners Out Of Work
28 September 2022

Red Tape Locks Pensioners Out Of Work

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. 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. On
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IPA Research: Red And Green Tape is Strangling Australia’s Farming Future
7 September 2022

IPA Research: Red And Green Tape is Strangling Australia’s Farming Future

“Each year there are more city-based bureaucrats with clipboards telling farmers what they can and can’t do, than there are actual farmers. Red and green tape is strangling Australia’s farming future,” says Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In a keynote address today at the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia in Perth, Daniel
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Rising Red Tape Under The Morrison Government Is Strangling Australian Business
4 May 2022

Rising Red Tape Under The Morrison Government Is Strangling Australian Business

When the federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg remarked on the inspiration he takes from the Thatcher and Reagan governments in July 2020, he gave Australians an insight into what he had planned for the economic recovery following the pandemic. “… not everyone is a Keynesian and thinking about income support. It is important to go to the supply side. Thatcher, Reagan,
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Bipartisan Commitment To Coal Must Be Backed By Action
19 April 2022

Bipartisan Commitment To Coal Must Be Backed By Action

“The bipartisan commitment to future coal mines is a welcome development for Australia’s future, but it must be backed by tangible policy commitments such as slashing red tape and scrapping net zero,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. With the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition committing to the development of new
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