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Complex New Rules Force Woke Agenda On Victoria’s English Students
19 February 2024

Complex New Rules Force Woke Agenda On Victoria’s English Students

“Victorian parents have been left in the dark about radical new Victorian government rules, which force the state’s Year 12 students into lessons on woke and divisive race and gender theories as part of their English studies,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs reveals how new
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Illusion Of Choice: New Rules Mandate Woke Texts In Victorian Schools
19 February 2024

Illusion Of Choice: New Rules Mandate Woke Texts In Victorian Schools

Key Findings On 29 January 2024, schoolchildren in Victoria will be returning to classes, with approximately 60,000 undertaking their final year of secondary education. Most of the 60,000 year 12 students will take VCE English, and VCE English teachers will be instructing from a list of 36 texts on the 2024 VCE English text list. This analysis has been undertaken
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Red Tape At Record High Across Australia
6 November 2023

Red Tape At Record High Across Australia

“Red tape created by state and federal governments is currently at the highest level in recorded history. With economic growth weak and government debt continuing to rise, Australia’s political leaders must cut red tape to unleash prosperity,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research in partnership with George Mason University’s
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138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target
12 October 2023

138,000 Jobs In New South Wales Put At Risk By Legislated Net Zero Target

“The state government’s plan to legislate a reckless net zero target will do nothing more than increase power prices for households, destroy jobs in the regions and undermine the state’s energy security,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Introduced into state parliament today, the New South Wales government’s Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill will
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Canberra’s Digital Ministry Of Truth
23 August 2023

Canberra’s Digital Ministry Of Truth

This research report has been prepared to provide an analysis of the Exposure Draft of the Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023. The analysis finds:
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Permanent And More Powerful
1 August 2023

Permanent And More Powerful

South Australians will play a crucial role in the forthcoming referendum on whether to permanently enshrine into the Australian Constitution an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the National Voice). Altering the Constitution requires the approval of a majority of voters nationwide and a majority of voters in at least four states, making South Australia a key battleground state in
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Institute Of Public Affairs Research Note Regarding The Legal Risks Of The Voice
17 July 2023

Institute Of Public Affairs Research Note Regarding The Legal Risks Of The Voice

The following research note was prepared by the Institute of Public Affairs (the IPA) regarding the potential legal risks associated with the federal government’s proposal to insert into the Australian Constitution the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the Voice). At the National Press Club on 5 July 2023, the Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney MP asserted that the
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Overregulation In Western Australia’s Agricultural Sector
29 June 2023

Overregulation In Western Australia’s Agricultural Sector

Farmers and agriculturalists have long been the backbone of Western Australia’s economy, history, and way of life. Some of Australia’s earliest and most significant pioneers, such as Sidney Kidman and the McDonald brothers, were key to the establishment of WA’s successful agricultural industries. Farmers in Western Australia are not immune to the economic challenges facing the nation today. These challenges
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Voice To Parliament Research Report Provided To The Parliamentary Joint Committee Into The Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum
1 April 2023

Voice To Parliament Research Report Provided To The Parliamentary Joint Committee Into The Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum

Later in 2023 Australians will be asked to make a permanent change to the nation’s Constitution. The change will insert into the Constitution an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to represent and be comprised solely of Indigenous Australians. The social, political and legal consequences of this permanent change are explored in this submission. On 23 March 2023 Prime Minister
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Labor’s Safeguard Mechanism Reforms Are Gambling Australia’s Energy Future In The Pursuit Of Fringe Green Policy
28 March 2023

Labor’s Safeguard Mechanism Reforms Are Gambling Australia’s Energy Future In The Pursuit Of Fringe Green Policy

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 energy policy deal struck by the Greens
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