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IPA Research: One Third Of Prime Agricultural Land Sacrificed For Net Zero Pipe Dream
11 December 2023

IPA Research: One Third Of Prime Agricultural Land Sacrificed For Net Zero Pipe Dream

“Policymakers cannot escape the reality of the impact wind and solar energy generation will have on Australia’s landscape, particularly on our prime agricultural land, which will have to be sacrificed to satisfy net zero mandates,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released new research analysing the land use of forecast
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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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Petrol Price Hike Net Zero In Action
15 March 2022

Petrol Price Hike Net Zero In Action

“While any form of tax relief is welcome, cuts to fuel excise will be negated within days due to Australia’s lack of energy production and dependence on foreign oil,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s latest petrol monitoring report has cited Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, OPEC’s refusal to
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Cutting Red Tape In Project Approvals Can Boost WA Jobs
11 August 2020

Cutting Red Tape In Project Approvals Can Boost WA Jobs

Western Australia’s prospects of becoming the fastest-growing, highest-potential state in Australia after the coronavirus recession was boosted by the commitment of the Commonwealth and McGowan governments to slash red tape for WA’s resources sector. Yesterday, the Commonwealth government confirmed its intention to enter into a bilateral approval agreement with WA under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This
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Media Release: Five Unanswered Questions From The Finkel Review
15 June 2017

Media Release: Five Unanswered Questions From The Finkel Review

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today sent all Federal Parliamentarians a new Research Brief highlighting the ‘Five Unanswered Questions from the Finkel Review.’ IPA research has been critical in framing the debate around climate change policy over the past decade. “This debate should not be about how best to manage the decline of coal. It
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More Renewables Will Not Solve The Renewables Problem – Finkel Review
9 June 2017

More Renewables Will Not Solve The Renewables Problem – Finkel Review

The recommendations of today’s Finkel Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, if accepted by government, will ensure that electricity prices continue to rise with little improvement in supply security, according to free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “This Review is particularly disappointing given that it was only set up in the first place, following
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The Potential For Nuclear Power In Australia
2 June 2017

The Potential For Nuclear Power In Australia

While President Trump was last night finalising his Paris withdrawal announcement, in Melbourne the IPA was hosting an event on nuclear power  in honour of the visiting Director of Energy at The Breakthrough Institute in the US, Jessica Lovering. Jessica is currently on a brief tour around Australia courtesy of one of Australia’s most fearless and influential organisations, the Minerals
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Why Section 487 Must Go
15 March 2017

Why Section 487 Must Go

Section 487 holds back our economy, our environment and global development. It must be repealed. The IPA’s Daniel Wild explains why:   Written by Daniel Wild and James Bolt Produced by James Bolt Directed by Saul Muscatel
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