scott morrison

Fighting The Free Money Syndrome
31 March 2022

Fighting The Free Money Syndrome

Tesla drivers, the Morrison government and the Reserve Bank are united by the same idea. That it does not really matter where money comes from. It is a strange world we live in, if when the government cuts taxes on a product it is accused of giving it a “subsidy”. But this is exactly what’s happened after this year’s federal
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Morrison’s Proposed Ministry Of Truth Is Authoritarian And Dangerous
22 March 2022

Morrison’s Proposed Ministry Of Truth Is Authoritarian And Dangerous

Plans by the Morrison Government to give more power to bureaucrats at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to act against ‘big tech’ on misinformation and disinformation are a draconian threat to the free speech of every Australian, the Institute of Public Affairs has warned. “This is Scott Morrison’s Finkelstein moment. In the same way Julia Gillard and Stephen
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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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Closing Eraring Is All Pain For No Climate Gain
24 February 2022

Closing Eraring Is All Pain For No Climate Gain

“Shutting the Eraring power station seven years earlier will make no discernible difference to the global temperature, but it will put over 1,000 workers in the Hunter Valley out of a job and drive-up electricity bills,” said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs.  Institute for Public Affairs research published in the Daily Telegraph today showed
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Slash Red Tape To Build Sovereign Capability
23 February 2022

Slash Red Tape To Build Sovereign Capability

“Slashing red tape is mission critical to Australia’s ability to manufacture its own vital supplies, develop an advanced defence industry and drive the economic recovery from COVID-19,” said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday in Tasmania, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is seeking to build sovereign manufacturing capability to support Australia’s economy
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More To Be Done To Protect People Of Faith
18 February 2022

More To Be Done To Protect People Of Faith

In the same way former Attorney- General George Brandis caused freedom of speech to be redefined as “the right to be a bigot”, so too has the Prime Minister derailed his religious freedom agenda by allowing it to be rebranded “the right to discriminate”. Even if the Morrison government had not withdrawn its religious antidiscrimination legislation from parliament altogether last
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The Cut That Dare Not Speak Its Name
17 February 2022

The Cut That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Recent calls for Scott Morrison to commit to tax reform are well made. But given his and his government’s track record, it might be best to leave the task to someone else. Given how the PM somehow allowed his efforts at ensuring religious freedom to turn into a debate about whether schools can expel students who are gay, it can only be
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Net Zero Already Destroying Jobs In Regional Australia
17 February 2022

Net Zero Already Destroying Jobs In Regional Australia

“The early closure of Australia’s largest coal-fired power station is a direct consequence of net zero policies being pushed by governments and big business in Australia and globally”, said Daniel Wild, director of research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today Origin Energy announced it will close Australia’s largest coal-fired power station at Eraring, located in the Hunter Valley region,
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How the Liberals have found their inner Kevin
3 February 2022

How the Liberals have found their inner Kevin

Whether there’s now much difference between the Liberals and the ALP is a constant topic of conversation among the members of each party. Liberals ask how a $1 trillion of debt and a commitment to net zero emissions is different from anything Labor would do, while ALP members question whether there is any point to a future Labor government if
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PM Seeks The Credit, So Cops The Blame
20 January 2022

PM Seeks The Credit, So Cops The Blame

The problem with running a one-man government is there in the descriptor. All the credit is yours and so is the blame. Scott Morrison won the 2019 federal election for the Coalition single-handedly. Because history doesn’t allow you to test alternatives, we will never know whether he was the only person who could have led the Coalition to victory, but he and
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