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Northe Case Highlights Need For Criminal Justice Reform
26 October 2023

Northe Case Highlights Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“Russell Northe has broken the law, abused his position of power for financial gain and should be punished harshly. However, the punishment should be a severe financial penalty rather than incarceration.” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. On Wednesday, former Victorian State MP Russell Northe was sentenced to 21 months in prison by the Victorian
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Labor Is boiling The Frog Of Higher Taxes
24 August 2023

Labor Is boiling The Frog Of Higher Taxes

If you wanted to increase taxes you’d do it precisely the way the government is doing it. Bit by bit, step by step, avoiding anything that looks remotely “big bang” or Whitlamesque. Hopefully the ABC is wrong. According to its political correspondent the Intergenerational Report is “one of the most important documents that will help shape public policy for decades to come”.
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PwC And The Consulting Industrial Complex
4 May 2023

PwC And The Consulting Industrial Complex

The ability of the government to consult experts and stakeholders on draft legislation, sometimes on a confidential basis, is important to the practice of good governance. What PwC did wrecked this process. The Greens are not always wrong. On what should happen to PwC, they’re absolutely right. Following revelations a PwC tax partner breached confidentiality agreements and shared information on the government’s
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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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Stage Three Tax Cut Debate Will Be Cancelled
22 September 2022

Stage Three Tax Cut Debate Will Be Cancelled

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 22 September 2022. In the article, John Roskam explained the consequences of the Stage Three Tax Cut in the context of the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of national debt and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. Labor running a ‘big national
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Proposed Tax Cuts Will Benefit Every Australian
7 September 2022

Proposed Tax Cuts Will Benefit Every Australian

This article was originally published in The Daily Telegraph on or about 7 September 2022 and was written by the author in their 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. Australia is one of the highest taxing nations in the developed world. Yet there
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Age Pensioners Key To Solving Australia’s Labour Crunch
3 August 2022

Age Pensioners Key To Solving Australia’s Labour Crunch

Featured Image Credit: Dean Alston/The West Australian I used to work at a community newspaper where I met some pretty interesting characters. One of the particularly eccentric ones among a group of older workers who came in to fold newspapers on distribution day used to pack up her things at strange times long before her colleagues. She was a pensioner and,
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Australian Notes
24 February 2022

Australian Notes

Why on earth are we stopping people who want to work from working? I used to work at a community newspaper where I met some pretty interesting characters. One of the particularly eccentric ones, among a group of older workers who came in to fold newspapers on distribution day, used to pack up her things at odd times long before
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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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IPA Research Into Anti-Vilification Protections In Victoria
2 June 2020

IPA Research Into Anti-Vilification Protections In Victoria

The Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) Is committed to undertaking research to promote the human dignity of all Australians. At the heart of human dignity is individual freedom. This is why a key focus of the IPA’s research is on freedom of speech, legal rights, and the rule of law which are at the core of Australia’s liberal democratic
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