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There Is A Respectable Economic Argument For Nationalised Nuclear
1 July 2024

There Is A Respectable Economic Argument For Nationalised Nuclear

In this article, Sinclair Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into nuclear energy. The bottom line is that there are sound public choice arguments for the government to build and own nuclear power plants. “Well I wouldn’t be starting from here” is the punchline for every major project proposed in Australia. Whatever the merits of the
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Nuclear Should Fire Coalition’s Fightback!
27 June 2024

Nuclear Should Fire Coalition’s Fightback!

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into nuclear energy. While there might be good reasons for Australia to join the rest of the developed world and have nuclear power, it’s not immediately obvious that Peter Dutton’s plan for this to happen is a vote winner. The results from the Resolve Political Monitor have 41
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Legal Analysis Of The Validity Of Marking Ticks And Crosses On Referendum Ballot Papers
6 October 2023

Legal Analysis Of The Validity Of Marking Ticks And Crosses On Referendum Ballot Papers

This analysis has been prepared following the Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Babet v Electoral Commissioner [2023] FCA 1126 handed down on 20 September 2023. The court dismissed an application brought by Senator Ralph Babet and Mr Clive Palmer (the applicants) seeking a declaration on how the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) should instruct election officials (known as returning officers)
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Ticked Off About Crosses
1 September 2023

Ticked Off About Crosses

The government must pull the AEC into line In this article, Morgan Begg contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Australian constitution, conducted as part of the IPA’s analysis of the Voice to Parliament. The IPA has been researching the consequences a potential Voice to Parliament would have to the political freedom, liberty, and equality of
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Canberra Isn’t Listening To Indigenous Voices On Remote Education
17 August 2023

Canberra Isn’t Listening To Indigenous Voices On Remote Education

Hypocrisy within government undermines the credibility of policymakers, erodes public trust, wastes precious time, and squanders taxpayer funds. An example of this is the federal government’s decision to spend upwards of $380 million to conduct the referendum for the Voice to Parliament proposal, while simultaneously cutting funding to remote schools serving Indigenous communities, and cancelling plans to build two much
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5 Things You Need To Know About The Voice
16 August 2023

5 Things You Need To Know About The Voice

Enshrining a collective identity based on race in the Constitution would be to forever divide Australians from their fellow citizens, while asserting that one defined group is legally and politically more important than the other. Source: Morgan Begg, One Voice: Racial Equality in the Australian Constitution (Institute of Public Affairs, 2023) pages 13-21. The Voice would permanently change the Constitution,
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Celebrating The Secret Ballot 166 Years On
19 March 2022

Celebrating The Secret Ballot 166 Years On

On March 19, Australians come together to celebrate what may be one of the least appreciated aspects of our democracy. That is, our ability to vote privately inside a polling station without having someone watch over our shoulders. It was this day, 166 years ago in 1856, that the Victorian Parliament first legislated what has come to be known as
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