western australia

Western Australia’s Budget Sound But Lessons From East Coast Clear
10 May 2024

Western Australia’s Budget Sound But Lessons From East Coast Clear

“In a state with the good fortune to possess an abundance of mineral resources, it is also fortunate to have solid, long-term management by leaders who acknowledge the value these resources add to the state’s economy,’’ said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Analysis by the IPA of the 2024-25 State Budget handed down by
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State’s Dream Of Net Zero By 2030 Is Simply Unachievable
2 May 2024

State’s Dream Of Net Zero By 2030 Is Simply Unachievable

In this article, Kevin You and Rocco Loiacono contextualise and disseminate the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. In June 2022, the State Government announced its plan to close all state-owned coal-fired power stations by 2030
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Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform Perth Live 6PR – 14 March 2024
14 March 2024

Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform Perth Live 6PR – 14 March 2024

In this interview, Research Analyst Mia Schlicht discusses the need for criminal justice reform and better sentencing options. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research Below is a transcript of the interview. Oliver Peterson: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that WA has seen a dramatic increase
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Daniel Wild Detailing IPA Scorecard Research On Perth Live 6PR – 12 March 2024
12 March 2024

Daniel Wild Detailing IPA Scorecard Research On Perth Live 6PR – 12 March 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild joined Oliver Peterson on 6PR Perth Live to discuss IPA’s research into Australia’s economic prosperity. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Oliver Peterson: Today, the Institute of Public Affairs has released its State Economic
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IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case
12 March 2024

IPA State Economic Scorecard 2024 – Western Australia Best Performing State, Victoria Economic Basket Case

“Although the focus of economic policy is usually at the federal level, decisions made by state governments have real-world consequences for families and businesses. With economic headwinds gathering, measuring state government performance is critical,” said Lachlan Clark, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released its State Economic Scorecard 2024, ranking the performance of Australian states
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State Economic Scorecard 2024
12 March 2024

State Economic Scorecard 2024

Key Findings This research note assesses the performance of each Australian state across ten key economic measures, to develop a state economic scorecard. The measures use the most recently available data across a variety of macroeconomic metrics, and finds: Table A: Relative strengths and weaknesses of Australian states in key economic measures
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Unachievable At Any Cost
6 March 2024

Unachievable At Any Cost

In this article, Rocco Loiacono contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. $52 billion is only the beginning for WA Two weeks ago, we got a taste of the brave new world of renewable energy. Victoria’s grid collapsed on a hot and windy afternoon. 530,000 homes were left without power, train
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Despite Record Funding, Declining Results Highlight Education Failure
6 March 2024

Despite Record Funding, Declining Results Highlight Education Failure

“A ‘back-to-basics’ approach to education in Australia has never been more urgent. Today, governments at all levels are spending record amounts but results continue to decline. Without serious reform our students will continue to fail,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research by the Institute of Public Affairs, released today,
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More Government Spending Does Not Produce Better Educational Outcomes
6 March 2024

More Government Spending Does Not Produce Better Educational Outcomes

Key Findings On 31 January 2024, the federal government announced a new education funding agreement with the State of Western Australia to ‘build a better and fairer education system’. The agreement would mean an additional billion dollars in state and federal government funding to WA schools over a five-year period, and if replicated in all states, could mean an additional
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Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024
22 February 2024

Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Scott Hargreaves joined Oliver Peterson on 6PR to to discuss new research which shows WA’s energy plan is unaffordable at any cost. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Oliver Peterson: It is nine past four.
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