Worker Shortage

National Cabinet A Missed Opportunity For Australians Who Need Housing And Want To Work
16 August 2023

National Cabinet A Missed Opportunity For Australians Who Need Housing And Want To Work

“Australians desperately looking to secure housing and to get into work will be bitterly disappointed by the missed opportunity of today’s National Cabinet meeting,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. IPA research, and the federal government’s own figures, show Australia faces a housing shortage of more than 252,000 houses over the next five years
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Worker Shortage And Housing Crisis Key Tests For National Cabinet
15 August 2023

Worker Shortage And Housing Crisis Key Tests For National Cabinet

“Tomorrow’s National Cabinet meeting is a key opportunity for our nation’s leaders to finally take comprehensive action on Australia’s unprecedented worker and housing shortages, which are holding our nation back,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Research by the IPA has established the federal government’s unplanned increases to the migration intake will cause a
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Mia Schlicht discussing IPA criminal justice reform research ABC Landline – 14 August 2023
14 August 2023

Mia Schlicht discussing IPA criminal justice reform research ABC Landline – 14 August 2023

On August 14, IPA Research Analyst Mia Schlicht joined ABC Landline to discuss the IPA’s research into criminal justice reform and how it can help fill labour shortages. Below is a transcript of the interview. ABC Presenter: In the 26 years Boulia’s held camel races, event President Shelley Lorensen’s seen them grow in size and professionalism. Queensland Racing has even
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Plan To Further Regulate The Casual Economy Will Exacerbate Australia’s $32 Billion Worker Shortage Crisis
22 July 2023

Plan To Further Regulate The Casual Economy Will Exacerbate Australia’s $32 Billion Worker Shortage Crisis

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. The crackdown on casual work touted as part of
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Unsustainable Migration Will Cause Acute Shortage Of 253,000 Homes Over The Next Five Years
7 July 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – Unsustainable Migration Will Cause Acute Shortage Of 253,000 Homes Over The Next Five Years

Australians pride themselves as welcoming and tolerant, yet recognise that infrastructure and housing has not kept pace with a rapid and unsustainable expansion to the nation’s migration intake. IPA analysis of national housing and migration data reveals that, without supply fixes, Australians will experience acute housing shortages over the next five years:
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Submission To The Inquiry Into Social Services And Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023
3 July 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into Social Services And Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Safety Net) Bill 2023 (“the bill”). The bill aims to make minor amendments to
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Focus Locally For Our Jobs
30 June 2023

Focus Locally For Our Jobs

In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into immigration and its effect on housing shortages, and how this affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity.The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. Saturday mornings are the new Monday mornings
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Latest ABS Job Vacancy Numbers Show Time Has Come To Remove All Tax And Red Tape Barriers To Work
29 June 2023

Latest ABS Job Vacancy Numbers Show Time Has Come To Remove All Tax And Red Tape Barriers To Work

“Today’s job vacancy data confirms the need for the Federal Government to finally get serious about Australia’s worker shortage crisis, and to remove the tax and red tape barriers stopping Australians who want to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are still over
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Overregulation In Western Australia’s Agricultural Sector
29 June 2023

Overregulation In Western Australia’s Agricultural Sector

Farmers and agriculturalists have long been the backbone of Western Australia’s economy, history, and way of life. Some of Australia’s earliest and most significant pioneers, such as Sidney Kidman and the McDonald brothers, were key to the establishment of WA’s successful agricultural industries. Farmers in Western Australia are not immune to the economic challenges facing the nation today. These challenges
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West Australian Farmers Already Most Regulated – Heritage Laws To Make Bad Situation Worse
29 June 2023

West Australian Farmers Already Most Regulated – Heritage Laws To Make Bad Situation Worse

“Despite doing the heavy lifting on behalf of the nation, West Australian farmers are now the most heavily regulated in Australia, and, although now delayed, the new Aboriginal cultural heritage laws will only make a bad situation worse,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs has released new research
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