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IPA Research Tour of Mallee and Riverland Regions to Discuss Impact of Renewable Energy Projects
10 December 2023

IPA Research Tour of Mallee and Riverland Regions to Discuss Impact of Renewable Energy Projects

“Communities right across regional Australia are on edge as renewable energy projects demanded by inner-city elites threaten their way of life and livelihoods; communities in the Mallee and the Riverland are no different,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the IPA team will visit Mildura, Robinvale, Swan Hill, Kerang, Renmark, and Berri
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Covid In Africa
5 May 2022

Covid In Africa

This article is written by Dr Doug Mitchell for the IPA. With the worst of the pandemic subsiding, attention has slowly shifted to government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular focussing on some of the more draconian measures: lockdowns, mandatory masks and vaccine mandates. Given the horrors of what is unfolding in China, these measures are very much a
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A Land Of Droughts And Flooding Rains: Forecasting Rainfall At Long Lead Times
27 April 2022

A Land Of Droughts And Flooding Rains: Forecasting Rainfall At Long Lead Times

The IPA has today released a new research paper by Senior Fellow, Dr John Abbot, highlighting the recurrent patterns of drought and flooding rains in Australia – challenging claims that recent weather events were unprecedented – and exploring the potential of AI techniques to provide more skilful long-lead monthly forecasts than those provided by the Bureau of Meteorology’s GCM models,
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Collected hits for an Australian cultural canon worth celebrating
27 January 2022

Collected hits for an Australian cultural canon worth celebrating

It’s to the credit of the Institute of Public Affairs that it is interested in the idea of an Australian canon and it would be a mistake to see the list it released late last year – primarily of our significant books but also of paintings, songs and films – as some conservative plot. Besides, there’s the memory of a
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It’s Only Natural
15 January 2021

It’s Only Natural

This article from the Summer 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by German chemistry professor and environmentalist, Fritz Vahrenholt. Sometimes you have to go up in the air to better appreciate the big picture. From the helicopter perspective, many patterns and connections become clearer. This also applies to the climate system: 2,000 years ago, it was warm (Roman
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Costing An Arm and a Leg
21 October 2020

Costing An Arm and a Leg

This article from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by Private Health Australia’s Policy and Research Director, Ben Harris. If you want to know why private health insurance is expensive in Australia, here are some of the culprits. Private health insurance is highly over-regulated. There are hundreds of pages of laws, rules and regulations dictating what health
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The Best Kind of Environment
21 October 2020

The Best Kind of Environment

This article from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Adjunct Fellow, Matthew Lesh. Environmental catchcries of the early 21st century are apocalyptic: “Billions of people are going to die,” “life on Earth is dying,” and “Governments aren’t addressing it”. Religious undertones are abundant. It is good and evil. The end is nigh. Human sin
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Modelling Finds COVID Elimination Strategy Equal To Entire Health, Defence, Education and Welfare Spend Combined
29 September 2020

Modelling Finds COVID Elimination Strategy Equal To Entire Health, Defence, Education and Welfare Spend Combined

Economic modelling in a new report released today by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has found that the COVID-19 elimination strategy adopted by Commonwealth and state governments could cost up to $319 billion, the equivalent to 23% of GDP, from 2020 to 2022. The report, titled Medical Capacity: An Alternative to Lockdowns finds that the
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Fire and Blame
13 August 2020

Fire and Blame

This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by bushfire expert Dr Christine Finlay.* As bushfires peaked in the Australian summer of 2019-20, we heard a lot of the myth of climate change as the prime cause of the flames’ spread and severity. In this article I address climate change but also a second myth,
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Holding the ABC to Account for Staff-led, Taxpayer-funded Climate Activism
28 May 2020

Holding the ABC to Account for Staff-led, Taxpayer-funded Climate Activism

If there are concerns with the quality of journalism in Australia perhaps the AMCA could start by investigating the ABC given that less than one-third of Australians believe the ABC represents the views of ordinary Australians, according to polling we commissioned in February . But, of course, the ABC is not included within the ACMA’s inquiry on impartiality and conflicts
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