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James Paterson

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Deputy Executive Director

James Paterson is the Deputy Executive Director. Previously, he served as Editor of the IPA Review and Director of Development and Communications. James has appeared on ABC's Q&A, Sky News, ABCNews24, 774 Melbourne and 3AW. James' research and analysis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Spectator and Quadrant.

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IPA recognised in prestigious international award for work against carbon tax

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

The Institute of Public Affairs' work to defeat the carbon tax in Australia has been recognised as one of six finalists in the prestigious international Templeton Freedom Award in Washington D.C. last night. The Templeton Freedom Award, which...

Summit shows reform consensus does not exist

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

"Today's National Reform Summit has failed to agree to a meaningful reform agenda," says James Paterson, Deputy Executive Director of the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Mr Paterson participated in the Summit in Sydney...

Union influence over ALP is a handbrake on reform: new report

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

The institutional influence of the union movement in the Australian Labor Party is a handbrake on reform, according to a new report released today by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Economic reform is being stifled by...

Unions in Labor: A handbrake on reform

OCCASIONAL PAPER | James Paterson and Patrick Hannaford

The disproportionate level of union influence in Australian politics acts as a handbrake on reform. This influence is caused by the deep institutional links between the union movement and the ALP. It has both caused and been reinforced by the...

Today's red tape cuts need to go further

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

The cost of federal government regulation was $65 billion in 2013-14, representing 4.2% of GDP, according to the release of today's Autumn Repeal Day report. This report by the federal government announced a further $305 million in net red tape...

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Malcolm Turnbull must live up to his promise

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
The Australian 1st October, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull's first press conference as Prime Minister struck the right rhetorical note: he promised to lead a "thoroughly Liberal government...

Should Labor cut ties with unions?

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | James Paterson
Daily Telegraph 16th July, 2015

Union control of the Australian Labor Party is a significant obstacle to economic reform and will remain so as long as unions enjoy special legal...

No place for laws aimed at race

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
The Australian 16th April, 2015

The idea all people are equal and must not be divided by their race, their religion or their gender is the legacy of liberal democracy and the...

Liberals shouldn't have abandoned their principles

Governance & Service Provision | James Paterson
The Age 2nd December, 2014

Losing government after one term is a tragedy for Victorian Liberals. But they should be even more disappointed that they didn't use the four years...

Scorched earth as the ABC defends its digital empire

Ideas & Liberty | James Paterson
Australian Financial Review 26th November, 2014

ABC managing director Mark Scott's response to the Abbott government's funding cuts demonstrates exactly why the public broadcaster is long overdue...