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South Australian Energy Statement An Admission Of Failure

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Today's energy package announcement by the South Australian Government is an admission of policy failure according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "This package is a damning indictment on 21st century South Australia,"...

IPA: Victorian Opposition Right To Repeal Victorian Renewable Energy Target

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

"The Victorian Opposition is right to scrap the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) in Victoria. It is a costly scheme which raises energy prices while providing no noticeable benefits to the environment," said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow...

5 Reasons To Abolish The RET

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Daniel Wild

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) mandates that 33,000 GWh of electricity - 24 per cent - be generated from renewable sources by 2020. To do this, wholesale energy users, mostly retailers, are required to purchase a certain amount of wholesale...

IPA: South Australia Has No One Left To Blame

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Last night's partial blackout in South Australia is only a small taste of things to come, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "About the only person the South Australian Government hasn't blamed for the outcome of...

IPA: Victorian Gas Ban Just Plain Wrong

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

The announcement by the Victorian Opposition to support the Victorian Government's permanent legislative ban on the exploration and development of unconventional gas and the extension of the moratorium on conventional gas continues this act of...

Submission To The Senate Economics Committee Inquiry Into The Superannuation -Objective- Bill 2016 -Provisions-

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

Policymakers shouldn't be asking how the superannuation system can better support government spending, or more stringently punish those who seek to take care of themselves. It should be about how our society can encourage more people to take...

Australians don't want higher power bills from forced coal closures

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Nearly 50% of Australians would disapprove of the closure of coal-fired power plants if electricity prices were to increase by between 4 and 10 per cent the following year, according to a new survey conducted by Galaxy Research for free market...

Senate coal committee report a sellout

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The interim report of the Senate Environment and Communications Committee Inquiry into the retirement of coal-fired power stations is a short-sighted, ideologically motivated document, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public...

IPA: Turnbull government must now end green lawfare

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

"With two more appeals against the Adani mine just dismissed, it is clear green groups are launching frivolous lawsuits aimed at fulfilling a radical left wing fantasy of shutting down the entire fossil-fuel industry." said Daniel Wild, Research...

Fracking and Gas Ban a Serious Backward Step

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The introduction today of legislation to ban the exploration and development of unconventional gas and an extension of the moratorium on conventional gas is a serious backward step, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public...

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