Recent publications

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The New Brisbane Line

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Scott Hargreaves and Daniel Wild

In the darkest days of World War II, military planners considered falling back to protect Australia's industrial heartland in the south-east, below what became known as the Brisbane Line. Now Australia has a new Brisbane Line, stretching more or...

New IPA Video Outlines Why Environmental Lawfare Must End

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today released a new video outlining why green lawfare by activist groups must end. The best way to do this is by repealing Section 487 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity...

Labor animal welfare policy means more red tape for farmers

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

"The Australian Labor Party's proposed animal welfare policy will increase the red tape burden on Australian farmers," said Evan Mulholland, spokesperson for free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. On Wednesday Labor announced its...

Submission relating to the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen

Proposed changes to vegetation management law in Queensland are burdensome red tape, an erosion of the right to property, and breach a fundamental principle of the rule of law. These changes are representative of a red tape trend in Queensland and...

Rainfall forecasts should be benchmarked

MEDIA RELEASE | Jennifer Marohasy

The Bureau of Meteorology uses general circulation models underpinned by the theory of anthropogenic global warming as a basis for its weather and climate forecasts. According to Institute of Public Affairs Senior Fellow, Dr Jennifer Marohasy,...

Recalculating the Impact of the Carbon Tax: How changes to global carbon accounting standards will wipe our household over-compensation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

By the end of this year household carbon tax ‘over-compensation' will be wiped out by changes to the global carbon accounting rules used to calculate the environmental impact of greenhouse gases. The changes will: Increase Australia's...

A history of scientific alarms

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Kesten Green

Dr Kesten Green lists the 20 most unscientific scares. There is a long and dismal history of alarming forecasts that were literally too bad to be true. But many people believed these predictions that human actions would harm the environment and...

An unsustainable economic transformation: How Green groups are creating false foundations and restricting the Australian economy

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

An unsustainable economic transformation: How Green groups are creating false foundations and restricting the Australian economy. Released 7 November 2011.

An unsustainable economic transformation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

An unsustainable economic transformation: How Green groups are creating false foundations and restricting the Australian economy. Released 7 November 2011.

Naked extortion? Environmental NGOs imposing involuntary regulations on consumers and business

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Naked extortion? Environmental NGOs imposing [in]voluntary regulations on consumers and business

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