Recent publications

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IPA: Curtis prison sentence needless and wasteful

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

"Today's sentencing of Oliver Curtis to prison is a good example of Australia's over-incarceration problem, with millions of dollars squandered every year imprisoning people who are no threat to the community," said Andrew Bushnell, Research...

In Defence of the British Nation State: The Australian Case for Brexit

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Georgina Downer

On 23 June, Britons will be asked, Brexit or not? The answer will have seismic ramifications for the future of democracy, sovereignty and freedom. No lesser advocates than Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron have prosecuted the...

Miners identify red tape as major development roadblock

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

A new survey of Australian mining industry sentiment indicates that red tape remains one of the major obstacles to mining growth and development, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Newport Consulting Mining...

Ten red tape initiatives for the next Australian government

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Darcy Allen and Mikayla Novak

The Australian economy is shackled by red tape. Poorly designed and low quality red tape stifles growth, suppresses entrepreneurship and hinders our international competitiveness. Cutting red tape at all levels of government is now our only...

IPA: 10 ways for politicians to cut red tape

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

"The Australian economy is shackled by red tape, and our politicians must respond to it if they want growth in our economy," says Darcy Allen, Research Fellow at the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Today the IPA has...

Ten Policies We Need To Hear In This Election Campaign

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, has today released a list of the top ten policy commitments it wants to see in this election campaign. "While the major party leaders have been moving around the country since early May...

IPA: Reforms to fine recovery laws are a good idea

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

"The Australian Labor Party's proposal to enforce court-ordered fines through the tax and transfer system is a good idea that deserves widespread support," said Andrew Bushnell, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of...

Submission to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Discussion Paper 2016

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen

The future of many existing and potential Australian small businesses are threatened by thousands of pages of unnecessary red tape at all levels of government. Small businesses spend disproportionate resources understanding and complying with...

South Australian electricity price increases prove the danger of ALP's 50 per cent renewable energy target

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The decision by South Australia's two leading electricity retailers to significantly increases prices from 1 July, once and for all explodes the myth that more renewables equals lower electricity prices, according to free market think tank the...

Tax, infrastructure and red tape promises put 31,000 Victorian jobs at risk

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny and Brett Hogan

"Election promises that increase taxes and red tape will have very real consequences for the Victorian economy, leading to job losses and creating uncertainty in the labour market," said Simon Breheny, Director of Policy at the free market think...

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