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Labor's books backdown a protectionist throwback

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

Parallel Import Restrictions on books are an effective tariff on international trade, similar to the archaic tariffs that were abolished under the Hawke-Keating government. "Labor's decision to oppose the abolition of Parallel Import Restrictions...

The punishment must fit the crime, not the criminal

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

Today Institute of Public Affairs Research Fellows Andrew Bushnell and Darcy Allen presented at the Senate, Economics References Committee Inquiry into criminal, civil and administrative penalties for white collar crime. IPA research released this...

IPA opening statements to the Senate Inquiry into Criminal, Civil and Administrative Penalties for White Collar Crime

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen and Andrew Bushnell

Our submission is informed by the work of our ongoing criminal justice project, which is developing policy reform across the criminal justice system, from incarceration, to policing, to the criminal law. Institute of Public Affairs research...

The Use of Prisons in Australia: Reform Directions.

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Andrew Bushnell and Daniel Wild

One of the most important roles for government is the protection of people's lives, liberty and possessions through a well-functioning criminal justice system. Keeping people safe from violence gives them confidence to live, work and raise a...

IPA research indicates need for criminal justice reform

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

"Australia's overuse of prison is failing to keep the community safe from crime by wasting resources that could be better spent elsewhere in the criminal justice system," said Andrew Bushnell, Research Fellow at the free market think tank, the...

Treaty

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Morgan Begg and Simon Breheny

Debate over the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has consumed Australia's political class for almost a decade. Ever since former Prime Minister John Howard promised to recognise indigenous Australians in the...

Construction Industry Legislation Passage a Great Result

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The passage through Parliament of a Bill to reconstitute the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is a great result for employers and workers in the construction industry, as well as for the consumers who buy their products,...

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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