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Placing GST On Online Purchases Is A Tax Increase Which Will Place Australian Consumers At Risk

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

"The government's plan to impose GST on goods purchased from foreign online retailers is a tax increase and should be rejected by the parliament", said Dr Chris Berg. Dr Berg and Professor Sinclair Davidson, RMIT economists and senior fellows at...

It's The Values, Stupid

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew Bushnell

Before it finally announced its intention to amend section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in March this year, the Turnbull government professed a very strong view on where section 18C ranked in its list of political priorities. Eliminating...

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...

Trumping Architecture

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

A provocative speaker at the 2016 World Architecture Festival has thrown his politically correct industry into a tailspin with calls to scrap social housing, privatise public space and stop land zoning. In the speech, Patrik Schumacher, principal...

Abolish The Australian Communications And Media Authority

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Daniel Wild

The Australia Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) should be abolished. 1. The ACMA is a threat to free speech. 2. The ACMA's functions are redundant. 3. The ACMA imposes costs on the Australian economy. The IPA recommended abolishing the...

Coalition Must Take Commitment To Freedom Of Speech To The Next Election

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Coalition government must take its commitment to reform section 18C to the next election," said Simon Breheny, director of policy at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Coalition government's Human Rights...

There Should Be No Role For Employers In Employee Super Fund Choice

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the direction of the Productivity Commission's Draft Report into Alternative Superannuation Default Models but will urge it to go further in its Final Report. "The IPA believes...

IPA Welcomes PC Call To Cut Farming Red Tape

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

"The Productivity Commission's final report, Regulation of Australian Agriculture, shows that red tape is the biggest factor undermining prosperity in the agricultural sector," said Daniel Wild, research fellow with free market think tank the...

IPA Welcomes substantial changes to 18C

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

"The IPA welcomes the Turnbull Government's commitment to make substantial legislative changes section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act," according to John Roskam, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported last night,...

Why Section 487 Must Go

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