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Minor Party Voters Fed Up With Red Tape

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

Fifty-two per cent of minor party voters believe Australia is over-regulated, according to an Essential Research poll released on 14 February 2017. "This is clear evidence that minor party voters are fed up with the burden imposed by red tape and...

New Research Program To Improve Policy Advice

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

This week the Institute of Public Affairs launched its new Parliamentary Research Brief Program which will provide concise analysis on topical issues direct to parliamentarians. "The program builds on what the IPA has always been about:...

IPA: 18C Repeal The Only Option

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today warned that only full repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act would fix the problems with the provision that have been identified in the ongoing joint...

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...

The Impact of the Prohibitive Cost of Building in Victoria

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Gideon Rozner

On Wednesday 30 November 2016, the Australian Senate passed the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill. The main object of the Bill is to: "...provide an improved workplace relations framework for building work to ensure...

IPA: Construction Costs In Melbourne Sky High

MEDIA RELEASE | Gideon Rozner

Construction and labour costs in Melbourne are among the highest in the world, second only to places like New York, according to a new research paper The Impact of the prohibitive cost of building in Victoria by the free market think tank the...

How Red Tape Almost Killed Me

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Deborah Sims

To be told you are suffering from terminal cancer is a traumatic experience in itself. Discovering that life-saving medicine is beyond your reach because of government red tape is devastating. Yet this is the reality facing so many cancer patients...

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