Recent publications

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IPA welcomes PM support for inquiry into 18C

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs today welcomed the Prime Minister's comment that a parliamentary inquiry into section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 would be a "reasonable" way of having an "open and calm,...

Submission on alternative superannuation default models

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

The Institute of Public Affairs believes that superannuation lies at the heart of important national policy questions about taxes, spending, personal responsibility and choice, as well as the appropriate role of government and its regulatory...

IPA: Environmental lawfare has cost the economy up to 1.2 billion

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

The Turnbull government is right to act to repeal section 487 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, which has enabled environmental groups to delay and disrupt major projects through legal challenges, according to...

The culture of freedom: New book by Dr Kevin Donnelly AM

MEDIA RELEASE | Kevin Donnelly

The Institute of Public Affairs Foundations of Western Civilisation Program aims to defend and extend Australians' understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed by members of our...

Submission to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

SUBMISSION | Andrew Bushnell

The central contention of this submission is that while there is rightly significant community concern about the operation of youth justice facilities in the Northern Territory, this concern should not be used to indict the entire youth justice...

How activists use red tape to stop development and jobs

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Daniel Wild

Section 487 (s. 487) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act extends special legal privileges to green groups to challenge federal environmental project approvals, even when their private rights are not directly...

Submission to the Inquiry into the impact of the Government's Workplace Bargaining Policy

SUBMISSION | Aaron Lane

Enterprise bargaining requires negotiation from both sides. The government's policy provides the flexibility for this to occur on the employer side. This is in stark contrast to the public sector unions' bargaining policy, which, as the IPA...

Senate coal closure committee a dangerous political stunt

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The decision by the Greens and the ALP to establish a Senate Committee to investigate the closure of Australia's coal-fired power stations is a dangerous political stunt that may have significant ramifications, according to free-market think tank...

IPA welcomes Senate Select Committee on red tape

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs welcomes Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm's establishment of a Senate Select Committee into Australia's red tape problem. "Red tape is Australia's most pressing economic challenge....

Fair work act entrenches union power over emergency services institutiions

MEDIA RELEASE | Gideon Rozner

The Fair Work Act must be reformed to stop the march of union power through our emergency services bodies, according to a research paper released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The paper, Code Red: Fair work and...

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