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The GST is a massive fat tax

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Julie Novak

Many public health activists claim that a tax on fatty food is necessary to tackle obesity. The critics of this fat tax idea point to a number of studies revealing the limitations of such a scheme. A 2005 US study of a 10 per cent fat tax on dairy...

10 Worst Nanny State Policies

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

10: Plain packet cigarettes The argument for plain cigarette packaging is one of the most stark examples of how Nanny State regulations treat individuals as childish automatons. Plain packaging involves the complete removal of any brand logos,...

Gambling in a Free Society

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Richard Allsop

Presentation to the RSL & Services Clubs National Conference 27 July, 2009 By Richard Allsop Gambling is a pastime that has brought pleasure to free citizens through most of recorded history. I say to free citizens because it is a striking...

Presentations from 'Managing Personal Behaviour, Risk and Responsibility'

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Richard Allsop, Chris Berg and Julie Novak

Presentations from 'Managing Personal Behaviour, Risk and Responsibility', an IPA Symposium held in Melbourne on the 25 February, 2009.

Free to gamble: The roles of the gambling industry and policy in a modern Australian society

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Richard Allsop and Julie Novak

Submission to the Preventative Health Taskforce Discussion Paper

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The National Preventative Health Taskforce's Discussion Paper: 1) downplays the positive role individual choices can play in the health sphere, 2) pays little attention to the rights of individuals to consume legal products of their...

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