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IPA: Minimum wage hike to cost 82,000 jobs

MEDIA RELEASE | Aaron Lane

"Today's decision to increase minimum wages will hurt the hundreds of thousands of Australians currently looking for work," said Aaron Lane, Legal Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Fair Work Commission...

IPA: Abolishing the minimum wage would help former prisoners find work

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

In an opinion piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald today, Daniel Wild, research fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, outlines the harmful effect of the minimum wage on former prisoners trying to enter the...

Potential Hazelwood closure a threat to affordable and reliable electricity

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

News that French energy multinational Engie is considering the closure of Victoria's Hazelwood power station is cause for alarm, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Hazelwood is singlehandedly responsible for at...

Labor animal welfare policy means more red tape for farmers

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

"The Australian Labor Party's proposed animal welfare policy will increase the red tape burden on Australian farmers," said Evan Mulholland, spokesperson for free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. On Wednesday Labor announced its...

Election needs to focus on growing red tape state

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

New research by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has highlighted the need to reduce the red tape burden of Government agencies. Of the 1,181 Commonwealth entities and bodies, 497 are estimated to be involved in policy design...

IPA welcomes Victorian auditor generals report on the need to reform red tape programs

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

The Institute of Public Affairs welcomes the calls for reform of red tape reduction programs in Victoria, including improved measurement, transparency and accountability across the system. These comments follow the tabling of the Victorian Auditor...

Eight in 10 universities restrict free speech: IPA report

MEDIA RELEASE | Matthew Lesh

Free speech at Australian universities is under serious threat according to a new report from the free market think thank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Free Speech on Campus Audit 2016 is a first-of-its-kind systematic review of university...

Red tape stifling agricultural innovation for farmers

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

The Institute of Public Affairs have welcomed recommendations by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry report on agricultural innovation for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to investigate red tape requiring unmanned aerial...

South Australia's sentencing reforms are a step in the right direction: Institute of Public Affairs

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"South Australia's sentencing changes are a step in the right direction. By placing non-violent and white collar offenders in home detention, we can relieve government budgets of the high cost of incarceration", said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with...

Worsening red tape harming Queensland's economy

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"A survey of Queensland resource company CEOs which shows concerns about harmful red tape at a near-five year high should be a wake up call for the Queensland and Commonwealth governments", said Chris Berg, senior fellow at the free market think...

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