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Business confidence high but small businesses know there is more work to be done

MEDIA RELEASE | Darcy Allen

Today's Sensis Small Business Index shows that small and medium businesses are more confident about the future than they have been since early 2010. However, the report also shows that small and medium sized enterprises want the Federal Government...

Young Australians full of optimism about the future

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

The IPA's "Growing Freedom: Survey of Young Australians" report has identified that young people are overwhelmingly positive about their own future, and also positive about the future of Australia. The IPA's "Growing Freedom: Survey of Young...

IPA: Reduce spending and government intervention to repair budget

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

The worsening condition of the Federal Budget is further evidence of the need to re-think the role of the government in Australia, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The latest Commonwealth Budget figures were...

Australians don't want higher power bills from forced coal closures

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Nearly 50% of Australians would disapprove of the closure of coal-fired power plants if electricity prices were to increase by between 4 and 10 per cent the following year, according to a new survey conducted by Galaxy Research for free market...

Repeal, not reform, of section 18C the only way forward for free speech: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs is calling for the full repeal of section 18C as the only adequate protection for freedom of speech, in a comprehensive submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry...

Labor's books backdown a protectionist throwback

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

Parallel Import Restrictions on books are an effective tariff on international trade, similar to the archaic tariffs that were abolished under the Hawke-Keating government. "Labor's decision to oppose the abolition of Parallel Import Restrictions...

The punishment must fit the crime, not the criminal

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

Today Institute of Public Affairs Research Fellows Andrew Bushnell and Darcy Allen presented at the Senate, Economics References Committee Inquiry into criminal, civil and administrative penalties for white collar crime. IPA research released this...

IPA research indicates need for criminal justice reform

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

"Australia's overuse of prison is failing to keep the community safe from crime by wasting resources that could be better spent elsewhere in the criminal justice system," said Andrew Bushnell, Research Fellow at the free market think tank, the...

Construction Industry Legislation Passage a Great Result

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The passage through Parliament of a Bill to reconstitute the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is a great result for employers and workers in the construction industry, as well as for the consumers who buy their products,...

Senate coal committee report a sellout

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The interim report of the Senate Environment and Communications Committee Inquiry into the retirement of coal-fired power stations is a short-sighted, ideologically motivated document, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public...

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