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Industry super funds fail their own transparency test

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"Industry superannuation funds are hypocritically lobbying for companies to disclose CEO pay and earnings when they themselves fail to live up to basic standards of transparency," says Simon Breheny, director of the Legal Rights Project at free...

IPA recognised in prestigious international award for work against carbon tax

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

The Institute of Public Affairs' work to defeat the carbon tax in Australia has been recognised as one of six finalists in the prestigious international Templeton Freedom Award in Washington D.C. last night. The Templeton Freedom Award, which...

IPA welcomes government scrapping bank deposit tax

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Abbott government's announcement to scrap plans for a tax on bank deposits of up to $250,000 is welcomed by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "It is pleasing that the Abbott government has come to its senses on the bank...

Trade Union Royal Commission must continue: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Today's decision by Dyson Heydon to remain as Trade Union Royal Commissioner should put this matter to rest and allow this corruption inquiry to resume its important work, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and Innovation Policy at free...

Summit shows reform consensus does not exist

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

"Today's National Reform Summit has failed to agree to a meaningful reform agenda," says James Paterson, Deputy Executive Director of the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Mr Paterson participated in the Summit in Sydney...

GST on all online purchases is an unwelcome new tax: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Joe Hockey's decision to extend the GST to online purchases below $1,000 by 2017 is a new tax that will hurt Australian consumers, according to Chris Berg, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Treasurer Joe Hockey announced that the...

Regulate unions and employer bodies like corporations: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Australia's workplace relations laws should ensure that the duties imposed on unions and employer organisations and penalties for non-compliance are equal to those that apply to companies, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and...

Medicare levy hike will worsen our tax burden: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Abbott government must explicitly rule out another increase to the Medicare Levy, which would entrench Australia as one of the highest taxing countries in the world, according to the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs....

Productivity commission does not go far enough on workplace relations

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Australia's Workplace Relations Framework is an important first step on the path of workplace relations reform, but more needs to be done, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and Innovation...

Oxfam report - Right problem, wrong solution

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Oxfam Australia's new report Powering Up Against Poverty correctly diagnoses the problem facing the developing world of a lack of access to the electricity grid but prescribes the wrong solution, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and...

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