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Calls for an independent inquiry into trade union financial practices

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"It is time for an independent and thorough inquiry into the management of union funds to be conducted," said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity at the Institute of Public Affairs. The financial management of Australian trade...

Steel prices set to crash in week of horror for Australian mining boom

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

Australia's mining boom is in danger of ending before anyone anticipates, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Mr Shipp's warning came in response to a report in MarketWatch.com that prices are set to crash...

Northern farmers still paying for Commonwealth incompetence

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

Northern Australia's live cattle export industry is still being punished for the federal government's bungled live export ban in May 2011, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. This comes in response to the...

A clear win for Qantas

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"Qantas achieved a clear win today when Fair Work Australia (FWA) ruled on the content of a workplace determination covering the airline's ground staff", said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity at the Institute of Public Affairs....

Mining tax making things worse as commodity prices slump

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

A string of delays and cost blowouts to major resources projects are a sign of rough times ahead for Australia's mining construction boom, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Mr Shipp's warning came in...

IPA says 'no secret deals' on free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

Media executives and the federal government have no right to secretly negotiate and agree to curbs on free speech, according to the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Freedom of speech is a right that belongs to all...

New report predicts mining boom will bust within two years

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

Australia must make the most of the mining boom before it ends, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Mr Shipp's warning came in response to today's Deloitte Access Economics report that says the mining...

National food plan dismisses North Australia food bowl

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The Australian government's National Food Plan green paper is wrong to dismiss the major potential for expanding Northern Australia's agricultural output, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. "North Australia...

Coles distribution centre dispute another example of broken industrial relations system

MEDIA RELEASE | Sabine Wolff

Victoria Police's apparent unwillingness to uphold and enforce a Supreme Court order for the picket line at Coles' National Distribution Centre to be lifted shows how broken the industrial relations system has become. Researcher with the IPA...

Gillard government internet surveillance laws unprecedented threat to civil liberties

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Gillard Government's proposed internet surveillance laws will fundamentally erode civil liberties and should be rejected outright," said Simon Breheny, director of the Rule of Law Project at the free market think tank the Institute of Public...

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