Archived publication for 2003
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Australian Aid Policy: A Case of Lose/Lose, not Win/Win

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Peter Urban

Australia’s aid programme is significant, particularly in the Pacific, totalling (in 2000–01 terms) around $50 billion since 1975. It also accounts for a significant and growing share of scarce national...

HECS: Not the Bad Hex It Was Made Out to Be

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Norman LaRocque

Has the introduction of HECS discouraged participation in higher education? Decidedly not, according to recent Australian and New Zealand research.

The Best, Worst Health System

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jim Hoggett

Australia's health system is a unique combination of compromises. But that does not mean that it is any worse than other overseas systems, or that it can't be improved.

The Capacity to Manage Index- Report 4: The Australian Transport Industry

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

IPA Work Reform Unit. Examination of EBAs in the Australian transport sector reveals some uneven results, but a few suprises as well.

Current Affairs As History

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Patrick Morgan

A penchant for Leftist story-telling, the omission of vital periods of our history, and an inability to distinguish between history and current affairs make that new draft syllabus for VCE Australian History an object of derision.

Free Kick for Charities

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Gary Johns

Some charities claim that they should be exempt from any extra scrutiny- even though many of them are supported by the taxpayer. The author begs to differ.

Editorial, December 2003

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mike Nahan

The role of science in our way of life is pivoral. It is imperative, therefore that populist misuse of science, most notably by scientists, be resisted.

How Do We Prioritize Our Resources?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Bjorn Lomborg

The Green's false litany of gloom and doom not only deflects us from real environmental problems, but can also lead us to overlook the very real gains we have made.

How Useful are Australia's Official Environmental Statistics?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

Close scrutiny of the ABS's Measuring Australia's Progress reveals a superficial presentation of environmental data and conclusions based more on opinion that rigorous analysis.

The Fiscal Fiends Are Back

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mike Nahan

Paul Keating and his Keynesian mates reckon that Australian governments are under-spending on public infrastructure. But their case is based on biased data and poor policy thinking.

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