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Victoria looking ahead: Policy priorities for the Victorian government

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

The election of the new government in Victoria in November 2010 provides an opportunity to embark on a reform agenda to improve living standards and quality of life for Victorian people.

Submission to the Senate inquiry into Competition within the Australian Banking Sector

SUBMISSION | Sinclair Davidson

Better safe?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alexander Deane

At the beginning of 2010, the British and US governments approved the introduction of body scanners at international airports. In both cases, the impetus behind their implementation was the case of Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to...

Why we love Mad Men

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Anderson

Victorian Election Kills Carbon Tax

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

  The prospects of Australia having a carbon tax are now virtually zero following the Victorian state election according to John Roskam, the executive director of the free market think tank, Institute of Public Affairs. 'Rising electricity...

Cato's letter 1: The grand old paradigm

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Hyde

  The Global Financial Crisis-first the US housing bubble, then the failure of investors to understand the instruments they bought, and then many authorities in many counties insuring that private investors did not bear the consequences of...

Has Australian Democracy Become Too Conservative?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg

Has Australian Democracy Become Too Conservative? A speech given at the ACCESS Annual Debate, 15 November 2010 If Australian democracy is getting too conservative what does that mean? In a speech just before her death, the radical freedom novelist...

Turning up the heat on climate change alarmists

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

In February this year, Penny Wong, the then climate change minister said: ‘Globally, 14 of the 15 warmest years on record occurred between 1995 and 2009' and she argued that the Bureau of Meteorology had concluded that ‘2009 was the...

Volume 62 Number 4

IPA REVIEW

Alan Anderson on why we love Mad Men, Tom Switzer on the rise of the Tea Party, Maurice O'Shannassy on the Global Financial Crisis, Michael Brennan on fixed terms for governments, Glenn Milne on governing by Newspoll, and much much more...

The rise and rise of the Tea Party

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tom Switzer

When Barack Obama won the White House and his Democratic Party increased its majorities in both houses of Congress in 2008, the conventional wisdom pointed to a political realignment in the United States. Conservatism, which had shaped much of...

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