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Abolish the grants commission: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has called for the abolition of the Commonwealth Grants Commission as part of a wholesale reform agenda for Australian federalism. According to Julie Novak, Research Fellow at the IPA, 'The...

Green groups admit 'good cop/bad cop' collusion to push higher costs on businesses, consumers

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

Green groups admit 'good cop/bad cop' collusion to push higher costs on businesses, consumers

Towards true transparency

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Andrews

In recent years, Australian politics has been dominated by calls for greater transparency and accountability. Advances in online technology such as the rise of social networking and ‘web 2.0' allows citizens to interact with the government...

Showdown in Wisconsin

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

The Midwestern US state of Wisconsin, home to long winters, strange delicacies such as fish boils, and sporting teams such as the Green Bay Packers, seems a strange epicentre for one of the great public policy battles of today: how to rein in...

IPA Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Victorian Charter

SUBMISSION | Ted Lapkin

Submitted, June 2011.

60% think Canberra is out of touch with Northern Australia

MEDIA RELEASE | Hugh Tobin

In a landmark Galaxy poll conducted exclusively for Australia's leading free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, 60% of Australians have said that Canberra decision makers do not understand the needs of families and businesses...

Next Generation State Budgets

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Next Generation State Budgets: Stronger Fiscal Rules for Better Budgetary Outcomes and More Prosperous States

Green groups and the government

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Asher Judah

Green groups and the government: a dangerous duopoly

IPA applauds Gillard honesty: carbon tax will send electricity prices soaring, honesty now needed on price of renewables

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

'The Institute of Public Affairs congratulates Julia Gillard's honesty today when she admitted that a carbon tax would send electricity prices soaring', said Director of Climate Change Policy, Tim Wilson. In her press conference today announcing...

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