Archived publication for October 2011
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Submission to the Independent Media Inquiry

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The Independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation raises troubling freedom of speech and freedom of the press issues. A free and independent press is an absolute necessity for a functioning democracy, and freedom of speech is one of the...

Qantas debacle reflects wider problems

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

The deterioration of the Qantas dispute with the grounding of its fleet reflects a disturbing trend in Australian workplace relations. John Lloyd, Director Work Reform and Productivity at the Institute of Public Affairs said "union leaders are...

Qantas action justified

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity at the Institute of Public Affairs said the Qantas action to ground planes and lock out workers was justified. Qantas has been subjected to a destructive and at times vicious industrial campaign...

Trading away competitiveness: green priorities influencing Australian trade policy

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Trading away competitiveness: green priorities influencing Australian trade policy

Trading away competitiveness

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

NEW REPORT: FREE TRADE CONSENSUS UNDERMINED BY GREEN GROUPS ‘With support from across the political aisle, Australia's trade policy is being distorted by green groups to achieve their backdoor political and environmental aims,' said Tim...

Carbon tax an ever increasing tariff

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

This is an edited extract of a speech that Tim Wilson gave to the Liberal Party's Modest Members group on Wednesday 12th October.

Employment Opportunity: Industrial Relations Researcher

INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS | Institute of Public Affairs

Industrial Relations Researcher.   Collins Street location Salary negotiable Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs is seeking an energetic and bright candidate for the full-time position of Industrial Relations Researcher....

Government wrong to abolish the ABCC as Industrial Disputation Worsens

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

John Lloyd the Director of the Institute of Public Affairs Work Reform and Productivity Unit today called on the Opposition and non-government members of the Parliament to oppose a bill to abolish the office of Australian Building and Construction...

Carbon Tax Calculator

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

‘In response to the passage of the carbon tax the IPA has launched a carbon tax calculator that households and small businesses can use to calculate how much their electricity prices will rise', said Tim Wilson, Director of Climate Change...

Minister out of touch on Qantas: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

 John Lloyd, the director of the Institute of Public Affairs Work Reform and Productivity Unit, today called on Fair Work Australia to suspend industrial action at Qantas for a four-month cooling off period. Last Friday the Minister for...

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