Archived publication for 2011
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82 per cent of Australians think freedom of speech is more important than the right not to be offended

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

A new poll has found that 82% of Australians think protecting freedom of speech is more important than protecting people from being offended. The poll conducted last weekend for the Institute of Public Affairs by Galaxy Research...

Joint Select Committee on Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran

Submission to the Inquiry into the Clean Energy Bills

New poll: More Australians agree we are becoming a nanny state, 70% think food, tobacco & alcohol plain packs ineffective

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

‘A new poll shows the number of people who strongly agree Australia is becoming a nanny state has increased by a fifth over the past year, with 55% believing Australia is a nanny state and more than 70% thinking plain packaging won't be an...

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...

Beyond its use-by date: Australia's system of fiscal equalisation, and how to reform it

SUBMISSION | Mikayla Novak

Submission to the Federal GST Distribution Review

Tough stand on construction - the right decision

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

Free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, today welcomed the announcement by the Victorian Government that it would establish and to enforce industrial relations principles on its construction sites. This follows a report in The...

Education and federalism: the last line of defence

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Byron Hodkinson

One of federalism's great virtues is that it provides a means to smaller government. Demarcated power limits the spending excesses of individual governments and provides a check to overarching state authority. The politics of Australian federalism...

Let kids be kids

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Cassandra Wilkinson

An absurd over-protectiveness of our children is being encouraged by our media, culture and government. Our outdoor lifestyle, rugged country and self-reliant mindset served our elders well through tough times. Those being raised to fear a skinned...

Naked extortion? Environmental NGOs imposing involuntary regulations on consumers and business

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Naked extortion? Environmental NGOs imposing [in]voluntary regulations on consumers and business

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

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