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Submission to inquiry into the Mineral Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and related bills

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran and Julie Novak

Submission to inquiry into the Mineral Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and related bills

Will Shorten Stand up to Unions?

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs said today that, "Bill Shorten is presented with an excellent opportunity to prove himself as a minister who is not dictated to by the unions. The...

No longer alone

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

Alan Moran reviews Mark Steyn's After America: Get Ready for Armageddon As a modern day Cassandra, in After America, Mark Steyn sees the Western world as a crumbling edifice in which the liberties and wealth that we have enjoyed face escalating...

They just don't get it

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

As a sovereign nation, Indonesia has the right to run its domestic policy as it sees fit. As a democratic country with a free press, we retain the right to express our opinions. But fundamentally, we do not have the right to force another country...

A history of scientific alarms

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Kesten Green

Dr Kesten Green lists the 20 most unscientific scares. There is a long and dismal history of alarming forecasts that were literally too bad to be true. But many people believed these predictions that human actions would harm the environment and...

The Next President of Fair Work Australia - Hard to Get the Right Person

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

John Lloyd, Director of the Work Reform and Productivity Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs commented today on the appointment of a new President of Fair Work Australia (FWA). Mr Lloyd said: "The selection of the next President of Fair Work...

A new deal for Indigenous Australians

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Tudge

There is a tacit deal for remote indigenous Australians that is not working. Indigenous Australians have been supported for the last 40 years just to exist in a place of their choice, as a guilt-ridden nation's act of compensation for past...

A little less Conversation

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

It has long been the lament of academics that their self-evidently brilliant ideas and advice are seldom heeded in the ‘real' world. Nowhere is this disappointment more evident than in the field of social sciences, particularly political...

Ideology, not science

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Michael Keane

The notion that freedom can be usurped under the guise of public health arouses great antipathy in many; often expressed as a frustration with the Nanny State. However, many also feel compelled to accept the advice of vocal public health advocates...

The assault on freedom of speech

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

In the first editorial of the earliest independent newspaper The Australian (no relation to the current iteration), barrister turned media proprietor Robert Wardell wrote that: ‘A free press is the most legitimate, and, at the same time, the...

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