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Asian Century White Paper a missed opportunity

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The Gillard government's Australia in the Asian Century White Paper 2012 shows Northern Australia can benefit from growth in Asia, but provides few concrete policies to make that happen, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North...

Mining Tax branded an "unmitigated disaster"

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The Minerals Resource Rent Tax has been an utter failure; not raising a cent in government revenue while increasing Australia's sovereign risk, according to John Shipp, Director of ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Mr Shipp's comments came as...

Uranium mining vital for a prosperous Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The decision to allow uranium mining in Queensland is a welcome and long overdue opportunity for northern development, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. "Campbell Newman and his government should be...

Razor cuts, not paper cuts

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

A framework for rightsizing commonwealth government employment

Gillard government job cuts barely dent growing federal bureaucracy

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

Analysis of trends on commonwealth government employment, released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, shows that announced public service job cuts in the 2012 13 Budget will do little to dent the decade long growth of...

Anti-development Greens clutching at straws to stop Abbot Point

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

"Green groups opposed to economic development in North Queensland continue to use scare campaigns to try and block the development of the Federal government-approved coal terminal at Abbot Point", said John Shipp, Director, North Australia Project...

Inquiry into Clean Energy Amendments

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran

Submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee

CFMEU call for rate cut lacks credibility

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"The persistent refusal of the CFMEU leadership to countenance work practice changes that would lift productivity means their call for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates is devoid of credibility," said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and...

Tax reform = growth

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Rory Meakin

Australia's tax system has its problems. Too complicated, too many special allowances and specific taxes, and too much money drained out of the pockets of working Australians. But things could be worse. Australia could have the British tax system,...

17 radical savings

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Lyons

If Tony Abbott is to win office at the next federal election in 2013 he has a massive savings task ahead of him. Despite Wayne Swan's insistence that a ‘wafer-thin' surplus will be achieved in the 2013-2014 budget, Australia will still be in...

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