Archived publication for March 2012
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Insecure Employment

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Lloyd

An occasional paper on Insecure Employment

Only one-third of Australians believe humans are to blame for global warming

MEDIA RELEASE | Alan Moran

Only a third of Australians think the world is warming and humans are to blame, according to a Galaxy poll commissioned by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Galaxy poll asked 1,051 Australians on the weekend of 23-25...

Insecure employment - code for more regulation of the workplace

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"An ACTU campaign to restrict access to non-permanent employment is divorced from labour market and economic reality. The campaign would have dire consequences and must be resisted" said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity Unit at...

Work Choices

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Lloyd

An occasional paper on Work Choices.

Workplace relations reform - time for a rational debate

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"Today almost every workplace relations reform proposed by employers, their representative associations and the Coalition is labelled by the unions and the ALP as a return to Work Choices. Most of this labelling is wrong," said John Lloyd,...

Law of the jungle to return to the building and construction industry

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

‘Workplace relations in the building and construction industry will return to the law of the jungle. The passage of the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill through the Parliament today...

New poll: Households concerned about energy and food prices

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

‘Australians are most concerned about electricity costs of all the major household expenses', a new poll commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs found, said Policy Director, Tim Wilson, today. Mr Wilson's comments follow a Galaxy...

Does Australia have a Productivity Growth Problem?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Sinclair Davidson and Ashton de Silva

Ever since Paul Krugman stated that productivity was ‘almost everything', policy makers have been obsessed with improving it. This focus has led to a great deal of policy confusion. Productivity is important, but it is not an active policy...

The Finkelstein Report into Media and Media Regulation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg

The Finkelstein Report into Media and Media Regulation Licensing, censorship and accountability

Letter to Stephen Conroy, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Ludlam

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Roskam

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