Archived publication for April 2012
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Nanny State Taxes: Soaking the Poor in 2012

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Nanny State taxes raised $13 billion in 2010-11. This is greater than the combined revenue forecast of $11 billion to be collected from the government's Clean Energy Future Package (carbon tax) and the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (mining...

Nanny state taxes: bigger than the carbon tax and mining tax combined

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Nanny State taxes raised $13 billion in 2010-11, according to a new study by freemarket think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, Nanny State Taxes on Consumer Products: Soaking the Poor in 2012. This is greater than the combined revenue...

Enemies of free speech

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | David Kemp

Infringements on freedom of speech are hard to justify, and they should be. The public debate that grows out of freedom of speech is the fundamental social process we use in a democracy to get things right-to sort out the good arguments from the...

Support Statement

OCCASIONAL PAPER

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF AUSTRALIAN VETERANS A FAIR GO FOR VETERANS ANZAC DAY APPROACHES We willingly and wholeheartedly support Australian veterans in their campaign for a fair go. We urge that you read the graph attached, which clearly shows...

Top 20 pro-freedom films you must see

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

Australia's helmet law disaster

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Luke Turner

Australia is one of only two countries in the world with national all-age mandatory bicycle helmet laws (MHLs). Introduced by state and territory governments under threat of cuts to federal road funding in the early 1990s, the idea that it should...

We will not submit

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

The Finkelstein Report into Media and Media Regulation is not just a massive threat to freedom of the press. It's also a blatant attack on free speech. It's remarkable that in the twenty first century, in a liberal democracy like Australia, that a...

Carbon tax unconstitutional: legal opinion

MEDIA RELEASE | Tim Wilson

‘The carbon tax is unconstitutional according to a legal opinion from expert, Bryan Pape, commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs and reported in the Australian Financial Review this morning', said Tim Wilson, Climate Change Policy...

Short form opinion

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Bryan Pape

In the Matter of the Clean Energy Act 2011 (Cth.) and the Australian Constitution.

Howard's fault?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

The Slap is full of swearing. As Danielle Williams, the Book Club Leader at the Sydney Writers' Centre, advised potential readers ‘if you're easily offended by swearing (and real swearing!) then this isn't for you'. She explained that most...

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