Archived publication for May 2012
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Reform put off another year as SA budget sinks in sea of debt

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

"The South Australian budget demonstrates that the Weatherill Government has abdicated its fiscal responsibilities and brushed aside the economic reforms needed to get the state back on track," said Ms Julie Novak, Research Fellow at the Institute...

New report: Australian mining industry no longer competitive

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The mining boom is under threat from increased international competition and high local costs, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Mr Shipp's warning came in response to a Minerals Council of Australia...

Australian Trade Unions: An Alternate Regulatory Approach

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Lloyd

An occasional paper addressing the appropriateness of regulating unions under the Corporations Act 2001.

Transferring union regulation to ASIC

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

Recent events highlighting the lax governance structures in place at the National and Victoria Number 1 branches of the Health Services Union have sparked a debate over the efficacy of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. A new...

Galaxy poll: Cost of climate change survey

OCCASIONAL PAPER

Prepared for the Institute of Public Affairs - May, 2012

New poll: 63% think North Australia needs population increase

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

In a landmark Newspoll conducted exclusively for the Institute of Public Affairs, 63% of Australians have said that increasing the population of North Australia would be a good thing for the area. Only 15% have said that a higher population would...

Landmark poll on population growth in North Australia

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Shipp

Briefing Document The Newspoll conducted exclusively for the Institute of Public Affairs shows that a majority of Australians believe increasing the population of Northern Australia would be a good thing for the region. 63% of Australians have...

Resource carbon emissions: How much do Australians wish to pay? How much are they paying?

MEDIA RELEASE | Alan Moran

On July 1 the government is implementing new carbon tax measures. The Institute of Public Affairs commissioned a Galaxy survey to find out how much Australians would pay to avoid the costs of what the government claims will be human induced...

Tasmania remains in budget quagmire

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

"The Tasmanian state budget, released today, is an indictment on the performance of a Giddings government unable or unwilling to promote economic growth and reduce the size of government," said Ms Julie Novak, Research Fellow at the Institute of...

Another WA budget, another surplus, but budget risks growing

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

"The forecast of a WA budget surplus would, if realised, represent a significant achievement during difficult economic times," said Ms Julie Novak, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, a free market think tank. "While the 2012-13...

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