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ASIC push for surveillance powers goes too far

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's push to access the personal data of all Australian web users shows exactly why the government's proposed mandatory data retention regime should not go ahead," said Simon Breheny, Director of...

North Queensland Special Economic Zone proposal should be adopted in Pilbara

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

New proposals for a Special Economic Zone in North Queensland should be adopted by local councils in the Pilbara, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. According to the Courier Mail yesterday, Cairns,...

North Queensland Special Economic Zone proposal welcome

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

New proposals for a Special Economic Zone in North Queensland are a welcome recognition that our system of governance is failing Northern Australians, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. According to the...

High labour costs killing Australian mining boom

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

Without industrial relations reform Australia risks losing billions of dollars in investment in the resources sector, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Mr Shipp's warning came in response to a Port Jackson...

Regulator lets the cat out of the bag: data retention not just about national security

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's demand to access Attorney-General Nicola Roxon's proposed data retention regime reveals how dangerous this regime could be," said Simon Breheny, Director of the Rule of Law Project at the free...

Grocon - questions remain

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"Reports that the CFMEU has withdrawn the unlawful blockades unconditionally are welcomed. It is to be hoped that normal work can now resume," said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs....

Roxon's data retention scheme worse than Australia card

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

"Attorney-General Nicola Roxon's proposal to force internet service providers to log details of every Australian's internet usage is one of the most significant threats to individual liberty in Australian history," said Simon Breheny, director of...

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