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Coastal shipping laws should be repealed

MEDIA RELEASE | Aaron Lane

Today the Institute of Public Affairs released an extensive report ‘Coastal Shipping Reform: Industry saviour or regulatory nightmare?' The report reviews the Australian coastal shipping trade, and in particular examines a suite of changes...

High Court ruling on NSW campaign law a win for free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed today's decision by the High Court to throw out the New South Wales government's restrictions on campaign and election spending. "The High Court's decision today is a win for free...

Tim Wilson appointed Human Rights Commissioner

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, John Roskam, welcomed today's announcement by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, George Brandis that Tim Wilson, Policy Director at the IPA, will be Australia's next Human Rights...

Health at all costs

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

How health-first paternalism is promoted by government to corrode choice.

Coastal Shipping Reform

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Aaron Lane

Industrial saviour or regulatory nightmare?

Government must rule out Qantas bailout

MEDIA RELEASE | Aaron Lane

"The Abbott government should immediately rule out a bailout of Qantas. Any proposal for Qantas to be subsidised in order to remain competitive would be an enormous waste of taxpayer funds, and would set a terrible precedent for other large...

Matt Ridley - Freedom and Optimism: Humanity's Triumph - 14 November 2013

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Low income earners hurt as Abbott keeps tax hikes: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

Reports that the Abbott government has decided to retain the former Labor government's tobacco excise increase is a pre Christmas blow to the budget of low income earners, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The...

Competition in Climate Science

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

The classical liberal, like the ordinary Australian, has a general aversion to revolutionary change. This is justified in the spheres of politics and economics. When it comes to science, however, history shows that it is principally through...

Climate Change - In Search of a Signal

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stewart Franks

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis. Often the occurrence of a drought or flood is sufficient to generate a whole range of expert speculation...

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