Economics & Deregulation

Economics & Deregulation

Economic policy research has been a core area of the Institute of Public Affairs since the IPA was founded in 1943. The IPA examines state and federal tax, spending and regulatory initiatives, looking carefully at the unintended consequences of government intervention in the economy. Of particular interest are tax reform, government spending, industrial relations, trade liberalisation, economic freedom, physical and intellectual property rights and regulation.

Sub-topics of Economics & Deregulation

News

More of the same is not good enough

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation Australia 20th December, 2016

Despite four prime ministers and four treasurers since 2013, Australia's budget situation has not improved. Only Chris Bowen has no case to answer...

Key lesson is that a bold agenda is possible

Economics & Deregulation | Andrew Bushnell
Australian Financial Review 6th December, 2016

The New Zealand prime minister is rightly being showered with praise from over this side of the Tasman. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Key's...

Brexit means Brexit – and democracy, too

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 7th November, 2016

The stench of elite hatred for democracy is sifting through the streets of London. The courts have ruled against the Government's ability to...

After Brexit, Anglo-Oz relations can flourish

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 12th October, 2016

Australia's cultural, social and political history is entwined with Britain's. We share a language, the Westminster democratic system, the common...

Federal spending a dangerous drug of dependence

Economics & Deregulation | Brett Hogan
Australian Financial Review 22nd September, 2016

While the deal struck last week between the government and opposition to get $6.3 billion of savings over four years through the Parliament is...

How to defuse the authoritarian populist timebomb

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 17th September, 2016

It is no foregone conclusion that simply giving government more power and money will fix income inequality. Adam Smith once wryly said "there is a...

Publications

The Case For Cutting Red Tape On Drones

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Darcy Allen

From videography and construction, to the age-old primary industries of agriculture and mining, drones hold remarkable potential to revolutionise many Australian industries. From 29 September 2016 regulatory changes by the Civil Aviation Safety...

Australia Must Cut More Red Tape On Drones

MEDIA RELEASE | Darcy Allen

Regulators must continue efforts to cut unnecessary red tape on drone technology - including removing restrictions on flying beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) for commercial operators - according to a new research paper by free market think tank...

IPA: Reduce spending and government intervention to repair budget

MEDIA RELEASE | Daniel Wild

The worsening condition of the Federal Budget is further evidence of the need to re-think the role of the government in Australia, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The latest Commonwealth Budget figures were...