Governance & Service Provision

Governance & Service Provision

The Institute of Public Affairs examines the the critical area of government and public sector reform, the importance of a strong civil society and high levels of social capital, and the importance of choice and competition in the traditionally government provided sectors of health and education.

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The problem with green corporate welfare

Governance & Service Provision | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 23rd August, 2014

Efforts by opponents of the first Abbott budget to protect green corporate welfare measures undercuts their portrayal of government policies as...

Not at our expense: Why should taxpayers have subsidised the Soccer World Cup in Brazil?

Governance & Service Provision | Peter Gregory
The Spectator 22nd July, 2014

That a single cent of public money was spent on the Fifa World Cup is a disgrace. The fact that the Brazilian government has contrived to spend...

Star Wars cantina: patronising politics strikes back

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 8th July, 2014

The independent senators are not a bad cross-section of the community. So why are they being portrayed as a raucous gathering of aliens from a...

Ricky Muir - the Senate's everyman

Governance & Service Provision | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 4th July, 2014

The great American conservative William F. Buckley Jr. said: "I would rather be governed by the first two thousand people in the Boston telephone...

Shining a light on the dangers of royal commissions

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 1st July, 2014

Royal commissions are said to have coercive powers to uncover 'hidden truths', but their lower standards of procedural fairness mean they are just...

Tides to turn for Shorten on debt, boats and tax

Governance & Service Provision | Chris Berg
The Drum 26th June, 2014

Bill Shorten is romping ahead in the polls right now, but being in opposition is a long-term goal and the tables will turn on three big policy...


Government should reject IMF call for higher taxes

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Abbott government should publicly reject IMF head Christine Lagarde's call to slug Australians with a higher GST, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘The head of the IMF is yet to set foot in Australia...

Project Western Australia: A Growth and Productivity Agenda for the Next Government

BOOK | John Hyde and Andrew Pickford

The need for sound economic reform never ends. But there has never been a more important time than now. In this important volume, John Hyde and Andrew Pickford pull together the most important priorities for the next government of...

Accountability for our aid dollar - Time to hit the pause button?


There are serious questions to be asked about the number of NGOs that actively campaign for more aid expenditure in Australia, while they are concurrently recipients of that aid. Some of these NGOs receive aid funding to engage in...