Archived publication for 2015
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Workplace relations report a missed opportunity


The Productivity Commission's Final Report on Australia's Workplace Relations Framework is a missed opportunity for significant workplace relations reform, according to Brett Hogan, Director of Energy and Innovation Policy at free market think...

Generous benefits for public servants revealed in new report

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

Australian Public Service employees enjoy significantly better working conditions and pay than private sector employees, according to a new report released today by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The new report,...

Driving a soft bargain

OCCASIONAL PAPER | James Paterson and Aaron Lane

All current Australian Public Service Enterprise Agreements have a nominal expiry date of 30 June 2014, and are currently in the bargaining stage for the next suite of agreements. This report examines the APS Agreements of the Top 10 Commonwealth...

The Curtin-Chifley origins of the Australian bank deposit guarantee


In 2008, the Australian government introduced a guarantee of bank deposits. However, in 1945 the Curtin-Chifley government had already introduced what it believed was an explicit bank deposit guarantee. Using archival material, this paper shows...

Uber Markets

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Evan Mulholland

South Australian electricity crisis coming to a head


Today's talks between the South Australian government and energy users and suppliers to discuss electricity price volatility are a direct result of its own renewable energy policies, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public...

MYEFO shows Australia on European path to big government: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Today's Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook statement shows the federal government is failing to reduce wasteful and excessive government spending, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Receipts in 2015-16 will be...

Paris climate agreement: Style triumphs over substance


The Paris climate agreement represents the triumph of style over substance and pays lip service to the pressing need for reliable and affordable energy in the developing world, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs....

Submission to the Review of the Impact of Illegal Offshore Wagering

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

It is the longstanding view of the Institute of Public Affairs that governments ought to respect the autonomous decision of consumers to gamble with their own money, as the choice to do so reflects their individual preferences. In this...

Victorian gas exploration ban must be overturned


The release yesterday of the Victorian Legislative Council report Inquiry Into Onshore Unconventional Gas in Victoria represents a missed opportunity for reform, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The current ban...

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