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Your Right to Work: The Employment Policy of a Truly Liberal Government


At its heart, industrial relations law is about people, and their ability to earn an income, support a family and take greater responsibility for their own lives. In other words, employment is not about what we do - but who we are. Through work we...

IPA: Reform Workplace Relations System to Help People Into Employment


The goal of helping people into paid employment should be the aim of the workplace relations system, according to a research paper released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). The paper, Your Right to Work: The...

Energy policy should focus on affordability and reliability


Comments by new Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg about the reduced importance of coal in Australia's energy mix are disappointing and are at odds with the Government's 2015 Energy White Paper, according to free market think tank the...

Royal Commission Into Abuse in Juvenile Detention Should Put Criminal Justice Reform on the National Agenda

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

"The 4 Corners exposé of abuse in juvenile detention centres in the Northern Territory has shocked the national conscience and should raise broader questions about Australia's approach to criminal justice," said Andrew Bushnell, Research...

Productivity Commission Draft Report into Agriculture Red Tape Welcome


"Australian agriculture is worth over $50 billion each year to this country, but it is shackled by unnecessary and burdensome red tape," said IPA research fellow Darcy Allen. These comments come after the release today of the Productivity...

IPA: Youth Crime Rate Shows That Violent Offenders Must Be Detained


‘The recent spate of violent crime perpetrated by youths across Victoria reveals a broken and backwards criminal justice system,' said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘The...

IPA: NSW government's investment scheme to reduce prisoner re-incarceration a good idea

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

"The NSW Government's proposed social impact investment scheme could reduce re-incarceration numbers, crime and the financial costs associated with jail. The scheme could also improve the chances of prisoners finding work and becoming...

IPA: Superannuation Tax Hikes Should Be Replaced By Spending Cuts

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Turnbull government should cut government spending or delay the introduction of its proposed company tax cuts instead of increasing taxes on superannuation says Dr Mikayla Novak, Senior Research Fellow at free market think tank the Institute...

IPA: Get more cops on the beat to stop violent crime wave


"The recent spate of cars being set on fire across Cranbourne illustrates the urgent need to reinvest some of Victoria's criminal justice spending in the police force. This is the best way to stop violent crime," said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow...

Hung parliament to cost extra 1bn dollars in interest - IPA calls for PBO costing of cross-bench negotiations

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

A hung federal parliament risks a credit rating downgrade and higher interest bills on national public debt, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘If Australia lost its AAA credit rating the interest rate on...

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