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Brett Hogan

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Director of Research

Brett Hogan is the Director of Research. He has over 20 years' experience in public policy and communications, specialising in energy, small business, innovation, employment and trade.

Brett is a former Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to a Victorian Government Cabinet Minister, and previously the Director of Communications for the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Westpac Can Not See The Forest For The Tweets


Westpac's revised Climate Change Plan, which rules out funding new coal-producing regions and imposes other restrictions on lending for coal mines and power stations, is another example of Australian companies unable to see the forest for the...

There Should Be No Role For Employers In Employee Super Fund Choice


Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the direction of the Productivity Commission's Draft Report into Alternative Superannuation Default Models but will urge it to go further in its Final Report. "The IPA believes...

South Australian Energy Statement An Admission Of Failure


Today's energy package announcement by the South Australian Government is an admission of policy failure according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "This package is a damning indictment on 21st century South Australia,"...

IPA: South Australia Has No One Left To Blame


Last night's partial blackout in South Australia is only a small taste of things to come, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "About the only person the South Australian Government hasn't blamed for the outcome of...

Submission To The Senate Economics Committee Inquiry Into The Superannuation -Objective- Bill 2016 -Provisions-

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

Policymakers shouldn't be asking how the superannuation system can better support government spending, or more stringently punish those who seek to take care of themselves. It should be about how our society can encourage more people to take...

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Budget 2017: Energy Policy's Gushing Wounds Won't Be Fixed With A Mop And Bucket

Energy | Brett Hogan
The Spectator Australia 12th May, 2017

If you had a wound that was gushing blood onto the floor and your doctor prescribed a mop and bucket, you'd ask where he got his practicing...

Let's Put People In Charge Of Their Own Super

Economics & Deregulation | Brett Hogan
The Spectator Australia 5th May, 2017

Imagine if your boss called you into their office to tell you they had decided who you could bank with. Or your private telephone or electricity...

Young People Need Hope And Jobs, Not Gesture Politics

Ideas & Liberty | Brett Hogan
The Spectator Australia 8th April, 2017

Calls from two Nick Xenophon Team parliamentarians and Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan to establish a Federal Minister for Young People...

Like It Or Not, Coal Is Still King

Energy | Brett Hogan
The Spectator Australia 23rd March, 2017

On Wednesday, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and CoalSwarm released the 2017 edition of Boom and Bust: Tracking the Global Coal Plant Pipeline, a...

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...