Recent publications

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Taxpayer Funded Submissions Distort Inquiry As Racial Hatred Claims Blowout

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"Contributions to public debate from taxpayer-funded, ideologically-biased groups distort the public policy process," says Simon Breheny, Director of Policy at free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Research by the Institute of...

Submission on alternative superannuation default models

SUBMISSION | Brett Hogan

The Institute of Public Affairs believes that superannuation lies at the heart of important national policy questions about taxes, spending, personal responsibility and choice, as well as the appropriate role of government and its regulatory...

Champion of liberalism


On 30 March 2016 at the Elizabeth Couchman Hall in Melbourne, the Young Liberal Movement (Victoria) held the inaugural Sir George Reid Lecture entitled ‘George Reid: Champion of Liberalism' delivered by the Hon. Dr David Kemp. The following...

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...

New research shows benefits of hostile senate: Pages of legislation passed declines by 43 per cent over 2 years

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

The hostile Senate has helped slow the growth of government in Australians' lives, with the number of pages of Commonwealth legislation being passed declining for the second year in a row, according to new research released today by the Institute...

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...

Section 18c, We Will Continue Fighting - The Australian


If you missed the IPA's full page statement on section 18C in The Australian on Friday, 8 August, you can see the final print version here. Thank you to the 501 IPA members and donors who together contributed $60,294 to make the ad possible.

The Biggest Vested Interest of All: How Government Lobbies to Restrict Individual Rights and Freedom


The Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan wrote in The Monthly in March 2012 that: Australia's fair go is today under threat from a new source. To be blunt, the rising power of vested interests is undermining our equality and threatening our democracy. But...

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...

Abolish the grants commission: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has called for the abolition of the Commonwealth Grants Commission as part of a wholesale reform agenda for Australian federalism. According to Julie Novak, Research Fellow at the IPA, 'The...

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