Recent publications

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How to Fix The NDIS

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Vern Hughes

Seven years have passed since a campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was launched by disability service providers and several funded advocacy bodies. Its architects presented the scheme to governments as an apparently...

A roadmap to peace in the war on drugs

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Michael Keane

The war on drugs has been raging for decades. Tens of millions of lives have been lost or ruined. Because both the effect of the drugs and the effect of criminalisation have contributed to the toll, both prohibitionists and those for...

The Impact and Cost of Health Sector Regulation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg, Tim Wilson and Mikayla Novak

Every Australian deserves the opportunity to access high quality health care services. Those services should improve quality of life while remaining affordable. Increasingly however, Australia's health system is bowing under the weight of a...

122 ways towards a Nanny State

OCCASIONAL PAPER

The Preventative Health Taskforce released its report on 1 September 2009. With 122 recommendations, it provides a blueprint for the Nanny State in Australia. New laws 1. Food and beverages classification 2. Junk food if self-regulation fails 3....

Preventative Health Taskforce Report - A Grab For Government Power Over Our Lives

MEDIA RELEASE

The National Preventative Health Taskforce's report released today is a grab for more bureaucratic power, and a grab for more tax by government, said the Institute of Public Affairs, a free market think tank.

Big fat beat up

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

Arnold Schwarzenegger is obese. He's been obese his entire adult life, including the seven times he won the Mr Olympia bodybuilding title. Despite obesity not impacting his own, clearly excellent, health, Governor Schwarzenegger has introduced...

Taking the Pulse: Reform Initiatives for the WA Health System

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Ross Fox

A new report by Ross Fox in conjunction with the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation examining the public health system in Western Australia.

WA public hospitals have more bureaucrats and fewer nurses

MEDIA RELEASE

WA public hospitals have more bureaucrats and fewer nurses than the average public hospital in Australia according to a major report to be released in Perth by the Institute of Public Affairs.

Breaking through medical myths

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Scott Ryan

Lifting the veil of health 'stakeholders'... Earlier this year, the new Minister for Health referred to the need to ‘rebuild health services after the last decade of neglect' as only 73.4 per cent of all Medicare services were being...

A revolution in healthcare

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Fred Hansen

Medicine meets the marketplace.

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