Recent publications

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Westpac Can Not See The Forest For The Tweets

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

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...

IPA recognised in prestigious international award for work against carbon tax

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

The Institute of Public Affairs' work to defeat the carbon tax in Australia has been recognised as one of six finalists in the prestigious international Templeton Freedom Award in Washington D.C. last night. The Templeton Freedom Award, which...

A review of the scientific evidence underlying the imposition of a carbon tax or ETS in Australia

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

On 1 July 2012 the Australian Government's comprehensive carbon tax was levied on those businesses that produce more than 25 Mt annually of greenhouse gas emissions. The evidence justifying the need for such a tax is examined using...

Submission on Australia's Post-2020 Emissions Reduction Target

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

For the last twenty years atmospheric methane concentrations have been subject to natural variability that is a consequence of El Nino events. Thus there is no reason to regulate methane emissions when changes in atmospheric methane...

Submission regarding Australia's post-2020 emissions reduction target

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

A new view on climate change involving the relevance of behavioural economics, psychology, behavourial economists and climate change.

Pope Francis' climate change encyclical not binding on Catholics

MEDIA RELEASE | Father James Grant

Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change should not be treated as official Catholic doctrine binding on all Catholics, but rather a personal position of the Pope, according to Father James Grant, Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public...

Taking Melbournes Temperature

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

The Melbourne temperature record is one of the "long time" instrumental records of Australian temperature. It starts in 1855 and continues to the present day. Originally measurements were made in the Flagstaff Gardens. Then when the Melbourne...

Taking Australias Temperature

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tom Quirk

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology provides two Australia wide temperature data sets that are the results of extensive adjustments.

200m UN Climate Fund Handout a Mistake - IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

"The Abbott government should urgently reconsider its decision to hand over $200 million of taxpayers' money to the United Nations Green Climate Fund," says James Paterson, Deputy Executive Director at free market think tank the Institute of...

Submission to the Renewable Energy Target Review Panel

SUBMISSION | Alan Moran

Submission

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