Recent publications

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Ensuring a future for Australian coal fired power stations

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Brett Hogan

Electricity systems exist to provide safe, reliable and affordable power to consumers and to businesses. The role of government should only be to support competition and private sector innovation in energy markets. When the production of...

New poll shows widespread support for free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

10 November 2016 NEW POLL SHOWS WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR FREE SPEECH New Galaxy Research polling commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs has found that 64 per cent of Australians oppose a newspaper cartoonist being investigated by the...

Private order

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

Libertarians hail the wonders of ‘private governance'-the idea that left to their own devices, free people will organise themselves without needing the coercive power of the state. To others, however, this libertarian view is akin to riding...

IPA welcomes inquiry on free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The Institute of Public Affairs today welcomed the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry by the human rights committee into section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and curbs on freedom of speech in Australia. "This would help break the...

A Licence to Nanny

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Evan Mulholland

In July 2016, the New South Wales government announced a ban on greyhound racing and subsequently sought to shut down the entire industry. When making the decision, Premier Mike Baird said ‘a sport which utilises animals cannot operate...

Australia's Tax Mutineers

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Matthew Lesh

The most significant political transformations in human history originated as rebellions against unfair taxation. The Magna Carta and the Glorious Revolution, establishing the principles of the rule of law and parliamentary sovereignty, were...

How The Bill Leak Saga Shows The Dangers Of 18C

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The Process is the Punishment for QUT Students

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

"The Turnbull government cannot stick its head in the sand any longer on section 18C: the law must be repealed," said John Roskam, Executive Director at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The proof that the human rights...

Toxic Greens

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen and Daniel Wild

Earlier this year in central Victoria, an orchid stopped a gold mine. The plant was growing seven kilometres away from the proposed mine site-a treeless, badly eroded 15 hectare block grazed by sheep for more than a century. But the three miners...

Taming the Final Frontier

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

On November 25 last year, Barack Obama signed what one commentator described as ‘the most sweeping legislative recognition of property rights in human history'. The cause for such a grand claim? The US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness...

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