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Freedom to teach

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Darcy Allen and Vicki Stanley

Written by Vicky Stanley and Darcy Allen While there has been much attention and significant resources dedicated to examining the structures surrounding the attraction, training, retention and performance of teachers, there is almost no...

Teachers suffer from old-fashioned industrial relations and massive government bureaucracy - new report


Teachers in Australia's schools are suffering under an old-fashioned industrial relations regime and an out-dated salary structure according to new research published today by the free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs....

Government should reject call for higher taxes on Australians: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Abbott government should publicly reject the OECD's recommendation to slug Australians with higher taxes, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The latest OECD economic survey of Australia explicitly calls for...

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...

Sharing economy revolution threatened by over-regulation: new report

MEDIA RELEASE | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

"The sharing economy could be an economic revolution, but only if government lets the revolution happen," said Chris Berg, Senior Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA research released today, The sharing...

OECD data shows Australia is not a low tax country

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

"The release of 2012 taxation statistics by the OECD dispels the myth that Australia is a low tax country," says Dr Mikayla Novak, Senior Research Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. In its annual update of taxation...

Factsheet: Where have all the entrepreneurs gone?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Dom Talimanidis

An analysis of new business creation in Australia

Factsheet: The myth of Australia as a 'low tax' country


An analysis of relative tax burdens

The coalition is reviving Labor's internet filter with its copyright website blocking scheme: IPA


"The government's proposal to block websites that infringe copyright is an internet filter and a threat to free speech," says Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and...

The sharing economy: How over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

The sharing economy describes a rise of new business models (‘platforms') that uproot traditional markets, break down industry categories, and maximise the use of scarce resources. The best known services are the ridesharing system Uber and...

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