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Research report

14 Aug 2017

The decline in Australia’s working male population is a constant and serious trend that, unfortunately, is rarely discussed. Yet this silent crisis brings significant consequences for Australia, for the rapidly growing cohort of jobless men themselves and for their families and children.

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08 Aug 2017

Incarceration in Australia is growing rapidly. The 2016 adult incarceration rate was 208 per 100,000 adults, up 28 percent from 2006. There are now more than 36,000 prisoners, up 39 percent from a decade ago.

The Institute of Public Affairs Criminal Justice Project has investigated the...

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10 Jul 2017

Penalty rates have been a fixture of Australian industrial relations regimes since the late 1800s. With federation, a series of decisions by various state and federal wage-setting bodies began, culminating in the first ‘national’ penalty rate decision in 1947.

These early decisions...

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29 Jun 2017

The primary obligation of the Australian government is to serve the Australian people. This means that policies should only be enacted where they are in Australia’s national interest.

Unfortunately, the Discussion Paper appears to take it as a...

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Discussion paper

04 May 2017

Summary

• Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.

• On 30 January 2017, the Trump Administration...

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Essay

26 Oct 2016

Section 487 (s. 487) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act extends special legal privileges to green groups to challenge federal environmental project approvals, even when their private rights are not directly affected by that project.

Since the...

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Discussion paper

29 Jul 2016

In September 2015, Malcolm Turnbull was elected leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party, thereby becoming Australia’s twenty-ninth Prime Minister. In his first press conference as Prime Minister, Mr Turnbull pledged that ‘this will be a thoroughly Liberal Government. It will be a thoroughly...

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Research report

05 Dec 2014

Executive summary: This report demonstrates that a serious problem exists with respect to fundamental legal rights in Australian law. Our research has focussed on the extent to which four such fundamental legal rights are abrogated in current acts of the federal parliament:...

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Research report

03 Dec 2014

This report argues that, when comparing 'like for like' taxation burdens, Australia is among the top bracket of highest taxing countries in the world.

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  • Australia has become one of the highest taxed countries in the world.
  • With the
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Research report

11 Aug 2014

Examines the ABC’s coverage of Australia’s energy choices.

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The ABC has a persistent and systemic left wing bias in its coverage of contemporary Australian political issues. This report marks the first time that a comprehensive, independent and...

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