Institute of Public Affairs

Report

Shared sacrifice in the two Australias

The Institute of Public Affairs is calling on federal and state governments to reduce public sector salaries for those on over $150,000 by 20%.
Report

The growth and complexity of environmental regulation

This report is the first to quantitatively estimate both the growth and complexity of Australia’s primary piece of environmental legislation and the departmental rules it enables.
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States of emergency: an analysis of COVID-19 petty restrictions

This report examines the restrictions enacted by the Australian states and the inconsistencies between them that have either banned or left in doubt many recreational activities, which could be undertaken while attempting social distancing.
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Section 487: How activists use red tape to stop development and jobs (2020 update)

This report estimates that $65 billion of investment in major projects across Australia has been put at risk due to the legal activism of green groups enabled by Section 487 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.
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More news is good news: the case against restricting broadcast journalism

In light of the issues presented by ACMA’s inquiry and the debate around news and the media more broadly, this report outlines the case against further regulation of broadcasting, as well as several recommendations on the way in which policy-makers can create a stronger news...