Institute of Public Affairs
Let them work: how criminal justice reform can help address Australia’s worker shortage
The authors of this report argue that if Australian governments reformed sentencing so that non-violent low-risk offenders were not detained at taxpayer expense, but rather were put to work in industries which urgently need workers, this could deliver substantial benefits to taxpayers without compromising community...
Queensland's green tape crisis: an analysis of the growth of Queensland's environmental bureaucracy and agricultural sector
This report estimates the size and growth of Queensland’s environmental bureaucracy since the year 2000, and compares it against the size and growth of Queensland’s agricultural sector.
Forgetting the past: how post-modernist theory has replaced history in Australian universities in 2022
This report contains the systematic review of 791 history subjects offered across 35 Australian universities in 2022. It is an update of the IPA’s 2017 report - 'The rise of identity politics: an audit of history teaching at Australian universities in 2017.'
Australia's emerging incarceration crisis: proposed reforms of the Australian sentencing system
This report examines the gulf between sentencing knowledge and practice, and makes recommendations regarding the measures that need to be undertaken to bridge that gap, so that law-makers can bring sentencing practice in line with current knowledge and make it fairer and more efficient.
Victoria on the edge: debt, deficits and unsustainable growth
The Australian economy faces the greatest series of financial risks in decades, as the odds of a global recession continue to increase. The authors of this report argue that the Victorian economy is particularly vulnerable to the economic shocks that are coming its way, because...