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...
Hard lessons: reckoning the economic, social, and humanitarian costs of zero-Covid
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia imposed some of the strictest measures in the western world. The restrictions dramatically changed every aspect of society and human dynamics and engagement. This report evaluates the harm caused as a direct result of COVID-19 restrictions.
Green tape and environmental activism: an analysis of Labor's climate legislation
The author of this report argues that the Albanese Government's Climate Change Bill 2022 will, if passed, allow the executive government to bypass the parliament to unilaterally increase Australia’s legislated greenhouse gas emissions target.
Powers of detention in Victorian pandemic legislation
This research highlights how the powers of detention in the Victorian government’s pandemic management legislation could be struck down for being incompatible with the Australian Constitution.
Daniel Andrews’ pandemic Bill: the attack on our democracy
In this report, the IPA's Morgan Begg argues that the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021, introduced by the Andrews Government into the Victorian Legislative Assembly on 26 October, is a demand for power that is unprecedented in Australia’s peacetime history.