“A Productivity Commission investigation of the harm caused by the minimum wage will hopefully be the first step towards its eventual abolition,” says Dr Mikayla Novak, Senior Research Fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.
The year ahead is one that I expect will be marked by significant change. A change in public attitudes, a change in the global economy and change in global politics.
The murderous attack on the office of French magazine Charlie Hebdo has renewed the debate in Australia about Section 18C of the federal Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
“The Abbott government must repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in light of the recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo,” says Simon Breheny at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.
My commitment to you is to keep our country safe and secure – that’s why the coming months will see updated counter terrorism legislation in the parliament.
Australian teachers are suffering under an old-fashioned industrial relations regime and an out-dated salary structure according to new research by the Institute of Public Affairs.
Mostly Christmas is a joyous time – but it can be a sad time too and this year we are thinking of those families who have lost loved ones.
Read the full transcript of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s media release today announcing changes to the Ministry aimed at putting jobs and families at the centre of the 2015 agenda.
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.
Read the full transcript of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s press statement this morning on the end of the Martin Place siege in Sydney.
Read the transcript of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s statement following the meeting of the National Security Committee of the Cabinet today.
“My European Jewish brethren are in danger. Again. European streets are ringing with “Death to the Jews” and “Gas the Jews” – ugly mobs, salivating for Jewish blood. Again,” writes Michael Galak at Quadrant Online.
The unrelenting war on carbon fuels has some zealots advocating “Zero Emissions”, while also, incredibly, opposing nuclear and hydro-power. They would take us all back to the BC Era (before coal).
It comes as no surprise to hear those who have long bemoaned Pax Americana celebrating the superpower’s shrinking presence on the world stage. There is grave cause of concern, certainly, but the real problem is Washington’s neo-isolationist refusal to lead, Quadrant editor Keith Windschuttle writes.
“With deep regret, I have accepted the resignation of Senator Arthur Sinodinos from the ministry,” PM Tony Abbott said yesterday.
“The Abbott government should urgently reconsider its decision to hand over $200 million of taxpayers’ money to the United Nations Green Climate Fund,” the IPA says.
Sea levels are never still, but with global temperatures flat and snow cover and polar ice steady, sea levels are probably as stable today as they ever get, writes Viv Forbes.
The announcement will be made to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru today by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. Read the Abbott Government’s media release.
The Abbott Government will establish the Book Council of Australia “to promote good reading as well as good writing”. Read the full list of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists and category winners.
As we come to the end of the year, I would like to update you on the progress of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy. This year we have made significant progress and put in place key foundations on which we can build.
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