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Fixing the Crisis: A fair deal for homebuyers in WA

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Alan Moran and Louise Staley

Planning policies, more than any other factor, restrict the capacity of first home buyers, and other less advantaged groups, from achieving a goal of home ownership. Current planning orthodoxies inflate urban land prices and discriminate against...

Who pays? Political donations and democratic accountability

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ben Hourigan

All sides of politics share a fear of governments held hostage to wealthy individuals or organisations that use donations to buy influence.

Moderm campaigning and the federal system

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Whereas campaigning used to be largely confined, for most MPs, to the five or six weeks of the campaign, now it is a continuous process.

Planning restraints: A plague on wealth and the democratic process

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

Economic planning is a term as archaic as phrases such as 'peoples' democracy' or 'proletarian justice'. Yet urban planning-and land planning generally-is flourishing and dominates the evolving structure of cities.

Cutting Red Tape in Victoria's Planning Processes

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Over recent years, planning in Australia and many other countries has assumed a greatly enlarged role in determining the use of land. This is a regrettable outcome and one that imposes huge economic costs onto the community, as well as undermining...

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