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FACTSHEET: Institute for Public Affairs, IPA

Level 2, 410 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia
Phone: +61 3 9600 4744
Fax: +61 3 9602 4989

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is a right-wing, corporate funded think tank based in Melbourne. It has close links to the Liberal Party of Australia, with its Executive Director John Roskam having run for Liberal Party preselection for a number of elections. Following the 2007 federal election defeat for the Liberal Party, The Australian's journalist Christian Kerr noted that a new group of federal Liberal politicians were "receiving support from former Howard government staffer John Roskam" at the IPA.

The IPA key policy positions include: advocacy for privatisation and deregulation; attacks on the positions of unions and non-government organisations; support of assimilationist indigenous policy (cf. the Bennelong Society) and refutation of the science involved with environmental issues such as climate change.


Alan Moran
Director of Deregulation
Source: Institute of Public Affairs website

Bob Carter
Emeritus Fellow, Science Advisor
Source: Institute of Public Affairs website


Garth  Paltridge
Source: Institute of Public Affairs website


Institute of Public Affairs website