Inequality low and decreasing

This is a media release announcing the publication of a research report co-authored with Daniel Wild (Research Fellow, IPA) entitled Understanding Inequality in Australia and which can be found here

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today released a new landmark report, Understanding Inequality in Australia, authored by IPA research fellows Daniel Wild and Andrew Bushnell, which analysis the extent of income inequality in Australia.

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Indigenous Australians and the criminal justice system

The fourth major research report from the IPA’s Criminal Justice Project addresses the high level of incarceration among Indigenous Australians and a first principles approach to policy reform in this area.

The paper can be found here. It was submitted to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of Indigenous incarceration rates, details about which can be found here.

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A new report released today by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs: Indigenous Australians and the criminal justice system, examines the very high rate of incarceration among Indigenous Australians. The report makes an original contribution through a renewed focus on core principles of justice and corrections, while being mindful of Indigenous disadvantage.

It finds that despite decades of special programs for Indigenous offenders, recidivism and incarceration rates have continued to climb, and calls for enhanced options for punishment and reform outside of the traditional prison system

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Australia’s criminal justice costs: an international comparison

Find the report here.

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“Australians are spending more on criminal justice and getting worse results than most comparable countries, underlining the need for criminal justice reform across the country,” said Andrew Bushnell, Research Fellow at the free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs.

Today the IPA released a new report Australia’s criminal justice costs: An international comparison. Authored by Research Fellow Andrew Bushnell, the report details the high costs and weak results of Australian criminal justice.

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