A message from John Roskam:
A few minutes ago the Senate voted to repeal the carbon tax. Let’s pause a moment to reflect on our achievement.
The Institute of Public Affairs has never wavered from its principles. The IPA will always stand up for what is right, not what is popular.
The IPA has always stood firm against carbon taxes – even when every political leader in Australia thought they were a good idea.
With high-quality research, compelling analysis, and a loud voice communicating the evidence, we changed the debate.
Together, we’ve now won the debate.
It was your financial support that allowed the IPA to do all of this.
So thank you for your courage. You did what was right – not what was easy. And we prevailed.
I have an op-ed on The Drum talking about the carbon tax:
The repeal of the carbon tax should not be seen as bad politics stymying good policy. No doubt that is what carbon tax supporters will argue, but like WorkChoices before it, the carbon tax was bad policy on many levels. Ultimately both policies suffered from the same defect – a lack of democratic legitimacy.