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The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is a conservative public policy think tank based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.wikipedia
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Charles Denton Kemp

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The Institute of Public Affairs was founded in 1943 as the Institute of Public Affairs Victoria, with Charles Denton ("CD") Kemp as its inaugural director and George Coles as its inaugural chair.
Charles Denton Kemp (23 April 1911 – 24 June 1993), was an Australian economist and economic policy commentator, and founder of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).

Think tank

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The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is a conservative public policy think tank based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Prominent Australian conservative think tanks include the Centre for Independent Studies, the Sydney Institute and the Institute of Public Affairs.

John Roskam

Executive Director John Roskam noted in 2007 of this arrangement that: "We market it as membership but technically they are not and it is something we are aware of'".
John Roskam is the executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), a conservative think tank based in Melbourne, Australia.

Mike Nahan

John Roskam replaced Mike Nahan as executive director in 2005, although he had worked at the IPA for a number of years before that.
He joined the Institute of Public Affairs, a libertarian think tank, as a policy director.

George Coles (entrepreneur)

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The Institute of Public Affairs was founded in 1943 as the Institute of Public Affairs Victoria, with Charles Denton ("CD") Kemp as its inaugural director and George Coles as its inaugural chair.
He helped found the Institute of Public Affairs, and was its president in 1965.

Rod Kemp

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The appointment of Rod Kemp (CD Kemp's son) as executive director in 1982, along with other administrative changes that had occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s, marked a shift to neo-liberal ideology that continues to this day.
Before entering politics, Kemp was Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, a conservative policy body founded by his father, C.D. Kemp.

Cormack Foundation

Guests included chair of Liberal Party fundraiser the Cormack Foundation Charles Goode; former Cormack board members Hugh Morgan and John Calvert-Jones; Liberal minister Alan Tudge; and Liberal strategist Brian Loughnane.
The Cormack Foundation is typically the largest single donor to the Liberal Party, but it has also contributed to Family First and the Liberal Democratic Party and right-wing think tanks the Centre for Independent Studies and the Institute of Public Affairs.

Hancock Prospecting

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The IPA has been significantly funded by Hancock Prospecting, of which Gina Rinehart is the Executive Chair.
Hancock Prospecting significantly funds the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), paying the IPA $2.3 million in financial year 2016 and $2.2 million in financial year 2017, which represents one-third to a half of the IPA's total revenue in those years.

1943 Australian federal election

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However, the IPA Victoria acted as a finance committee for non-Labor parties in its first year, and the IPA Treasurer at the time reportedly said that much of the IPA Victoria's funding was conditional on it being spent to "fight socialism at the coming election" (the 1943 Australian federal election).
The lack of effective opposition to the Labor party in the lead up and following the election became the catalyst for the creation of the Liberal Party of Australia from the ashes of the UAP, and for George Cole & Keith Murdoch among other big business magnates to form the conservative propaganda think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.

John Hyde (Australian federal politician)

John Hyde
In 1991, the IPA amalgamated with the Perth-based Australian Institute of Public Policy and John Hyde moved from executive director of the Australian Institute of Public Policy to executive director of the IPA.
Upon his defeat in 1983, with the Clough family, he developed the Australian Institute for Public Policy in Perth and was its Executive Director until it merged with the Institute of Public Affairs, a rather similar "dry" and pro-free-enterprise think tank.

Gina Rinehart

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The IPA has been significantly funded by Hancock Prospecting, of which Gina Rinehart is the Executive Chair. Gina Rinehart and Rupert Murdoch praised US President Donald Trump at the dinner.
She advocates a special economic zone in the North with reduced taxation and less regulations and has enlisted the support of many prominent Australians, plus the Institute of Public Affairs.

Tim Wilson (Australian politician)

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Policy director Tim Wilson predicted that the government could be liable for $3 billion in compensation, a claim that was criticised at the time by Media Watch in part because media covering Wilson's claims did not mention that the IPA receives donations from the tobacco industry.
He was a policy director of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) for seven years, and subsequently the Australian Human Rights Commissioner from 2014 to 2016.

Australian Public Service

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On the day he retired, the investigation concluded that he had breached the Australian Public Service code of conduct by corresponding with the Institute of Public Affairs, but the breach did not warrant sanction.
For example, in 2011 and again in 2013, the director, deregulation at the Institute of Public Affairs, Alan Moran, argued that the Australian Government was not seeking enough savings from a bloated Australian Public Service.

Jennifer Marohasy

An expanded version with 22 essays was published in 2015 through Stockade Books and a follow-up edited by Jennifer Marohasy was published in 2017, both in Kindle format.
She was a senior fellow at the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs between 2004 and 2009 and director of the Australian Environment Foundation until 2008.

John Lloyd (Australian public servant)

John Lloyd
He formally resigned from the Australian Public Service in August 2018, following controversy over his conduct and relationship with the conservative think tank and his former employer, the Institute of Public Affairs.

Janet Albrechtsen

Former prime minister John Howard was interviewed at the dinner by Janet Albrechtsen about the spill, but did not explicitly support either candidate.
Albrechtsen is a Director of Institute of Public Affairs and the National Museum of Australia.

David Kemp (politician)

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He is the brother of Senator Rod Kemp, and the son of Charles Denton Kemp, founder of the Institute of Public Affairs.

Passive smoking

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In the 1990s, the IPA was funded by the tobacco industry to conduct research that "attacked the science behind passive smoking".
The industry also funded libertarian and conservative think tanks, such as the Cato Institute in the United States and the Institute of Public Affairs in Australia which criticised both scientific research on passive smoking and policy proposals to restrict smoking.

Tony Smith (Victorian politician)

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After completing his education, Smith was a research assistant at the Institute of Public Affairs, a conservative think-tank, before becoming first a media adviser and then a senior political adviser to Peter Costello, the then-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and Treasurer.

John Luik

The research included a study from 1996 by John Luik that found that the impact of passive smoking on non-smokers was "trivial", and that "bogus" or "corrupt" passive smoking "threatens the central democratic values of autonomy, respect and diversity".
His book was published and promoted by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) which was funded by the Australian cigarette companies.

James Paterson (Australian politician)

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He then worked as a writer for the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) before joining the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) as editor of the IPA Review publication.

Morris Williams (politician)

Morris Williams
From 1945 to 1946 he was a research assistant in the public service, and then with the Institute of Public Affairs.

David Leyonhjelm

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Both Leyonhjelm and Day have long been members of the free market think tank Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).

Bob Day

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Both Day and Leyonhjelm have long been members of the free market think tank Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).