Now dinosaurs need trigger warnings

June 25, 2015

From Peter Gregory

Here are the 3 most important points from ‘The life saving potential of coal‘ – a new report released by the IPA’s Brett Hogan this week:

  • Increasing the supply of Australian coal to India to 120 million tonnes annually could allow 82 million people to access a cheap and reliable source of electricity.
  • At least 300 million people in India have no access to electricity and around 815 million people rely on burning wood, crop leftovers and dung for cooking.
  • Globally over 4 million people die each year from household air pollution caused by these primitive sources of energy.

You can read Brett’s op-ed about the report in The Australian from Monday here. This is my piece in The Hindu Business Line from last month on how cutting corruption will help India’s poor.

This week is Victorian public sector week! I’m sure you’re all going to the ‘Meet the Secretaries‘ event tomorrow afternoon – it’s free! (Well, not really free, your taxes are paying for it, but you know what I mean).

Of course, every week is public sector week. As the IPA’s Mikayla Novak’s research shows, in 2014 there were more Victorian public servants than during the disastrous Cain-Kirner era:

This is an extraordinary development in the US – the IPA’s Simon Breheny writes in FreedomWatch about the new US law to protect the “unusually sensitive“.

We’ve all been at the pub when someone’s been banging on about how Scandinavia’s re-distributive policies are something we should aspire to. In future, hand them a copy of this – a new publication from the Institute of Economic Affairs released on Tuesday about why Scandinavia’s success has nothing to do with the welfare state.

From Breitbart also on Tuesday – guess which dinosaur in Jurassic World is being labelled racist?

This is awesome – meet the 7 and 8-year-old sisters that found a loophole to re-open their lemonade stand after Texas police shut it down.

John Roskam is speaking at the launch of Connor Court Publishing’s new book The Bandar-Log: A Labor Story of the 1950s by Alan Reid. It’s on next Monday and Sam Lipski is also speaking – details here.

The IPA’s Darcy Allen will be speaking at the Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty Conference at RMIT in July. Details here.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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