Australian ‘think tank’ founded in 1943. Largely Keynesian until early 80s shift under the direction of one of Rev Kemp’s sons (I think David).
Has been a consistent caster-of-doubt on the reality/severity of climate change ever since.
Graham Readfern has written lots on them, for instance. See also Damien Cahill’s work on the coming of neoliberalism to Australia…
“Joe Hockey, in a recent speech, acknowledged the important role the IPA plays in Liberal Party affairs as ‘a policy spine stiffener’. Clearly Bolt was attempting a bit of spine stiffening on behalf of hard-edged conservatives who feel Abbott is starting to let them down.”
Oakes, L. 2013. Too tough Tony an unpalatable option. The Australian, 25 May.