Australian Institute for Public Policy

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The Australian Institute for Public Policy (AIPP) was established in Perth, Western Australia, by the 'Dry' libertarian politician from the Liberal Party, John Hyde, presumably with funding from the Clough family (Hyde's life-long financial supporters)

When John Hyde was eventually elected to the Federal Parliament in Canberra, he merged the AIPP's operations with the Melbourne-based Institute of Public Affairs and became its nominal CEO. In fact the business was run by Charles and David Kemp, the sons of the original co-founder (Charles D Kemp) who established it with funding and support from the father of Rupert Murdoch. The IPA became the main Australian contractor for subversive activities for the tobacco industry.

The AIPP later adopted the name IPA, and effectively became an autonomous Western Australian branch of the company. It subsequently created a Singapore subsidiary to support the palm sugar industry.