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The Coalition Hands Its Values To Hanson

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 24th February, 2017

The rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party continues to befuddle the Canberra press gallery and the major political parties. In Western...

Four Year Terms Are A Bad Idea

Ideas & Liberty The Spectator Australia 24th February, 2017

The election of Donald Trump, the vote for Brexit, and the return of One Nation have all threatened the centre-right status quo, while on the left,...

Refusing A Handshake Is An Affront To Our Basic Values

Ideas & Liberty | Bella d'Abrera
The Daily Telegraph 21st February, 2017

An early test for Education Minister Rob Stokes comes with the news that Hurstville Boys Campus, a public school in Sydney's west, has adopted "an...

Picking Judges

Legal Rights Project | Morgan Begg
The Spectator Australia 18th February, 2017

President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats in the United States are about to engage in political warfare about who will be their next...

Right needs Bernardi's new voice

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 10th February, 2017

In the long run, Cory Bernardi leaving the Liberal Party to start his own conservative movement will help the Liberal Party and will strengthen...

Revealed: How Your Taxes Fund The 18c Fan Club

Freedom of Speech | Morgan Begg
The Spectator Australia 3rd February, 2017

One of the most obvious features of the parliamentary inquiry into section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has been the volume of government...

What #ChangeTheDate Reveals About Identity Politics

Ideas & Liberty | Bella d'Abrera
The Spectator Australia 2nd February, 2017

Last Friday, the University of Western Australia Student Guild voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing the date of Australia Day and proposed to...

In government, less is so much more

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 27th January, 2017

According to the results of an international opinion poll released a few days ago, there's an "implosion of trust" around the world. The findings...

What’s so bad about January 26?

Ideas & Liberty | Bella d'Abrera
The Spectator Australia 26th January, 2017

This week, Warren Mundine proposed that Australia Day should be moved from January 26 to January 1, because the 26th marks the arrival of the first...

The fetishisation of the expert

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 13th January, 2017

Last month in the wake of Donald Trump's election as US president, Julia Baird the host of ABC TV's The Drum wrote a revealing article in The...