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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...

'Comfort women' statue row shows absurdity of 18C

Freedom of Speech | Andrew Bushnell
The Australian 19th December, 2016

A law against offending people is a stupid idea, a truth that is now being confirmed on an almost daily basis. In recent months we have seen the...

Green-left legerdemain doesn’t make religion relevant

Ideas & Liberty | Father James Grant
The Spectator Australia 8th December, 2016

It has long been obvious that the political agenda of some Catholic organisations and schools rest solidly within the Green-left advocacy model,...

Key lesson is that a bold agenda is possible

Economics & Deregulation | Andrew Bushnell
Australian Financial Review 6th December, 2016

The New Zealand prime minister is rightly being showered with praise from over this side of the Tasman. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Key's...

Democracy is not populism

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 2nd December, 2016

The death of the murderous dictator Fidel Castro is a timely reminder of the alternatives to democracy. Winston Churchill was right on nearly all...

It's offensive when Labor plays politics with racism

Ideas & Liberty | Gideon Rozner
Herald Sun 1st December, 2016

It is disappointing when politicians stir up racial and religious tensions for their own political purposes. And it's not politicians on the Right...

Why I joined — and quit — the Australian Republican Movement

Ideas & Liberty | Evan Mulholland
The Spectator Australia 23rd November, 2016

As a long-time republican, I made the decision last year to join the Australian Republican Movement. Having spent the better part of the past...

Donald Trump vote was all about voters having a different choice

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 18th November, 2016

Last Wednesday afternoon, just as it was becoming clear Donald Trump would win the US presidential election Aaron Patrick, senior writer at this...

Public service perks don't pass the pub test

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Aaron Lane
Sydney Morning Herald 17th November, 2016

Enterprise bargaining is a two-way street. Public sector unions cannot continue to argue that well-paid public servants deserve additional...

Donald Trump will lead the US in the right direction. We should take note

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Sydney Morning Herald 10th November, 2016

Donald Trump's historic victory represents a huge opportunity for middle America. It is a rejection of liberal internationalism, political...