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IMF Report Shows Old-Time Fiscal Religion Is Needed To Counter The New Mediocre

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 20th February, 2017

The latest annual IMF Australia Consultation might have passed unnoticed but for this highly damning statement: "the new mediocre". Perhaps they...

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...

Criminal Justice Can Never Be An Arm Of The Welfare State

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
The Australian 17th February, 2017

Crime is caused by people who decide to commit crimes. It is not caused by society. The criminal justice system exists to punish criminals and...

Debate Must Be Embraced, Not Silenced

Freedom of Speech | Simon Breheny
The Spectator Australia 17th February, 2017

Australia's race commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is taking on an Orwellian mission this week, telling members of parliament they need to keep free...

Taxi licence compensation sends the wrong message

Economics & Deregulation | Darcy Allen
Herald Sun 15th February, 2017

Lines of taxi drivers crawled across the Bolte Bridge in Melbourne on Monday. Their protest wasn't over pay, conditions or safety. It was over the...

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...

Trump's artless deals will deeply disturb allies after Turnbull call

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 3rd February, 2017

Tough phone calls between Australian prime ministers and other world leaders are nothing new; I have been present for a number of them. Even when...

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...

The UK’s relationship with Australia will be revitalised after Brexit

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
Brexit Central 30th January, 2017

Theresa May confirmed in her landmark speech at Lancaster House earlier in the month that Brexit really does mean Brexit. Britain will be leaving...

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