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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,...

Immigrants boost the economy and should be welcomed

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 24th February, 2017

Populism is being mainstreamed in Australia. At a book launch former prime minister Tony Abbott set out an aggressive populist agenda for Australia...

America has the answer for Australia's failing schools

Education | Aaron Lane
Sydney Morning Herald 23rd February, 2017

Australia must tackle the highly-centralised structures of public education if we are to stem the long-term decline of Australian students'...

Donald Trump's new security adviser must learn to master chaos

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 22nd February, 2017

After just four weeks, the Trump administration finds itself beset by problems, many of them related to national security: the botched executive...

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...

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...

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