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John Roskam

Portrait of John Roskam

Executive Director

John Roskam has been the Executive Director of the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs since 2004. Before joining the IPA he taught political theory at the University of Melbourne. He was previously the Executive Director of The Menzies Research Centre in Canberra, has been a senior adviser and chief of staff to federal and state education minister, and was the manager of government and corporate affairs for a global mining company.

His publications include Australia's Education Choices (with Professor Brian Caldwell), 'Terrorism and Poverty' in Blaming Ourselves, 'Liberalism and Social Welfare' in Liberalism and the Australian Federation, and 'The Liberal Party and the Great Split' in The Split Fifty Years Later.

His fortnightly column appears in The Australian Financial Review. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Australian Journal of Public Administration, and Connor Court Publishing, and the Advisory Board of The Centre for Advanced Journalism at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia in Victoria, and is an Honorary Fellow of Campion College.

 

 

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Telephone: 03 9600 4744

Address: 2/410 Collins Street , Melbourne 3000 vic

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New poll shows widespread support for free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

10 November 2016 NEW POLL SHOWS WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR FREE SPEECH New Galaxy Research polling commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs has found that 64 per cent of Australians oppose a newspaper cartoonist being investigated by the...

IPA welcomes inquiry on free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The Institute of Public Affairs today welcomed the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry by the human rights committee into section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and curbs on freedom of speech in Australia. "This would help break the...

The Process is the Punishment for QUT Students

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

"The Turnbull government cannot stick its head in the sand any longer on section 18C: the law must be repealed," said John Roskam, Executive Director at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The proof that the human rights...

Mark Steyn to visit Australia in February 2016

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to announce that it will host several upcoming events featuring one of the world's leading voices for freedom, international bestselling author Mark Steyn. "Mark Steyn is one of...

Teachers suffer from old-fashioned industrial relations and massive government bureaucracy - new report

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

Teachers in Australia's schools are suffering under an old-fashioned industrial relations regime and an out-dated salary structure according to new research published today by the free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs....

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The Turnbull Government Doesn't Understand That Politics Is About Values

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 14th March, 2017

Francis Fukuyama, Tony Blair and George Christensen all know something that Scott Morrison and the rest of Malcolm Turnbull's cabinet have not yet...

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...

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...

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...

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...