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Matthew Lesh

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Censorship, trigger warnings and “free speech”: the National Union of Students meets

Education | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 13th December, 2016

This week the rabble that is the National Union of Students will hold their annual National Conference in Geelong at Deakin University. The...

Sugar tax leaves a bitter taste

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
The Daily Telegraph 24th November, 2016

The Grattan Institute's report demanding a new sugar tax on soft drinks is a blatant insult to the Australian people. Grattan, founded by the Rudd...

Brexit means Brexit – and democracy, too

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 7th November, 2016

The stench of elite hatred for democracy is sifting through the streets of London. The courts have ruled against the Government's ability to...

Je suis Bill Leak

Freedom of Speech | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 20th October, 2016

The idea that a cartoonist should be answerable to a government body for making a political point is yet another low in the use of Section 18C of...

After Brexit, Anglo-Oz relations can flourish

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 12th October, 2016

Australia's cultural, social and political history is entwined with Britain's. We share a language, the Westminster democratic system, the common...

Diary

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 8th October, 2016

I arrive at Melbourne airport for my midnight flight with an unfortunately timed cold. My lack of sleep after Canberra's ultimate insider event,...

Dead to history

Education | Matthew Lesh
Quadrant 8th September, 2016

A movement to censor our history is forming at Australian universities. Students and academics are campaigning for buildings and lecture halls to...

WARNING: This article contains ideas that offend

Freedom of Speech | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 19th August, 2016

Trigger warnings-alerts before content that could cause emotional discomfort-are an attack on intellectual freedom. The warnings change...

Learning when to catch blackfish

Education | Bella d'Abrera
The Spectator Australia 30th July, 2016

This article was written by Bella D'Abrera and Matthew Lesh The NSW draft curriculum released last week glosses over thousands of years of western...

A Pokemon in the eye for nanny state

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
Daily Telegraph 13th July, 2016

A new app is doing what years of nanny state programs and millions of wasted taxpayer dollars failed to do - get people outside, on their feet and...

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