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The fall of literature

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stephanie Forrest

Until the 1970s, it was expected that Australian students should read classic literature over the course of several years at school. Since then, the classics have increasingly been pushed out of curricula, with many of them crudely dismissed by...

The rise of America's populist progressivism


She is the rising star of the left, who attracts rock-star receptions at standing-room-only campaign rallies across the United States. She gives fiery sermons for economic populism and social progressivism. She blasts banks and big business, and...

Australian living standards threatened by big government: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The long term trend of better living standards for all Australians is being threatened by intrusive government regulations and wasteful spending, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Most aspects of Australian life...

Things are getting better all the time: A snapshot of Australian living standards in the long run

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak and Dom Talimanidis

Australians have come a long way over these past two centuries, as evidenced by the numerous improvements in our health, education, and material living standards. As diseases are increasingly being conquered thanks to medical technologies,...

Review finds National Curriculum biased and substandard

MEDIA RELEASE | Hannah Pandel

"Today is the beginning of the end for the National Curriculum," says Hannah Pandel, Research Fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The federal government's review of the National Curriculum, conducted by Professor...

IPA FreedomWatch Factsheet: Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014


Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014

Senator Day's bill an important step on the road to restoring free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"Family First Senator Bob Day's Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014 is an excellent step in the right direction to restore free speech," said Simon Breheny, director of the Legal Rights Project at free market think tank the Institute of...

HV McKay Lecture delivered by Robert Bryce - 9 September 2014


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Abbott government's copyright proposal is an internet filter by another name

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Abbott government's proposal to crack down on online copyright infringement will result in the implementation of a new mandatory internet filter that threatens free speech and digital liberty," said Simon Breheny, director of the Legal Rights...

Submission to Australian government Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

The Coalition's proposed copyright regime will do little to prevent copyright infringement, have an unacceptable impact on freedom of speech, increase uncertainties of copyright law, give the government the power to create new copyright frameworks...

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