Recent publications

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September 1999

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Who's ABC? The ABC, Staff Capture and the Obstacles to Accountability

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Michael Warby

As this IPA Backgrounder shows, the ABC provides a case study of the problems of public ownership.

Volume 51 Number 3

IPA REVIEW

Peter Reith and Kerry Corke on the Referendum, Amnesty International's credibility, The EU's Green Imperialism, Sustainable Development, Petrol Prices, Book Reviews and much more....

Amnesty Infomercial

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Phelps

When Amnesty International was formed in 1961, its charter sought a nobler future for mankind... Today, its time has passed. Rather than attack real abuses of human rights, it has lost sight of its original objectives.

Beware the Sirens' Call of 'Trade Warriors'

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christopher Lingle

A key post-war bureaucrat in Hong Kong discouraged the collection of statistics on the grounds that otherwise governments would be encouraged to intervene. Balance of payments figures provide much fodder for false 'crises'.

Editorial, September 1999

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Michael Warby

The articles by Peter Reith and Kerry Corke in this issue of the Review refer to just some of the technical problems contained within the proposed changes to the Australian Constitution.

From the Executive Director- What Makes Silicon Valley Great

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mike Nahan

What makes Silicon Valley in California such a success? The world is scattered with hi-tech parks and failed imitations, yet there is nothing particularly mysterious about the Valley.

Hidden Landmines in 'Minimal' Changes

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Kerry Corke

A camel is a horse designed by a committee- just like the proposed republic. Any amendment to the Australian Constitution involves the insertion of specific words into a written law.

Keeping Sustainable Development in Balance

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Hugh Morgan

The concept of 'sustainable development' gained worldwide recognition following the 1987 publication of the Brundtland Report Our Common Future.

Morgen Die Welt- The EU's 'Green Imperialism'

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jeremy Rabkin

We have begun to see a great increase in international environmental regulation. And the most consistant and committed champions of such programmes are the same countries in Northern Europe that have done so much to force the greening of EU...

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