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Be like Gough: 75 radical ideas to transform Australia

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam, James Paterson and Chris Berg

If Tony Abbott wants to leave a lasting impact - and secure his place in history - he needs to take his inspiration from Australia's most left-wing prime minister. No prime minister changed Australia more than Gough Whitlam. The key is that he did...

Freedom films we missed

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

The market works

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

‘If you are offered free fruit and vegetables at the market, you know they will be rotten. If you want fresh produce, then you have to pay for it.' This observation from a Kenyan mother describes in a nutshell why millions of parents in...

Class in America

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

One of the great strengths of American society has been its social mobility. But according to the American Enterprise Institute's Charles Murray, that social mobility and the connection between average Americans and a new uber-intellectual and...

The totalitarian urge to censor

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Jennifer Oriel

Like many a journalist past, Nick Cohen has raised the battle flag against censors. The reason is simple; people who love language should never salute its executioners. Five-time author and resolute liberal, Cohen hedges his bets by writing for...

Mining tax making things worse as commodity prices slump

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

A string of delays and cost blowouts to major resources projects are a sign of rough times ahead for Australia's mining construction boom, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Mr Shipp's warning came in...

IPA says 'no secret deals' on free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

Media executives and the federal government have no right to secretly negotiate and agree to curbs on free speech, according to the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "Freedom of speech is a right that belongs to all...

New report predicts mining boom will bust within two years

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

Australia must make the most of the mining boom before it ends, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. Mr Shipp's warning came in response to today's Deloitte Access Economics report that says the mining...

National food plan dismisses North Australia food bowl

MEDIA RELEASE | John Shipp

The Australian government's National Food Plan green paper is wrong to dismiss the major potential for expanding Northern Australia's agricultural output, according to John Shipp, Director of the ANDEV/IPA North Australia Project. "North Australia...

Coles distribution centre dispute another example of broken industrial relations system

MEDIA RELEASE | Sabine Wolff

Victoria Police's apparent unwillingness to uphold and enforce a Supreme Court order for the picket line at Coles' National Distribution Centre to be lifted shows how broken the industrial relations system has become. Researcher with the IPA...

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