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Absurd new national curriculum subjects dictate students must learn about consumerism during physical education classes

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"The emphasis in the National Curriculum's new Health and Physical Education subject on sustainability and consumerism demonstrates exactly why the National Curriculum should be scrapped," said Chris Berg, Research Fellow with the Institute of...

IPA releases new Australian freedom index: WA freest state; Tas least free

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

New research has found that Western Australia was the freest state for economic activities in 2011, while Tasmania was the least free state, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "In an Australian first, the IPA...

2014 IPA Economic Freedom Index Factsheet

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Factsheet

2014 IPA Economic Freedom Index

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Research Paper

Submission to Department of Industry

SUBMISSION | Mikayla Novak

Australian Government Economic Review of South Australia and Victoria

Bigger. Better. Cheaper

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

In October every year a group of non-profits and social reformers commemorate ‘Anti-Poverty Week', to raise awareness of poverty in Australia. This year Tim Costello labelled Australia as ‘a land of paradox, and one of the enduring...

Scrap the National Curriculum

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stephanie Forrest

The education minister Christopher Pyne has promised to review the Gillard Government's National History Curriculum. But the curriculum doesn't need to be reviewed. It needs to be scrapped. The hostility towards the legacy of Western Civilisation...

The Dirty Dozen

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

A great idea can change the world. But so can a terrible one. And all ideas need their advocates. In this list we've chosen the dirty dozen of Australian opponents of freedom: the most energetic, aggressive, influential, and outright offensive...

How entrepreneurs fuel creative destruction

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dom Talimanidis

In 1983, Peter Drucker wrote ‘it is [Joseph] Schumpeter who will shape the thinking and inform the questions on economic policy for the rest of this century, if not the next thirty or fifty years.' George Gilder would agree. Gilder is one of...

The heavy cost of renewable energy requirements

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

The carbon tax was the tombstone of the ALP's 2013 election policy platform. But it is only one of a family of measures providing nutrition for the crusade by numerous scientists, officials, university lecturers and renewable energy installers...

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