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Champion of liberalism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | David Kemp

On 30 March 2016 at the Elizabeth Couchman Hall in Melbourne, the Young Liberal Movement (Victoria) held the inaugural Sir George Reid Lecture entitled ‘George Reid: Champion of Liberalism' delivered by the Hon. Dr David Kemp. The following...

Towards true transparency

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Andrews

In recent years, Australian politics has been dominated by calls for greater transparency and accountability. Advances in online technology such as the rise of social networking and ‘web 2.0' allows citizens to interact with the government...

Showdown in Wisconsin

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

The Midwestern US state of Wisconsin, home to long winters, strange delicacies such as fish boils, and sporting teams such as the Green Bay Packers, seems a strange epicentre for one of the great public policy battles of today: how to rein in...

The rise and rise of the Tea Party

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

When Barack Obama won the White House and his Democratic Party increased its majorities in both houses of Congress in 2008, the conventional wisdom pointed to a political realignment in the United States. Conservatism, which had shaped much of...

The post-hope Prime Minister

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tony Barry

President Obama and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd both catapulted to power principally by harnessing the politics of hope. But, as recent events have shown, in politics, hope can turn to hopeless pretty quickly. Politicians who try to tap into...

Inside the hermit kingdom

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

Sometimes it's the simplest things that cause the most brilliant epiphanies. Think Newton and the apple. Despite a lifetime of propaganda and indoctrination, for many North Koreans their view of the world can change almost overnight. For one...

These people are in charge

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew Norton

Kevin Rudd never tires of talking about ‘working families'. But like John Howard's frequently expressed support for families, this is not spin. Both major political parties give families with dependent children an extraordinary amount of...

What have the neo-liberals ever done for us?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

The Life of Brian is not the best Monty Python film.* Its satire of religion, unlike general Python jibes against authority, looks dated. Its political satire though-‘What have the Romans ever done for us'-is an entirely different matter....

New world leaders and the politics of power

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

IPA Review | March 2009 In early 2008, David Cameron said he greatly admired Barack Obama and pledged to bring some of the same uplifting spirit of change and renewal that the American Democrat generated in the US to the British political scene....

Keeping up with Kevin: Kevin Rudd's testosterone technocracy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

"From time to time in human history there occur events of a truly seismic significance, events that mark a turning point between one epoch and the next." If the Prime Minister's rhetoric is anything to go by, big things are brewing. He announced...

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