Recent publications in IPA Review article

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A Licence to Nanny

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Evan Mulholland

In July 2016, the New South Wales government announced a ban on greyhound racing and subsequently sought to shut down the entire industry. When making the decision, Premier Mike Baird said ‘a sport which utilises animals cannot operate...

Australia's Tax Mutineers

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Matthew Lesh

The most significant political transformations in human history originated as rebellions against unfair taxation. The Magna Carta and the Glorious Revolution, establishing the principles of the rule of law and parliamentary sovereignty, were...

Toxic Greens

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen and Daniel Wild

Earlier this year in central Victoria, an orchid stopped a gold mine. The plant was growing seven kilometres away from the proposed mine site-a treeless, badly eroded 15 hectare block grazed by sheep for more than a century. But the three miners...

Taming the Final Frontier

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

On November 25 last year, Barack Obama signed what one commentator described as ‘the most sweeping legislative recognition of property rights in human history'. The cause for such a grand claim? The US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness...

A world without cultural appropriation

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

Author Lionel Shriver raised a lot of controversy at this year's Brisbane Writers' Festival for launching a defence of cultural appropriation. She argued that authors should be able to borrow the experiences of people from other cultures to inform...

The rise of identity politics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Elle Hardy

The charge of cultural appropriation was brought, and the students at Ohio's prestigious Oberlin University soon became international news. They were protesting that the campus cafeteria had bastardised Vietnamese culture, serving up a ciabatta...

Volunteerism and civil society

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Michael Husek

The principles of civil society are at the heart of Australia's social fabric. Throughout history, Australians have exemplified an altruism and generosity that has enriched our public life and supported the most vulnerable members of our...

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...

Bourgeois Equality

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Patchy signs of economic recovery in Australia and the rest of the Western World aside, these last few years could be best described in economic terms as a persistent ‘Great Exhaustion'. The uninspiring tale of the tape can be gleaned from...

Triggering censorship

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Matthew Lesh

In October 1951 University of Melbourne vice-chancellor Charles Lowe proposed restricting the use of campus buildings for political discussions. This suggestion came after three professors, at a public meeting held at the university a month...

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