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Top 20 pro-freedom films you must see

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Australia's helmet law disaster

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Luke Turner

Australia is one of only two countries in the world with national all-age mandatory bicycle helmet laws (MHLs). Introduced by state and territory governments under threat of cuts to federal road funding in the early 1990s, the idea that it should...

We will not submit

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

The Finkelstein Report into Media and Media Regulation is not just a massive threat to freedom of the press. It's also a blatant attack on free speech. It's remarkable that in the twenty first century, in a liberal democracy like Australia, that a...

Free market solutions to poverty

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Over the past two decades, much has been made of so-called ‘market-based' solutions to extreme poverty. The prevailing view is that poverty alleviation schemes premised upon market forces, such as micro finance, offer additional benefits in...

Is socialism finished?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Bob Carr

IPA Review, Winter 1986 The salient characteristic of socialism is its lack of popular support. This is true in states like the USSR where, one observer has written, it is impossible to inject a discussion of Marxism-Leninism into a conversation...

No longer alone

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

Alan Moran reviews Mark Steyn's After America: Get Ready for Armageddon As a modern day Cassandra, in After America, Mark Steyn sees the Western world as a crumbling edifice in which the liberties and wealth that we have enjoyed face escalating...

A history of scientific alarms

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Kesten Green

Dr Kesten Green lists the 20 most unscientific scares. There is a long and dismal history of alarming forecasts that were literally too bad to be true. But many people believed these predictions that human actions would harm the environment and...

Ideology, not science

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Michael Keane

The notion that freedom can be usurped under the guise of public health arouses great antipathy in many; often expressed as a frustration with the Nanny State. However, many also feel compelled to accept the advice of vocal public health advocates...

The assault on freedom of speech

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

In the first editorial of the earliest independent newspaper The Australian (no relation to the current iteration), barrister turned media proprietor Robert Wardell wrote that: ‘A free press is the most legitimate, and, at the same time, the...

Libertarian escapism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ben Hourigan

Are you depressed by smoking cigarettes from a brown packet? Upset that the cops gave your teenage daughter a fine for not wearing a bike helmet? Try television! Its new, gentler formula is designed to ease the indigestion that comes from...

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