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Big fat beat up

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

Arnold Schwarzenegger is obese. He's been obese his entire adult life, including the seven times he won the Mr Olympia bodybuilding title. Despite obesity not impacting his own, clearly excellent, health, Governor Schwarzenegger has introduced...

Your child is a wuss

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christopher Murn

When Belgian Gardens, a Townsville state primary school, banned cartwheels and handstands in August, it ignited a media frenzy. But as bizarre as it is, the handstand ban is only one incidence of a widespread trend affecting all Australian...

Cops, not liquor regulations, reduce street violence

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

On one of its websites, the Queensland Government is remarkably honest about its attitude towards law-abiding businesses-‘the ability to trade is a privilege, not a right.' According to politicians and the press, late at night, Australian...

Nanny state is a poor guide to policy design

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mary Jo Fisher

Living in a first world country, Australians are entitled to expect their governments to support the delivery of basic services and amenities-for a price. But now Australians are being told by state and federal governments that no matter the...

Building the Australian Nanny State

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christopher Murn

Free bibs Victorian Deputy Premier Rob Hulls has announced an additional $35,000 of funding for Auskick programs to provide bibs and waist bags to identify volunteers who had met working with children checks. V-chip for Australia The Senate...

How long until our pubs have no beer?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Hugh Tobin

Australians are consuming the same amount of alcohol per person as they were 20 years ago. Nevertheless, we are suddenly being told by the federal government that the country is in the grip of a binge drinking ‘epidemic'. In March Kevin Rudd...

Council regulations crash street parties

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christopher Murn

Louise Staley reviews 'Nanny State'

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

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