Ideas & Liberty

Ideas & Liberty

The Institute of Public Affairs examines the philosophical and moral case for liberty. By situating current political, economic and social debate in the history of Australian and international liberalism, it is possible to shed new light on the questions of today. The Institute of Public Affairs approaches political debate firmly grounded with an appreciation of entrepeneurship, civil liberties, individual responsiblity and free markets.

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News

Shinzo Abe's visit remind us what a crucial ally he is to Australia

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 16th January, 2017

It is doubtful many Australians realise what a consequential leader Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been for Australia. During Abe's first,...

The fetishisation of the expert

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 13th January, 2017

Last month in the wake of Donald Trump's election as US president, Julia Baird the host of ABC TV's The Drum wrote a revealing article in The...

A political lesson for Australian politics from Brexit and Trump

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 16th December, 2016

In Reflections on the Revolution in France published in 1790, Edmund Burke concluded that "A state without the means of some change is without the...

Green-left legerdemain doesn’t make religion relevant

Ideas & Liberty | Father James Grant
The Spectator Australia 8th December, 2016

It has long been obvious that the political agenda of some Catholic organisations and schools rest solidly within the Green-left advocacy model,...

Democracy is not populism

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 2nd December, 2016

The death of the murderous dictator Fidel Castro is a timely reminder of the alternatives to democracy. Winston Churchill was right on nearly all...

It's offensive when Labor plays politics with racism

Ideas & Liberty | Gideon Rozner
Herald Sun 1st December, 2016

It is disappointing when politicians stir up racial and religious tensions for their own political purposes. And it's not politicians on the Right...

Publications

Trump's America

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Scott Hargreaves and Daniel Wild

A Trump administration will be a net positive for the United States' economy. Yes, restricting international trade will harm growth. But the ambitious agenda to cut corporate and income taxes, open up fossil-fuel production, deregulate financial...

Young Australians full of optimism about the future

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

The IPA's "Growing Freedom: Survey of Young Australians" report has identified that young people are overwhelmingly positive about their own future, and also positive about the future of Australia. The IPA's "Growing Freedom: Survey of Young...

Terrorist Chic in the 1970s

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Matthew Lesh

‘First person puts up his hand,' a woman screamed at frightened bank customers, ‘I'll blow his motherf--king head off!' So began perhaps one of the most infamous bank robberies in American history. e case is not particularly...