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

We Can't Just Rely On US To Defend Australia

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
The Daily Telegraph 12th April, 2017

The US missile strike in Syria, rising tensions with North Korea, China's creeping militarisation of the South China Sea, and recent terror attacks...

Reducing Immigration Won't Solve The Housing Crisis

Ideas & Liberty and Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project | Evan Mulholland
The Sydney Morning Herald 11th April, 2017

Cutting red tape, rather than immigration, should be the principled and consistent solution to lowering prices and improving housing affordability....

Young People Need Hope And Jobs, Not Gesture Politics

Ideas & Liberty | Brett Hogan
The Spectator Australia 8th April, 2017

Calls from two Nick Xenophon Team parliamentarians and Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan to establish a Federal Minister for Young People...

Business Bosses Hide Out In The Qantas Chairman's Lounge

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 7th April, 2017

Liberal Party pollster, Mark Textor recently gave a penetrating insight into the hopelessness of the policy advocacy provided by many of...

No Escaping Brexit Lesson

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Daily Telegraph 1st April, 2017

Divorce is never easy. And a divorce after 44 years of unhappy marriage is harder still. Navigating the settlement, splitting the assets,...

British Divorce Will Be Australia's Gain

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
The Daily Telegraph 30th March, 2017

If June 23, 2016, marked the beginning of the end of Britain's membership of the EU, today marks the end of that beginning. Now the two-year...

Publications

It's The Values, Stupid

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew Bushnell

Before it finally announced its intention to amend section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in March this year, the Turnbull government professed a very strong view on where section 18C ranked in its list of political priorities. Eliminating...

Trumping Architecture

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

A provocative speaker at the 2016 World Architecture Festival has thrown his politically correct industry into a tailspin with calls to scrap social housing, privatise public space and stop land zoning. In the speech, Patrik Schumacher, principal...

Chris Berg's Response To Question On Notice

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

Dear Committee, At the Sydney public hearings on the Select Committee on Red Tape on 24 February 2017, Senator Dastyari asked me to take on notice a "large ideological question": "do we want socialism in one country or perpetual revolution?" I...