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

Turnbull's policies aren't Liberal, they're incoherent

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 26th April, 2016

It's hard not to conclude that Bill Shorten has the measure of Malcolm Turnbull. Policy after policy the Government is chasing the Opposition,...

Malcolm Turnbull's phony 'thoroughly liberal' leadership

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 22nd April, 2016

In September when Malcolm Turnbull took the prime ministership he said he'd lead a "thoroughly Liberal Government". What's "thoroughly Liberal"...

Tax havens a sign of government fiscal mismanagement

Ideas & Liberty | Mikayla Novak
Canberra Times 16th April, 2016

The Panama Papers tax revelations are more an indictment of government fiscal mismanagement than has been publicly acknowledged. Who, until...

Hairy ride ahead for billionaire buffoon Donald Trump

Ideas & Liberty | Tom Switzer
The Australian 7th April, 2016

The Republican presidential race continues to fascinate and horrify the wider world. What we are witnessing here is the political equivalent of a...

Federation reform is no political plaything

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 5th April, 2016

Every government dreams of reforming the federation, but dreams usually end in disappointment. Malcolm Turnbull should know this. Consider his...

University debate around 'settlement v invasion' of Australia is creating 'bubble-wrapped' students

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
Herald Sun 31st March, 2016

Australian university students are shutting down ideas, covering themselves in bubble wrap, for fear that they be made to feel uncomfortable or...

Publications

Mark Steyn on Freedom

VIDEO | Mark Steyn

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New Australia Day poll: We love Australia

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

A new poll conducted exclusively for the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs shows Australians hold overwhelmingly patriotic views. The poll was featured in the Herald Sun this morning. "Australia is a great country - and...

Australia Day poll factsheet

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

A new poll conducted exclusively for the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs shows Australians hold overwhelmingly patriotic views. The poll was featured in the Herald Sun this morning.