Aline LeGuen

Big or Bigger Government?
1 December 2015

Big or Bigger Government?

This edition of the IPA Review focuses on our current political landscape—which has been somewhat unsteady of late. Th e tension within the Coalition federal government was put to rest with Malcolm Turnbull assuming the prime ministership in September of this year. But despite this change, there is still a sense of uncertainty about the general direction of the federal
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Too Australian?
1 September 2015

Too Australian?

It’s often said that those who fail to learn from their history are doomed to repeat it. There is perhaps a greater potential for repeating mistakes if the record of history is inaccurate. And while the first draft of history may very well be written by the victors, it doesn’t often remain so. Time passes, questions are asked and historians
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Pulling Down the Anzac
1 August 2015

Pulling Down the Anzac

 For decades, left-wing historians have persistently maintained that the Great War was a series of mistakes and was ultimately meaningless. Author Mervyn F. Bendle’s latest book explores the origins of such thinking, writes Aline Le Guen   There has been much debate about the essence of Australian culture. And no part of Australian history has come under more attack from
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Less is More
1 May 2015

Less is More

Dr Arthur Laffer recently toured Australia as a guest of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a well-known economist and was an economics advisor to President Ronald Reagan. In his speech to the IPA, Laffer discussed, among many other topics, the impact of taxes and particularly the relationship between income tax and the subsequent revenue it generates.
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On the Fall of the Berlin Wall
1 February 2015

On the Fall of the Berlin Wall

I was only eleven when the Berlin Wall came down. I knew that was important—I knew it mattered and I can thank my education for that. And by that I don’t mean school. I mean my parents. As a family, we watched the news every night, and I could always ask my parents about anything I didn’t understand. My Dad
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