Christian Kerr

Growth is Good
1 May 2015

Growth is Good

Growth is good. Growth works. True: ‘growth works’ doesn’t sound as catchy as the first. But it’s quite hard to argue against either position. Liberal governments, state and federal, are forgetting these basic truths. Since the global financial crisis struck in 2008, capitalist liberal democracy has faced a crisis of legitimacy—a crisis exploited in full by its enemies. In Australia,
Read
Searching For The Fundamentals
26 November 2014

Searching For The Fundamentals

This article from the November 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. For many Australians, Tony Abbott’s first year in office has been marked by a sense of paradox; a sense of a man in government but not in power, left in limbo by an unpopular budget and a belligerent Senate. For many of
Read
The Far-Left History Of The Australian Greens
23 August 2013

The Far-Left History Of The Australian Greens

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Journalist with The Australian, Christian Kerr. A paradox lies at the very heart of the Greens. ‘The first Green Party anywhere in the world began in Australia in 1972, the United Tasmania Group, which grew out of pioneering Australian environmental campaigns,’ the official creation story on their
Read
Rent Seeking Never Dies
3 December 2012

Rent Seeking Never Dies

This article from the December 2012 edition of the IPA Review is written by journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. ‘The rent seekers are always with us’ Ray Evans declared last month when he launched a new biography of Bert Kelly, the great Australian free trade advocate and parliamentarian. There was an echo of the Bible in his words. They
Read
The Not So Big Society
6 October 2012

The Not So Big Society

This article from the October 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. Ted Baillieu and revolution aren’t words that you normally see together, but that’s how the report read: ‘A secret audit commission report calls for a revolution in the way government services are delivered, with charities and private businesses taking responsibility from
Read
End The Nanny State To Win
13 August 2012

End The Nanny State To Win

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. As the polls plunge and a tide of sleaze threatens the government, Labor has responded with a storm of class war rhetoric unseen in decades. The prime minister has declared the next election will be about ‘whether you stand for the
Read
Civil War In The Greens
10 August 2012

Civil War In The Greens

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. Watch the Greens. Watch them very carefully. Bob Brown’s retirement does not mean the party is over. Rather, Brown has executed a very clever bid to boost both their vote and coffers. Civil war has been raging in the Greens all
Read
Time For Abbott To Deliver
17 April 2012

Time For Abbott To Deliver

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. If 2011 was Julia Gillard’s year of decision and delivery. 2012 needs to be Tony Abbott’s. Here’s hoping he has more success. The opposition leader needs to decide if he is going to be a populist, political opportunist-or a leader, a genuine alternative prime minister.
Read