Institute of Public Affairs

IPA Facts: Volume 48 No.2 – 2023
31 July 2023

IPA Facts: Volume 48 No.2 – 2023

The Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to release the July-August issue of Facts, an eclectic and easy-to-read guide to aspects of Australian economics, society and culture. The latest issue looks at:
Read
Truths, Untruths And The Media
13 July 2023

Truths, Untruths And The Media

On 13 July, IPA Senior Fellow John Roskam spoke to British journalist Isabel Oakeshott about her decision to make public more than 100,000 WhatsApp messages between government officials and politicians about the management of Covid during 2020 and 2021, which became known as the ‘Lockdown Files’. John and Isabel discuss how during Covid the British government prioritised its own political
Read
IPA Facts: Volume 1 No.1 – 1952
14 June 2023

IPA Facts: Volume 1 No.1 – 1952

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Facts is a great legacy publication of our organisation, first published in 1952 and running through to the mid-1990s. At its peak, 60,000 copies were distributed to members, supporters, civic leaders, businesses, schools and libraries throughout the country. The IPA is pleased to be relaunching Facts, an easy-to-read booklet that provides a snapshot of the
Read
IPA Facts: Volume 48 No.1 – 2023
13 June 2023

IPA Facts: Volume 48 No.1 – 2023

The Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to be relaunching Facts, an easy-to-read booklet first published in 1952 that provided a snapshot of the nation’s economic health and an insight into Australian society and culture. The latest issue looks at:
Read
IPA Forum On The Voice To Parliament in Sydney
13 April 2023

IPA Forum On The Voice To Parliament in Sydney

Institute of Public Affairs research has shown there is a large and growing body of domestic and international evidence which demonstrates that the proposed Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament will be more powerful and have a much more divisive impact on Australian culture and society than the Federal Government claims. On 22 March 2023, the IPA held a public forum to
Read
Free Speech And Why It Is Important With Prof. James Allan
31 March 2023

Free Speech And Why It Is Important With Prof. James Allan

Professor James Allan from the University of Queensland spoke to the IPA Academy how inroads against the principle of free speech has caused serious problems for society. Professor Allan also discussed the philosophical foundations of free speech and outlines some very recent free speech issues in Australia and the West.
Read
Stopping The Cancellation Of Western Civilisation
24 March 2023

Stopping The Cancellation Of Western Civilisation

On 24 March, IPA Senior Fellow John Roskam meets with Marie Kawthar Douda, a lecturer at the Oriel College at Oxford University. They discuss how the study of western classics is being undermined in English-speaking countries. Marie, who is of Moroccon descent, emphasises that Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Odyssey should be studied and understood because they are powerful works of art
Read
Freedom of Speech vs Media, Government and Corporations
10 March 2023

Freedom of Speech vs Media, Government and Corporations

On 3 March, IPA Senior Fellow John Roskam sat down with former CIA analyst and author Martin Gurri to discuss how freedom of speech is under attack from governments, media and corporations. Martin Gurri is the author of the book The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium. The discussion ranged from how the
Read
2022 Annual Report
16 December 2022

2022 Annual Report

Download the 2022 Annual ReportDownload
Read
Unifying An Immigrant Nation
12 December 2022

Unifying An Immigrant Nation

ccording to last year’s census for the first time in Australia’s history more than half our population was either born overseas or had an overseas-born parent. Australia has the second-highest proportion of foreign born residents in the developed world (after Luxembourg). In the United States 13.6 per cent are foreign-born, in the UK 13.7 per cent, and in Australia 29.9
Read