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The Young IPA Podcast 192: No One Knows Anything – Recapping US Election
5 November 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 192: No One Knows Anything – Recapping US Election

 [trx_video url=”https://youtu.be/jDGsGrgjcXk” ratio=”16:9″ autoplay=”off” top=”inherit” bottom=”inherit” left=”inherit” right=”inherit”]   YUGE show this week with everything you need to need know about the US Presidential election (except of course, who won). Will the Dems steal it? Will Trump lead a coup? Is “Trump is racist” now dead? And if Trump loses, what will Trumpism be like without Trump? (00:00 –
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A Warning From Australia: Boris Johnson’s Cure Is Worse Than The Disease
2 November 2020

A Warning From Australia: Boris Johnson’s Cure Is Worse Than The Disease

Victoria has become famous for using lockdowns to ‘defeat coronavirus.’ Dr Anthony Fauci mentioned Australia as a country that did “quite well”. We haven’t defeated the virus. The virus is at bay but the only thing truly defeated is Victoria and Victorians. The state last week got out of its second lockdown of the year. Just like you were told
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The Young IPA Podcast 191: Lockdown (Kind Of) Ends & QLD, US Election Preview
27 October 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 191: Lockdown (Kind Of) Ends & QLD, US Election Preview

Victoria is (somewhat) free as the lockdown comes to an end, and the US and Queensland prepare for elections while Israel continues to sign peace deals with Middle Eastern countries. Pete and James discuss those topics and share their heroes and villains for the week, including Nick Cave, Kanye West going on Joe Rogan, Chelsea Handler saying she had to
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Wash Your Hands Of It
21 October 2020

Wash Your Hands Of It

This article from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by Manager of Online Content and Audio at the IPA, James Bolt. Tired of being blamed for problems you caused? Sick of having to admit to the mistakes you’ve made? Enrol now at the Daniel Andrews School of Avoiding Responsibility. This course uses principles drawn from the
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The Young IPA Podcast 190: Missing Kiwis & Inside Dan Andrews’ Press Conferences
20 October 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 190: Missing Kiwis & Inside Dan Andrews’ Press Conferences

There are Kiwis on the loose in Australia and fingers are being pointed everywhere. Victoria’s new roadmap continues to leave retail and hospitality out and the Western Australia border closure is under more pressure as the CHO admits to a Parliamentary Inquiry he thinks they should be open. In the US, Big Tech tries to suppress the New York Post’s
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The Young IPA Podcast 189: Two Governments On The Brink
13 October 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 189: Two Governments On The Brink

  One of the all-time news days on Monday as Victoria’s top public servant resigning over hotel quarantine still isn’t the biggest news story as we all learn far more than we wanted to about Gladys Berejiklian’s personal life. James and Pete talk about those two stories and also the IPA’s new report into the long term effects of lockdowns
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Australia’s Travel Strategy – Imprisoning Its People Until A Vaccine Arrives – Is Illiberal And Naive
9 October 2020

Australia’s Travel Strategy – Imprisoning Its People Until A Vaccine Arrives – Is Illiberal And Naive

If you were thinking of seeing friends and family from Australia next year, think again. Maybe after living under Boris Johnson’s restrictions for the next six months, you’d want to get as far away from your house as possible. Or maybe Australians – some of whom haven’t been able to leave the house for more than two hours since July
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The Young IPA Podcast 188: Trump Has COVID, Tim Wilson MP & Senator Claire Chandler
6 October 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 188: Trump Has COVID, Tim Wilson MP & Senator Claire Chandler

  Trump got COVID, the federal budget promises income tax breaks and Keynesian spending programs and ABC staff won’t accept a freeze on a 2% pay rise. James and Pete discuss those stories, and share heroes and villains for this week: People actually being classy online, polio is eradicated in Africa, the New York Times saying Hong Kong is part
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The Young IPA Podcast 187: The Real Cost Of Elimination Strategy Revealed
29 September 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 187: The Real Cost Of Elimination Strategy Revealed

IPA polling shows the cost of elimination strategies at federal and state level could cost $319 billions, Victoria sees a new roadmap and the resignation of the Health Minister as another IPA poll shows Victorians want those responsible for the hotel quarantine system to resign, and anti-discrimination laws come for sitting members of Parliament. Heroes and Villains this week include
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The Young IPA Podcast 186: Dan Andrews’ Attack On Human Rights
23 September 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 186: Dan Andrews’ Attack On Human Rights

  Daniel Andrews’ Covid Omnibus Bill is an extraordinary attack on civil liberties and could see people arrested on suspicion they may break restrictions. Newspoll shows majority support for our leaders despite the mistakes, Queensland opens its border to the ACT just after it banned Sarah Caisip from her father’s funeral, Europe faces a looming second wave and Ruth Bader
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