James Bolt

The Young IPA Podcast 185: Palaszczuk’s Bad Call
15 September 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 185: Palaszczuk’s Bad Call

  Premier Palaszczuk stops a woman from attending her dad’s funeral but the rules are different if you’re Tom Hanks. Melbourne’s curfew was not brought in on health advice but it’s staying anyway. IPA research shows we’re in a K-shaped recession and we’re not all in this together and the NSW coalition nearly falls apart because of koalas. We talk
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The Young IPA Podcast 184: Andrews’ Road To Nowhere And Bjorn Lomborg
8 September 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 184: Andrews’ Road To Nowhere And Bjorn Lomborg

Victoria’s lockdown is extended, Zoe Buhler is arrested for a Facebook post, public service payrises are as unpopular as you’d expect, WA’s hard border stance continues to derail National Cabinet discussions, Extinction Rebellion threaten free press in the UK and Trump bans critical race theory from the federal government. Bjorn Lomborg joins the show to talk about his new book
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Australia’s Covid Police State
7 September 2020

Australia’s Covid Police State

Last week’s arrest of Zoe Buhler by Australian police, the video of which swept the world, should terrify every person who believes in liberal democracy. Buhler, a 28-year-old pregnant mother, was arrested at her home near Ballarat, Victoria, on Wednesday. She was handcuffed in front of her family, had her computer and phones confiscated, and was led out of her house by the
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The Young IPA Podcast Episode 183: Senator James Paterson & David Limbrick MP
2 September 2020

The Young IPA Podcast Episode 183: Senator James Paterson & David Limbrick MP

State of Emergency powers are extended in Victoria but citizens seem to support it. Australia goes into recession as 60% of JobKeeper payments will be to Victorians by the end of 2020. Trump roars back in the polls and Facebook threatens to remove Australian news from its site in the latest chapter of their saga against the government. (0:00–21:14) Heroes
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The Young IPA Podcast Episode 182: State Of Emergency
25 August 2020

The Young IPA Podcast Episode 182: State Of Emergency

  Daniel Andrews wants state of emergency powers to last another 12 months, border closures continue to create economic and social chaos, the truth emerges about the amount of infected people breaking restrictions in Victoria, federal Parliament can actually sit (who would have thought) and hotel quarantine workers were trained in diversity, not in infection control. (0:00–21:29) Heroes and villains
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Australia Has Returned To Being A Convict Nation
25 August 2020

Australia Has Returned To Being A Convict Nation

It must be nice to be Shane Warne. Shane was one of the 22,640 citizens The Australian Border Force granted permission to leave the country between March 25 and July 31. The 69,310 people who were denied permission in this time are people like Donna Burton, an Australian woman who was forced to forfeit her $2,000 (£1,100) airfare to London
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The Young IPA Podcast Ep 181: State Govs Drunk On Power
18 August 2020

The Young IPA Podcast Ep 181: State Govs Drunk On Power

Johannes Leak’s cartoon sparks outrage but Biden’s original comments go unremarked. Three out of four applications to leave Australia are rejected, the Queensland government tried to make it illegal to report on corruption allegations, WA gets rid of the rule of law because it doesn’t like Clive Palmer and New Zealand delays an election. (0:00-19:16) Heroes and villains this week
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Frozen by Fear
13 August 2020

Frozen by Fear

This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by Manager of Online Content and Audio at the IPA, James Bolt. With statues of famous figures in history being torn down around the world, I know what many of you are thinking: how can I protect myself from the mob when I’m dead? In life, you
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The Young IPA Podcast 180: Jeffrey Tucker & Jim Penman (From Jim’s Mowing)
11 August 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 180: Jeffrey Tucker & Jim Penman (From Jim’s Mowing)

A jam-packed episode this week. We feature the IPA’s new video Give Us Our Lives Back, which leads to a discussion with world-renowned writer Jeffrey Tucker from the AIER on Victoria’s lockdown, the prospects for liberty around the world after coronavirus and why the free market is the most empowering and socially beneficial market system. (6:20-38:42) Other stories include the
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Melbourne’s Slide Into Covid Dystopia
8 August 2020

Melbourne’s Slide Into Covid Dystopia

A couple are watching their child play in a playground. They are fined by the police. They are further than five kilometres from their home. A man leaves his home at 9.30pm to buy some cigarettes. He too is fined: $1,652. He has left his house during the city-wide curfew, which comes in at 8pm. On Facebook, two men plan
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