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TONY ABBOTT & JOHN INTERVIEW – Episode 1
5 August 2020

TONY ABBOTT & JOHN INTERVIEW – Episode 1

John Roskam: Hello. My name is John Roskam, I'm the executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Welcome to this series of conversations between myself and former prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, about the Australian way of life. The Australian way of life that we are so fortunate to enjoy is currently being threatened. The ideas of a
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TONY ABBOTT & JOHN INTERVIEW – Episode 2
5 August 2020

TONY ABBOTT & JOHN INTERVIEW – Episode 2

John Roskam: Hello. My name is John Roskam. I'm the executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In this, the second of my three conversations with Tony Abbott about the Australian way of life, we discussed the protest movements sweeping the world and impacting upon Australia. We examined the success of Australian history and what it is that makes
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TONY ABBOTT & JOHN INTERVIEW – Episode 3
5 August 2020

TONY ABBOTT & JOHN INTERVIEW – Episode 3

John Roskam: Hello. My name is John Roskam. I'm the executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Welcome to this, the third and final conversation between myself and Tony Abbott about the Australian way of life. In this conversation we examine some of the characteristics of that way of life, what makes Australia so special, and we talk about
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The Young IPA Podcast 179: Stage 4 Lockdown And Greg Sheridan
4 August 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 179: Stage 4 Lockdown And Greg Sheridan

We talk about stage 4 lockdown in Victoria, Trump trying to get a finders fee for selling TikTok, how Pete reckons Vine was better anyway and the CCP controlling what the UNSW says about Hong Kong. (00:00 – 19:49) Heroes and villains this week are Trader Joe’s, Majak Daw, Bible-burning Portland protesters and Bernie Fraser. (19:49 – 28:40) We chat
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The Young IPA Podcast 178 – A Sad Week For Freedom Of Speech
29 July 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 178 – A Sad Week For Freedom Of Speech

  A huge blow for freedom of speech in Australia as the Federal Court finds against Peter Ridd – James and Pete break down why this is so important. In coronavirus news, the disease spreads to nursing homes in Melbourne and a BLM rally in Sydney is stopped by police. Josh Frydenberg says debt will grow to $850 billion by
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The Young IPA Podcast 177: Parliament Won’t Sit & We Talk To Uighur Activist
21 July 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 177: Parliament Won’t Sit & We Talk To Uighur Activist

The federal Parliament won’t sit because of COVID but expects everyone else to work from home. Masks become compulsory in Victoria, horrifying footage emerges from China about the treatment of Uighur muslims, Labor MPs are calling for less green tape to get people back to work and Tony Abbott joins the IPA’s most recent podcast. (0:00-28:02) Heroes and Villains this
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The Young IPA Podcast 176: An Australian Hong Kong with Senator James Paterson
14 July 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 176: An Australian Hong Kong with Senator James Paterson

Victoria is in lockdown again, Pete proclaims Dan Andrews his most hated politician, and NSW are saying they won’t lockdown…for now. James is a little sceptical of the cancel culture letter making waves over the last few days and there’s rumours Facebook won’t allow political advertising in the lead up to the US presidential election. (0:00-19:24) Heroes and villains this
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The Young IPA Podcast 175: Chris Kenny & Dr Bella d’Abrera
7 July 2020

The Young IPA Podcast 175: Chris Kenny & Dr Bella d’Abrera

Note: Today’s episode was recorded before Victoria re-entered Stage 3 Restrictions. Australia’s economy is threatened as Victoria is cut off from the rest of the nation, Queensland is set to open (most of) its borders, and Dan Andrews brings in public housing tower lockdowns seen only in China. (0:00-13:05) Heroes and Villains this week include Terry Crews, nations taking in
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The Young IPA Podcast Episode 174: JobSeeker, Vaping & How Identity Politics Harms Minority Groups
30 June 2020

The Young IPA Podcast Episode 174: JobSeeker, Vaping & How Identity Politics Harms Minority Groups

JobSeeker and JobKeeper are stopping people getting back to work, state border openings are1q1 threatened by Victoria’s growing coronavirus numbers, COVIDSafe is basically useless but at least there was a big win for liberty on vaping this week. (0:00-16:45) Heroes and Villains this week includes Colorado reforming police immunity, the brave people standing up to mobs tearing down statues, California
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The Young IPA Podcast Episode 173: Victoria Shuts Down (again) & Tim Smith
23 June 2020

The Young IPA Podcast Episode 173: Victoria Shuts Down (again) & Tim Smith

Daniel Andrews brings tougher restrictions into Victoria and James and Pete are fired up about it. Donald Trump’s fizzle of a rally might spell doom for his reelection and Australia is under cyber attack…sort of.  [0:00-16:50] Heroes and villains this week includes JK Rowling’s publisher and Peter Hitchens standing up to the woke mobs, and the ahistorical efforts around the
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