James Paterson

More Ideas Please, But Only Ones We Agree With
6 October 2012

More Ideas Please, But Only Ones We Agree With

This article from the October 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Editor James Paterson. One of the most common complaints about Australian politics today is that it is too obsessed with the trivial. Instead of focusing on policy, it gets bogged down by personality. Instead of featuring inspiring vision, it is loaded with attacks on individuals. Instead of
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In Defence Of Ideology
10 August 2012

In Defence Of Ideology

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Editor James Paterson. Since when did ideology become a bad thing? It seems like the last thing modern politicians want to be accused of is an ideological approach to policy. In September 2010 Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen accused Tony Abbott of an ‘ideological opposition to superannuation’. Sadly,
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Be Like Gough: 75 Radical Ideas To Transform Australia
5 August 2012

Be Like Gough: 75 Radical Ideas To Transform Australia

If Tony Abbott wants to leave a lasting impact – and secure his place in history – he needs to take his inspiration from Australia’s most left-wing prime minister. No prime minister changed Australia more than Gough Whitlam. The key is that he did it in less than three years. In a flurry of frantic activity, Whitlam established universal healthcare,
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We Will Not Submit
17 April 2012

We Will Not Submit

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by editor James Paterson. The Finkelstein Report into Media and Media Regulation is not just a massive threat to freedom of the press. It’s also a blatant attack on free speech. It’s remarkable that in the twenty first century, in a liberal democracy like Australia, that a senior,
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