Scott Hargreaves

Executive Director

Scott is passionate about Australia and its people, and securing their freedoms and prosperity for the next generation.

He has the honour of leading a team of talented, committed and enthusiastic men and women who conduct and disseminate the IPA’s research across Australia, making an impact for the better.

He joined the IPA staff in 2015 having been a member of the IPA for over twenty years prior to that. During that time he gained experience in a range of private and public organisations, including periods inside government, in the corporate world, and running small businesses.

Amongst other responsibilities he is Editor of the IPA Review, Australia’s oldest continuously published magazine covering politics and public affairs. As can be seen from his publications he produces evidences and argument for smaller government, individual freedom, and western civilisation, and against the infusion of post-modernism into our education system, climate catastrophism, and government waste.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics, a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, and a Master of Commercial Law.

State Socialism in Victoria (Review)
6 April 2011

State Socialism in Victoria (Review)

In 1932, Victoria was in financial and political crisis. A vast debt had arisen from vast and unwieldy schemes of state development; noble causes and awful execution. The state enterprises had been captured by the unions and their management hamstrung by the un- willingness of politicians to consider efficiencies, fare and tariff adjustments, and the necessity to employ modern management
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Climate Change: The Facts 2010
1 January 2010

Climate Change: The Facts 2010

Read Climate Change: The Facts 2010 here Contents Introduction – John Roskam – 1 Climategate Climategate: A failure of governance – Sinclair Davidson – 4 Climategate’s Australian connection – Alan Moran – 14 The science of climate change History of global climate change – Ian Plimer – 21 Is carbon dioxide dangerous? – William Kininmonth – 31 Doomed planet –
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10 March 2009

Obama’s Presidency for Dummies

Scott Hargreaves reviews Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, 2005, 944 pages) In selecting Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State President Obama has made history repeat itself. His historical guide-book is Team of Rivals, a big fat gem of a book from Doris Kearns Goodwin which has proven irresistible to the US political class and also
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10 July 2008

I Was A Teenage Revolutionary

Scott Hargreaves reviews Young Stalin. Young Stalin is in the best Hollywood tradition of the prequel. Written after the highly rated and popular work on Stalin, The Court of the Red Tsar, Young Stalin delves into his early life as a son, student, poet, radical, husband, gangster, and conspiracist. Also in the Hollywood tradition, the author, Simon Montefiore, has the
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Book Review: The White Man’s Burden
10 January 2008

Book Review: The White Man’s Burden

George Ayittey’s book, Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa’s Future, was published in 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan. When you are the new kid on the block, the swiftest and surest way of making a name for yourself is to pick a fight with whoever is the current king of the heap. If the competition is to see who knows the
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Book Review: Loving the corporation, 50 years on
10 July 2006

Book Review: Loving the corporation, 50 years on

‘Peter Drucker is probably the bestknown writer in the world on the philosophical and practical aspects of industrial management.’ So wrote the editor of the IPA Review in 1956 when introducing a piece written by Drucker for the IPA on ‘The Management Horizon’. Over succeeding decades, Drucker’s reputation grew to the point where he was dubbed the ‘father of modern
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