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.

Your Daily Dose of Say No To Glasgow
30 November 2021

Your Daily Dose of Say No To Glasgow

During COP26 in Glasgow the IPA issued via email a daily ‘Say No To Glasgow Bulletin’ introduced by Gideon Rozner and edited by Scott Hargreaves, including contributions by Professor Aynsley Kellow and highlighting relevant IPA commentary and research on climate science and policy. In this post we provide a link to a compendium of the Bulletins. Announcing the Bulletin, IPA
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Australia: It’s Up To You
17 November 2021

Australia: It’s Up To You

It’s up to ordinary Australians to keep alive the great works of our culture, and it’s never been easier, writes IPA Executive General Manager Scott Hargreaves. If you care about Australia and its cultural heritage then well might you say: it is the worst of times, and it is the best of times. It is the worst of times because
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Get the Real Story on Glasgow and Net Zero
5 November 2021

Get the Real Story on Glasgow and Net Zero

Be sure not to miss out on the daily commentary on the Glasgow climate conference, tracking the cynical self-interest and lack of scientific integrity behind the international negotiations.
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‘Indo-Pacific’? What’s In A Name? Plenty
20 September 2021

‘Indo-Pacific’? What’s In A Name? Plenty

“Indo-Pacific” is now the official term used by Australia policy makers to describe our geopolitical location and context, but the National Curriculum foisted on Australian children continues to use the Keating-era description of “Asia”. It is time for a change. The invocation of “Indo-Pacific” by Scott Morrison (and Joe Biden and Boris Johnson) in announcing the AUKUS Pact is only
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Australia’s Greatness Will Endure
4 August 2021

Australia’s Greatness Will Endure

Not so long ago my colleague, Dr Bella d’Abrera, wrote: Australian universities are more focused on their business model than engaging in free intellectual inquiry. Since then, two things have happened. First, Dr Peter Ridd fought back against his dismissal by James Cook University (JCU), his case reaching all the way to the High Court. Second, much of the business
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How The National Curriculum Abolishes Australian Citizenship
28 May 2021

How The National Curriculum Abolishes Australian Citizenship

The draft national curriculum for schools is seeking to teach the next generation of Australians a progressive and utopian view of global citizenship, just as the global COVID-19 shutdown and the resurgence of authoritarian nation-states have exposed the intellectual bankruptcy of that ideology.   In so doing the curriculum’s own designers have abrogated their much-vaunted commitment to also teach “Critical and Creative Thinking”, as their
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We’re Weird As It Gets
13 May 2021

We’re Weird As It Gets

Can ‘Big Data’—quantitative analysis of massive databases—provide a new way of talking about Western Civilisation; one that sidesteps the cancel culture that aims to kill debate (and careers)?
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The Weird Obsession With Freedom
19 April 2021

The Weird Obsession With Freedom

This is the editorial from the Autumn 2021 edition of the IPA Reviewby Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves. A Table of Contents can viewed here. IPA Members receive a print edition and online versions of articles are progressively released in the months following publication. To join/subscribe see here. On April 25, this year, Australians and New Zealanders will
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What Just Happened … And What’s Next?
20 December 2020

What Just Happened … And What’s Next?

This is the editorial from the Summer 2020 edition of the IPA Reviewby Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves. A Table of Contents can viewed here. IPA Members receive a print edition and online versions of articles are progressively released in the months following publication. To join/subscribe see here. What just happened? Donald Trump is the most consequential US
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 93: Endgame
17 December 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 93: Endgame

After two years on air that’s a wrap for the IPA’s Looking Forward Podcast, as least as a weekly panel show. The biggest issues over the journey have been Trump and the populist insurrection on the centre-right, and of course coronavirus and how populations and Governments have responded. Co-hosts Scott Hargreaves and Chris Berg reflect on what they said and
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