Simon Breheny

The Major Parties Lock Down Their Cartel
16 July 2014

The Major Parties Lock Down Their Cartel

This article from the July 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the Legal Rights Project at the IPA, Simon Breheny. On 7 September 2013, Australians voted for minor and micro party candidates in greater numbers than they had ever done before. This was particularly pronounced in Senate voting, where 23 per cent of the electorate opted
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How The Left Corrupted Human Rights
22 November 2013

How The Left Corrupted Human Rights

This article from the November 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Director of the Legal Rights Project at the IPA, Simon Breheny. In May 2011, a United Nations Special Rapporteur declared that people had a human right to internet access. It seems absurd to argue that such a right exists but it is the logical progression of
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Bigger Is Not Always Better
24 August 2013

Bigger Is Not Always Better

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Director of the Legal Rights Project at the IPA, Simon Breheny. I thought it was only classical liberals who—when attempting to caricature socialists—spoke of the government as a ‘saviour.’ I was wrong—advocates of big government have become a parody of themselves. To Promote the General Welfare: The
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The International Law Delusion
5 December 2012

The International Law Delusion

This article from the December 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the Legal Rights Project at the IPA, Simon Breheny. Australian barrister and international lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC once gave a speech entitled ‘no-one is above the law.’ Of course he’s right. But such a statement leaves Robertson in a peculiar position. Either our international political
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Big Brother Is Coming
10 October 2012

Big Brother Is Coming

This article from the October 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the Rule of Law project at the IPA, Simon Breheny. In July this year, the AttorneyGeneral’s Department released a discussion paper to guide the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in its consideration of potential national security reforms. It was entitled ‘Equipping Australia Against
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