IPA Review Articles

UN-believable!
25 March 2024

UN-believable!

The UN Human Rights Council has no business lecturing Australia on the subject of human rights. On 5 October this year, the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a media release in which it urged Australians to vote ‘Yes’ at the referendum on a proposed Voice to Parliament. The release said: UN human rights experts*
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Can No Voters Find Their Voice?
31 January 2024

Can No Voters Find Their Voice?

The Coalition could now connect with socially conservative and blue-collar voters who said ‘NO’ to the Voice, finds IPA Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild. The defeat of the Voice to Parliament was a victory for the Australian way of life and will be remembered as a proud day in our nation’s history. It shows Australians believe Australia is a great
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IPA Ahead of the Curve
16 January 2024

IPA Ahead of the Curve

In November 2023 I went to London for the inaugural conference of the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC), along with a number of IPA colleagues and a raft of Australian luminaries. I daresay you have read or watched something about it by now. There’s a couple of observations I would make about it which are relevant to readers of the
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Vote Losers Now Target ‘Misinformation’
16 January 2024

Vote Losers Now Target ‘Misinformation’

The elite activist class will seek retribution against those who voted No to the divisive race-based Voice to Parliament by attempting to silence their voices, warns IPA Legal Rights Program director John Storey. More than 150 years ago, English philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote in On Liberty (1859): The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of opinion is, that it
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Misplaced Optimism
16 January 2024

Misplaced Optimism

The wishful thinking of Australia’s former Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has set our nation on a course for disaster, warns electrical engineer Ben Beattie. Forests of wind farms carpeting hills and cliffs from sea to sky, endless arrays of solar panels disappearing like a mirage into the desert, mining on a massive scale, giant factories, untold miles of transmission lines,
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A Life Lived For Liberty
16 January 2024

A Life Lived For Liberty

A new biography of F A Hayek provides inspiration for the ongoing fight against socialism, writes IPA Executive Director Scott Hargreaves. “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” – Friedrich Hayek I originally sat down to read this biography out of a sense of obligation
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An end to virtue signalling? Don’t bank on it.
19 December 2023

An end to virtue signalling? Don’t bank on it.

Isn’t it strange that the industry excoriated by a Royal Commissioner as recently as 2019 now, a mere four years later, presumes to lecture ordinary Australians on the ethical issues of the day? In his final report into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, former High Court Justice Kenneth Hayne found, first, that “providing a service to
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IR Bill A Deal Breaker
28 November 2023

IR Bill A Deal Breaker

The Albanese government’s so-called ‘Closing Loopholes’ Bill targets Australian employers, warns employment law and industrial relations expert Mark Mourell. Labour productivity in Australia has gone backwards. In the 12 months to the financial year ending 2023, labour productivity declined about three per cent. Much of the blame can be attributed to the industrial red tape imposed by Australia’s labour regulatory
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NDIS In Excess
14 November 2023

NDIS In Excess

Massive budget blowouts from ongoing mismanagement of the NDIS risk skittling the whole scheme, argues former Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews. A decade after its launch in 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is on track to fund more than double the number of participants originally forecast, and to cost three to four times the original projections. When launched
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Kids, Listen To The Science!
10 November 2023

Kids, Listen To The Science!

Geologist Ian Plimer has dug up the simple answers kids of all ages need to understand climate shenanigans, writes reviewer Thomas D. Wilson. One of the greatest things about the modern world is our highly specialised division of labour. A baker need not study accounting to have his books checked, and an accountant need not waste resources in order to
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