IPA Review Articles

Constructing Bigger Problems For Australian Investors
4 September 2023

Constructing Bigger Problems For Australian Investors

IPA Review – Winter 2023

In this edition of the IPA Review you will see important and original research on topics vital to Australia’s future. They are a pointer to future research activities of the IPA. On page 8 IPA Research Fellow Dr Kevin You examines our construction industry with all its issues, and discusses the effect of the changes to industrial relations being introduced
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United We Stand …
4 September 2023

United We Stand …

IPA Review – Winter 2023

Even if the Voice to Parliament fails in the referendum the war to divide us will be far from over, warns IPA Director of Research Morgan Begg. One of the best benefits of Australia’s Constitution is that constitutional alterations require the approval of the Australian people at a referendum. The consequence of this requirement is that proposals to change the Constitution
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A Voice Of Reason
20 July 2023

A Voice Of Reason

IPA Review – Winter 2022

Energy expert Vaclav Smil clearly explains why ‘net zero by 2050’ is simply impossible, writes public policy analyst Tristan Prasser. Have you ever wondered how the world will transition to an all-renewable future? Or whether it is even possible? Have you ever thought about why we have fewer famines today despite there being more people than ever before, and what
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It Keeps Pointing Left
15 July 2023

It Keeps Pointing Left

IPA Review – Winter 2023

Instead of communism and capitalism neatly converging, socialist models now permeate the West, writes Eastern European émigré and former academic Christo Moskovsky. Several decades ago Convergence Theory predicted the two main socio-political orders—socialism/communism and capitalism—would gradually move towards each other until eventually converging into a single global order. This has not happened—certainly not in the way envisaged in the theory.
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Pioneers’ Influence Ripples Across Time
7 July 2023

Pioneers’ Influence Ripples Across Time

IPA Review – Winter 2023

Literary critic Peter Craven continues his examination of three essential novels that powerfully capture the heroism of the Pioneers and the complexities of the Australian dream. There is a tremendous brio in the portrait by Mary Durack (1913-1994) of her grandfather Patrick Durack (1834-1898), which must be one of the greatest portraits ever written of an uneducated man who was
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Pioneer Life Comes Alive
28 June 2023

Pioneer Life Comes Alive

IPA Review – Autumn 2023

Three classic tales put voices and faces to Australia’s remarkable pioneers, in this first of a two-part essay by literary critic PETER CRAVEN. What on earth are we to make of the pioneers who settled Australia and made it, for better or for worse, what it is? There is that meditative figure of Frederick McCubbin, pensive and stoical as it
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Singular Courage
20 June 2023

Singular Courage

IPA Review – Autumn 2023

Dries founder John Hyde deserves honour and still shows the best path forward for our nation, writes former IPA executive director Mike Nahan. John Hyde—former executive director of the IPA and leader of ‘the Dries’—received an Order of Australia (general division) in the 2023 Honours List –a timely and deserved honour. John received the honour for services to the community
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Advancing Australian Liberalism
6 June 2023

Advancing Australian Liberalism

IPA Review – Autumn 2023

David Kemp’s magnum opus imparts hope that Australian liberal democracy can adapt to tackle this century’s many challenges, writes IPA Senior Fellow Richard Allsop. David Kemp’s now complete multi-volume masterpiece is the perfect antidote to any sense of despair readers with a liberal disposition might be feeling at the state of politics and society in Australia in the 2020s. The
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When Push Comes To Shove …
19 May 2023

When Push Comes To Shove …

IPA Review – Autumn 2023

The ideology of Aboriginal empowerment is doing far more harm than good—especially in dysfunctional remote communities, writes Gary Johns in this book extract. The problem with the empowerment thesis (apart from its falsity) is that … every problem that occurs among Indigenous Australians can thereby be traced back to the original European sin of colonisa­tion and dispossession. This is a
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Secure Borders And Shape The Culture
16 May 2023

Secure Borders And Shape The Culture

IPA Review – Autumn 2023

An economist’s research shows the benefits of well-managed migration programs, and the downside of open borders, writes IPA Executive Director Scott Hargreaves. This book is not specifically about Australian culture or our immigration policies, but should be compulsory reading for anyone concerned with either or both. Talking about immigration, or what kind of culture we have or want in Australia,
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