IPA Review Articles

The Totalitarian Urge To Censor
13 August 2012

The Totalitarian Urge To Censor

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Melbourne-based writer, Dr Jennifer Oriel. Like many a journalist past, Nick Cohen has raised the battle flag against censors. The reason is simple; people who love language should never salute its executioners. Five-time author and resolute liberal, Cohen hedges his bets by writing for the left-of-centre Observer
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Build Them Now
13 August 2012

Build Them Now

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Researcher for the North Australia Project at the IPA, Fiona Tracey. Dams have been off the policy agenda in Australia for at least the last two decades. In fear of a backlash from green groups, governments at state and federal levels have avoided the topic, refused even
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Bias In The News
13 August 2012

Bias In The News

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by former editor of the IPA Review, Andrew McIntyre. A very timely new book from America, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind by Tim Groseclose, confirms what many feel to be the reality: the media throughout the Western world appears to have a permanent
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End The Nanny State To Win
13 August 2012

End The Nanny State To Win

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. As the polls plunge and a tide of sleaze threatens the government, Labor has responded with a storm of class war rhetoric unseen in decades. The prime minister has declared the next election will be about ‘whether you stand for the
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The Market Works
13 August 2012

The Market Works

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Researcher with the IPA, Peter Gregory. This observation from a Kenyan mother describes in a nutshell why millions of parents in slums across the developing world choose to forego free public education and send their children to low-cost private schools. Ground-breaking research from Dr Pauline Dixon, Director
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Can The IPCC Be Trusted?
12 August 2012

Can The IPCC Be Trusted?

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by recent IPA guest and author of ‘The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World’s Top Climate Expert’, Donna Laframboise . When I set out to research climate change three years ago, little did I imagine that I’d end up writing an exposé of the Intergovernmental Panel
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The Soviet Origins of Hate-Speech Laws
12 August 2012

The Soviet Origins of Hate-Speech Laws

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of Policy at the IPA, Chris Berg. Should Nazis have the right to free speech? Adolf Hitler’s Germany, obviously, had no liberty of expression. Must freedom of speech allow for the toleration of an intolerant minority? The question has been answered in different ways in various
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Civil War In The Greens
10 August 2012

Civil War In The Greens

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. Watch the Greens. Watch them very carefully. Bob Brown’s retirement does not mean the party is over. Rather, Brown has executed a very clever bid to boost both their vote and coffers. Civil war has been raging in the Greens all
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In Defence Of Ideology
10 August 2012

In Defence Of Ideology

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Editor James Paterson. Since when did ideology become a bad thing? It seems like the last thing modern politicians want to be accused of is an ideological approach to policy. In September 2010 Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen accused Tony Abbott of an ‘ideological opposition to superannuation’. Sadly,
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Be Like Gough: 75 Radical Ideas To Transform Australia
5 August 2012

Be Like Gough: 75 Radical Ideas To Transform Australia

If Tony Abbott wants to leave a lasting impact – and secure his place in history – he needs to take his inspiration from Australia’s most left-wing prime minister. No prime minister changed Australia more than Gough Whitlam. The key is that he did it in less than three years. In a flurry of frantic activity, Whitlam established universal healthcare,
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