8 December 2021
Cold Hard Facts
Real science rather than ‘The Science’ would provide a more accurate perspective of climate change, writes scientist and nuclear power advocate Ian Hore-Lacy. In a sense, the title and strapline says it all! This book stresses the importance of rigorous and ethical science which is scrutinised and challenged rather than being allowed to furbish a narrative of ‘The Science’ of
18 August 2021
Something Very Fishy
When leaders pursue the politics of catastrophe, the cure becomes worse than the disease, writes IPA Research Fellow Morgan Begg in this review of Niall Ferguson’s new book. It seemed appropriate that just days before Dr Peter Ridd’s challenge for academic freedom was heard by the High Court a United Nations committee announced its intention to list the Great Barrier
12 August 2021
Who Stole The Footy?
The AFL’s many failings are laid bare in a new book providing insights into conflicts between money, power and justice, writes former Australian Rules footballer Allan Hird. In Michael Warner, Australia can now claim to have one of the best investigative reporters in the world. Bernstein and Woodward put investigative journalism on the map when they broke the Watergate story
20 July 2021
Climate For Conspiracies
A new diatribe demonstrates how demonising opponents creates a climate hostile to reasoned policy debate, writes IPA Communications Director Evan Mulholland. Marian Wilkinson is described on the inside of her new book, The Carbon Club, as a “multi-award winning journalist”, but many of the claims read like the ramblings of a conspiracy theorist on Twitter. What it fails to accept
31 May 2021
Innovation Without Legislation
Innovation is the child of freedom and parent of prosperity. Innovation is serendipitous, and the history of innovation is almost a history of accidental discovery.
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)?
19 April 2021
Protected: Penguin The Censorship Killers
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15 January 2021
Ideals Carved In Stone
This article from the Summer 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Director of Research, Daniel Wild. In his famous speech at Mount Rushmore for Fourth of July celebrations this year, President Trump bellowed: “Make no mistake: this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution.” He was referring to the Black Lives Matter protests
15 January 2021
Aim For Common Sense
This article from the Summer 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by former industry lobbyist and pistol enthusiast, Kate Fantinel. Books reviewed: GUN CONTROL: What Australia did, how other countries do it & is any of it sensible? David Leyonhjelm Connor Court, 2020, pp340 GUN CONTROL: What Australia got right (and wrong) Tom Frame UNSW Press, 2019, pp240
15 January 2021
Pray For Freedom
This article from the Summer 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Research Fellow, Dara Macdonald. Back in 2019, before COVID-19 dominated every news cycle, the front pages of papers were filled with the story of Israel Folau, the star rugby league footballer sacked for sharing an Instagram picture paraphrasing Corinthians. This book, Forgotten Freedom No More,