IPA Review Articles

Against The Tide
4 August 2021

Against The Tide

It’s time to challenge the movement of Critical Race Theory into American and Australian churches, writes IPA Research Fellow Kurt Wallace in this review of Pastor Voddie Baucham’s new book. O’Sullivan’s first law—that “all organisations that are not actually right-wing will become left-wing over time”—is more evident now than when British conservative political commentator John O’Sullivan published his theory in
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Home Sweet Home
4 August 2021

Home Sweet Home

Prioritising home ownership is a major plank in Federal MP Tim Wilson’s blueprint for liberal renewal, writes former Coalition adviser Clayton Ford. Delivering his first speech to parliament in August 2016, Federal Liberal Member for Goldstein Tim Wilson said, “I have watched with frustration as small politics too often has stifled tackling the big challenges ahead of us. I do
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Climate For Conspiracies
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
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Innovation Without Legislation
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.
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We’re Weird As It Gets
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)?
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Protected: Penguin The Censorship Killers
19 April 2021

Protected: Penguin The Censorship Killers

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
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Ideals Carved In Stone
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
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Aim For Common Sense
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
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Pray For Freedom
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,
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High & Mighty
21 October 2020

High & Mighty

This article from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Director of Research, Daniel Wild. The Western world is regressing to a form of feudalism similar to that which prevailed in medieval Europe… except with updated technology and greater material abundance. The kinds of opportunities which were once the defining feature of liberal democratic nations
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