Editorial

Let’s Revive Our National Spirit
8 December 2021

Let’s Revive Our National Spirit

IPA Review – Spring 2021

As COVID vaccination targets are reached, there is much talk by politicians and media of freedoms being ‘returned’ to citizens. There are two problems with this type of phrase. First, freedoms belong to the people. They are not a gift from government. Second, while lockdowns, curfews and border restrictions are eased, new kinds of restrictions are being created. In Adam
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Australia’s Greatness Will Endure
4 August 2021

Australia’s Greatness Will Endure

IPA Review – Winter 2021

Not so long ago my colleague, Dr Bella d’Abrera, wrote: Australian universities are more focused on their business model than engaging in free intellectual inquiry. Since then, two things have happened. First, Dr Peter Ridd fought back against his dismissal by James Cook University (JCU), his case reaching all the way to the High Court. Second, much of the business
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The Weird Obsession With Freedom
19 April 2021

The Weird Obsession With Freedom

IPA Review – Autumn 2021

This is the editorial from the Autumn 2021 edition of the IPA Reviewby Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves. A Table of Contents can viewed here. IPA Members receive a print edition and online versions of articles are progressively released in the months following publication. To join/subscribe see here. On April 25, this year, Australians and New Zealanders will
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What Just Happened … And What’s Next?
20 December 2020

What Just Happened … And What’s Next?

IPA Review – Summer 2020

This is the editorial from the Summer 2020 edition of the IPA Reviewby Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves. A Table of Contents can viewed here. IPA Members receive a print edition and online versions of articles are progressively released in the months following publication. To join/subscribe see here. What just happened? Donald Trump is the most consequential US
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The Cost Has Been More Than Lives
21 October 2020

The Cost Has Been More Than Lives

IPA Review – Spring 2020

This is the editorial from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Reviewby Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves. A Table of Contents can viewed here. IPA Members receive a print edition and online versions of articles are progressively released in the months following publication. To join/subscribe see here. It is worth examining why the recent experience in Victoria
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Cure Must Not be Worse than the Disease
12 August 2020

Cure Must Not be Worse than the Disease

IPA Review – Winter 2020

This is the editorial from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review by Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves.  A Table of Contents can viewed here. IPA Members receive a print edition and online versions of articles are progressively released in the months following publication. To join/subscribe see here. Right from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the IPA
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No Shortcuts on the Road to Recovery
15 May 2020

No Shortcuts on the Road to Recovery

IPA Review- Autumn 2020

This is the editorial from the Autumn 2020 edition of the IPA Review by Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves.  A Table of Contents can viewed here. IPA Members receive a print edition and online versions of articles are progressively released in the months following publication. To join/subscribe see here. Australia faces a long road back from the current
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Great Minds Shunned Alike
19 December 2019

Great Minds Shunned Alike

IPA Review- Summer 2019

This Editorial from the Summer 2019 Edition of the IPA Review is by IPA Executive General Manager and  Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves. I wish I’d been in the room in Oslo, Norway, when Dr Peter Ridd and Dr Susan Crockford bumped into each other at a conference in October. As Peter Ridd said afterward, he and Susan
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Brexit is Our Battle Too
17 October 2019

Brexit is Our Battle Too

IPA Review- Spring 2019

This Editorial from the Spring 2019 edition of the IPA Review is by IPA Executive General Manager and  Editor of the IPA Review, Scott Hargreaves Boris Johnson is fighting not just for a United Kingdom free of the European Union, but for the survival of the nation-state as an idea and institution which can withstand the 21st century. The interest
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Looming Crisis in Free Speech
29 April 2019

Looming Crisis in Free Speech

IPA Review – April 2019

When IPA Research Fellow Matthew Lesh started his series of Free Speech on Campus audits in 2016 the standard response of university administrators and comfortable academics was “Nothing to see here, move along please”. Roll forward three years and the 2018 Audit’s list of relevant campus incidents was included in toto in the report of the Independent Review of Freedom
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