Editorial

Trump’s Tax Revolution
1 December 2016

Trump’s Tax Revolution

IPA Review- December 2016

The meaning of this US presidential election will be picked over for decades. But time is a luxury in politics. Australia’s political class is right now trying to draw some lessons from Donald Trump’s unexpected victory. Bill Shorten was first out of the blocks, targeting skilled migration and the 457 visa scheme with what he calls an ‘aggressive Australia First’
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Progress On The Fight To Repeal 18C
23 November 2016

Progress On The Fight To Repeal 18C

IPA Review- November 2016

This article first appeared in the November 2016 Edition of the IPA Review and is written by the Editor of the IPA Review, Chris Berg. Policy change doesn’t happen overnight. Supporters of freedom of speech were palpably disappointed that the Abbott government abandoned its promise to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in August 2014—branding it a ‘needless
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Brexit and the Red Tape State
1 August 2016

Brexit and the Red Tape State

IPA Review- August 2016

The unexpected success of Brexit and the policy possibilities of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union raises what might be the most important question of the twenty-first century: can the red tape state be unwound? The original idea behind European unity was a free trade area that would prevent the outbreak of a future continental war through commerce and diplomacy.
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1 April 2016

Why Mark Steyn Matters

IPA Review – April 2016

‘Sometimes societies become too stupid to survive’. For me, that’s one of the most important things Mark Steyn said on his tour of Australia with the IPA in February 2016. It’s funny, insightful and sad. As he said during the tour, there are no jokes in North Korea or Iran. And if we can’t joke we can’t speak freely, and
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Big or Bigger Government?
1 December 2015

Big or Bigger Government?

IPA Review- December 2015

This edition of the IPA Review focuses on our current political landscape—which has been somewhat unsteady of late. Th e tension within the Coalition federal government was put to rest with Malcolm Turnbull assuming the prime ministership in September of this year. But despite this change, there is still a sense of uncertainty about the general direction of the federal
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Too Australian?
1 September 2015

Too Australian?

IPA Review- September 2015

It’s often said that those who fail to learn from their history are doomed to repeat it. There is perhaps a greater potential for repeating mistakes if the record of history is inaccurate. And while the first draft of history may very well be written by the victors, it doesn’t often remain so. Time passes, questions are asked and historians
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Less is More
1 May 2015

Less is More

IPA Review- May 2015

Dr Arthur Laffer recently toured Australia as a guest of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a well-known economist and was an economics advisor to President Ronald Reagan. In his speech to the IPA, Laffer discussed, among many other topics, the impact of taxes and particularly the relationship between income tax and the subsequent revenue it generates.
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On the Fall of the Berlin Wall
1 February 2015

On the Fall of the Berlin Wall

IPA Review-February 2015

I was only eleven when the Berlin Wall came down. I knew that was important—I knew it mattered and I can thank my education for that. And by that I don’t mean school. I mean my parents. As a family, we watched the news every night, and I could always ask my parents about anything I didn’t understand. My Dad
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Education Matters
26 November 2014

Education Matters

IPA Review-November 2014

This article from the November 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Policy Director at the IPA, Chris Berg. The recent release of the review of the National Curriculum in October was a watershed moment in the debate over education in Australia. Their document is a devastating, if low-key, critique of the entire national curriculum project. Donnelly and Wiltshire have
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The Stubborn Budget
16 July 2014

The Stubborn Budget

IPA Review- August 2014

This article from the July 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by editor Chris Berg. Rarely have deliberations over the basic elements of a Commonwealth budget lasted so long. The budget has always been the centrepiece of the Australian political year. It is a focal point of policy development. Nearly all major government programs policies are formulated for the
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