Editorial

The Pressures On Liberty
24 January 2014

The Pressures On Liberty

IPA Review-January 2014

This article from the January 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Editor James Paterson. Two articles in this edition of the IPA Review appear to be starkly contradictory. On the one hand, the IPA’s Julie Novak writes on page 12 that everything is getting better. Living standards in Australia have dramatically increased over the past three decades as consumer
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In Defence Of The Shutdown
20 November 2013

In Defence Of The Shutdown

IPA Review- November 2013

This article from the November 2013 edition of the IPA Review is by editor, James Peterson. Conventional wisdom suggests that the Republican Party’s decision to ‘shut down’ the US government for sixteen days in October was a catastrophic political blunder. Key proponents of the shutdown, like Texas Senator Ted Cruz, as well as conservative and libertarian organisations such as Heritage
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He’s Back
23 August 2013

He’s Back

IPA Review- August 2013

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by editor James Paterson. Kevin Rudd is back. Tony Abbott defeated him once before—and he can do it again, by following his own advice. Abbott was elected leader of the Liberal Party in a party room ballot on 1 December 2009. Th at day, in his first press
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Victories For Free Speech
30 May 2013

Victories For Free Speech

IPA Review- May 2013

This article from the May 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Editor James Paterson. Canada’s successful effort to repeal laws that curtail freedom of speech demonstrates that restoring free speech is possible, but far from guaranteed. It’s taken their Conservative government six years to take action on an unpopular law which clearly limits free expression. Section 13
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Civil Liberties Under Fire
3 December 2012

Civil Liberties Under Fire

IPA Review-December 2012

This article from the December 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Editor James Paterson. Attacks on individual freedom in Australia over the past few years have occurred in some unexpected places. Take, for instance, the unprecedented assault on civil liberties we have seen in Australia in recent years. Both the left and right of politics have in the
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More Ideas Please, But Only Ones We Agree With
6 October 2012

More Ideas Please, But Only Ones We Agree With

IPA Review- October 2012

This article from the October 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Editor James Paterson. One of the most common complaints about Australian politics today is that it is too obsessed with the trivial. Instead of focusing on policy, it gets bogged down by personality. Instead of featuring inspiring vision, it is loaded with attacks on individuals. Instead of
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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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