Strange Time

Wherefore art thou, Alan?
3 June 2024

Wherefore art thou, Alan?

IPA Review – Autumn 2024

If there’s one thing more perplexing than sports stars telling us what to think about the great moral issues of the day, it has to be virtue signalling by those in the arts. At least those in professional sports are gainfully employed. But those in the arts who preach at us do so on our dime. Dozens of theatre, dance,
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UN-believable!
25 March 2024

UN-believable!

IPA Review – Summer 2023

The UN Human Rights Council has no business lecturing Australia on the subject of human rights. On 5 October this year, the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a media release in which it urged Australians to vote ‘Yes’ at the referendum on a proposed Voice to Parliament. The release said: UN human rights experts*
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An end to virtue signalling? Don’t bank on it.
19 December 2023

An end to virtue signalling? Don’t bank on it.

IPA Review – Spring 2023

Isn’t it strange that the industry excoriated by a Royal Commissioner as recently as 2019 now, a mere four years later, presumes to lecture ordinary Australians on the ethical issues of the day? In his final report into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, former High Court Justice Kenneth Hayne found, first, that “providing a service to
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Re: Joyce
4 September 2023

Re: Joyce

IPA Review – Winter 2023

Alan Joyce will depart from his role as Qantas CEO in November, leaving as his legacy one of the world’s most woke airlines. Given its impeccable political correctness, it is somewhat surprising that after declaring a $1.4 billion half-year profit, the airline declined to return any of the $2.7 billion dollars it received in government subsidies during the COVID-19 pandemic. For passengers,
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A Hard Act To Follow
15 April 2023

A Hard Act To Follow

IPA Review – Autumn 2023

AND THE ACADEMY AWARD GOES TO … THE DOGS.   While the 95th Academy Awards, presented on 12 March this year, were less newsworthy than the 94th, they were reliably woke. Afterwards, it was reported just how much discussion there had been among the film industry’s elite about which actors and actresses most deserved an Oscar, the fundamental criterion being
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Disassembling United Notions
20 December 2022

Disassembling United Notions

IPA Review – Spring 2022

‘Traditional combat… [is] now accompanied by prolific disinformation and the manipulation of whole communities and societies. What if a lie, told repeatedly, and across many platforms, prompts, inspires or motivates others… to turn a blind eye to atrocities, or worse, become complicit in them?This is no longer a hypothetical.’ – Jacinda Ardern, UN General Assembly, 24 September Maybe Jacinda Ardern
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Protected: Oh, the Books You’ll Burn!
19 April 2021

Protected: Oh, the Books You’ll Burn!

IPA Review – Autumn 2021

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Protected: Let There Be (Gas)Light
15 January 2021

Protected: Let There Be (Gas)Light

IPA Review – Summer 2020

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Wash Your Hands Of It
21 October 2020

Wash Your Hands Of It

IPA Review – Spring 2020

This article from the Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by Manager of Online Content and Audio at the IPA, James Bolt. Tired of being blamed for problems you caused? Sick of having to admit to the mistakes you’ve made? Enrol now at the Daniel Andrews School of Avoiding Responsibility. This course uses principles drawn from the
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Frozen by Fear
13 August 2020

Frozen by Fear

IPA Review – Winter 2020

This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by Manager of Online Content and Audio at the IPA, James Bolt. With statues of famous figures in history being torn down around the world, I know what many of you are thinking: how can I protect myself from the mob when I’m dead? In life, you
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