Strange Time

Dressing ‘Appropriately’
1 December 2015

Dressing ‘Appropriately’

IPA Review- December 2015

Approved Halloween costumes at Yale University as determined by Next Yale After the controversy caused when Yale faculty member Erika Christakis said students should feel free to wear whatever Halloween costume they want, we here at student activist group Next Yale have taken the liberty of laying out a pre-approved, inclusive and equal list of suggested Halloween costumes. WHITE PRIVILEGE
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Blowing Smoke
1 August 2015

Blowing Smoke

IPA Review- September 2015

So public health advocate Simon Chapman reckons that charities that feed starving people in developing countries shouldn’t accept donations from tobacco companies. Lol. In a recent piece in The Conversation (unbelievable, I know) Chapman pointed out that British American Tobacco South Africa had recently sent employees off to a charity called ‘Stop Hunger Now’ in South Africa, where they packed
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The Model of a Modern Major University
1 May 2015

The Model of a Modern Major University

IPA Review- May 2015

‘You can’t say “the black kid over there”. No, it’s “the guy with the red shoes.” You can’t even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive.’ Those are the words of world famous American comedian Chris Rock on why he doesn’t perform at American colleges anymore. Apparently they aren’t the great marketplace of ideas they used to be. Who
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Leo’s Latest Role
1 February 2015

Leo’s Latest Role

IPA Review-February 2015

Dear Mr DiCaprio, We would like to invite you to be a Messenger for Peace with the UN. We feel you would be an excellent ambassador for this role for the following reasons: COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS After watching Blood Diamond, we at the UN headquarters decided your character had gone on enough of an emotional journey with the diamond
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What Won’t They Label
4 November 2014

What Won’t They Label

IPA Review-November 2014

This article from the November 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Peter Gregory. After seventeen years of consulting, investigating, engaging, and drafting, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is about to enact labelling regulation on the humble breath mint. How on earth did it take that long, you ask? Well firstly because, as the
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An Actor’s Manifesto
26 January 2014

An Actor’s Manifesto

IPA Review-January 2014

This article from the January 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Researcher at the IPA, James Bolt. Once someone discovers they can repeat words really well, and that they can engage an audience with their repetition, they call themselves an ‘actor’. Once they start to believe we’re still interested in lines they thought of themselves, usually about politics and
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Is Your Ex A Spy?
22 November 2013

Is Your Ex A Spy?

IPA Review- November 2013

This article from the November 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Researcher at the IPA, Peter Gregory. Hell hath no fury like an National Security Agency operative scorned, it would seem, after it emerged recently that several employees of the American intelligence agency had spied on ex-lovers over the past decade. They even had a codename for
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Never fear, entrepreneurs- the government is here to help
29 August 2013

Never fear, entrepreneurs- the government is here to help

IPA Review- August 2013

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Researcher at the IPA, Peter Gregory. Whilst browsing through the website of a prominent British magazine the other day, my eyes were drawn to an advertisement which loudly proclaimed, ‘New Government Support for Young Entrepreneurs’. ‘Oh terrific’, I thought to myself, ‘at last, the UK government is
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The Government’s Guide To Australia Day
31 May 2013

The Government’s Guide To Australia Day

IPA Review- May 2013

I’m not going to lie (a first for Strange Times?). But Australia Day troubles me. There’s something slightly creepy about how our government gives a taxpayer funded pat on the head to the very best number one citizen for the year. And it annoys me that everyone becomes a fan of publicly funded radio for the day. I don’t like
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Just Be Happy
6 December 2012

Just Be Happy

IPA Review-December 2012

The Melbourne City Council just wants you to be happy. Really. Happy. That’s why in October they trumpeted a media release on their website with the heading emblazoned across the page, ‘More than $630,000 awarded to boost Melbourne’s health and happiness’. It seems these funds are to be spent on, ‘opportunities for our community to join in and enjoy city
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