IPA Review – Winter 2021

IPA Review – Winter 2021
Editorial - Scott Hargreaves

Australia’s Greatness Will Endure

Featured Articles


Australia: It’s Up To You
Scott Hargreaves

Australia: It’s Up To You

It’s up to ordinary Australians to keep alive the great works of our culture, and it’s never been easier, writes IPA Executive General Manager Scott Hargreaves. If you care about Australia and its cultural heritage then well might you say: it is the worst of times, and it is the best of times. It is the worst of times because
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Bring The Focus Back Home
Sinclair Davidson

Bring The Focus Back Home

Universities have lost touch with Australians, and now is the right time for the Federal Government to push through reforms, writes IPA Adjunct Fellow Sinclair Davidson. One of the consequences of the COVID pandemic is that the Coalition Government (in office, never quite in power since 2013) has finally felt empowered to do something about Australian universities. Of course, ‘doing
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Power To The People
The Hon Tony Abbott AC

Power To The People

After COVID and Cancel Culture have incited fear and guilt, it is time to restore the virtues and attitudes that made Australia a country to be proud of, argues IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott. Back in 1986, John Howard observed that “the times will suit me”. They did not at the 1987 election, but eventually they did, and he went
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Home Sweet Home
Clayton Ford

Home Sweet Home

Prioritising home ownership is a major plank in Federal MP Tim Wilson’s blueprint for liberal renewal, writes former Coalition adviser Clayton Ford. Delivering his first speech to parliament in August 2016, Federal Liberal Member for Goldstein Tim Wilson said, “I have watched with frustration as small politics too often has stifled tackling the big challenges ahead of us. I do
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Book Reviews


Morgan Begg

Something Very Fishy

When leaders pursue the politics of catastrophe, the cure becomes worse than the disease, writes IPA Research Fellow Morgan Begg in this review of Niall Ferguson’s new book. It seemed appropriate that just days before Dr Peter Ridd’s challenge for academic freedom was heard by the High Court a United Nations committee announced its intention to list the Great Barrier
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Allan Hird

Who Stole The Footy?

The AFL’s many failings are laid bare in a new book providing insights into conflicts between money, power and justice, writes former Australian Rules footballer Allan Hird. In Michael Warner, Australia can now claim to have one of the best investigative reporters in the world. Bernstein and Woodward put investigative journalism on the map when they broke the Watergate story
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Kurt Wallace

Against The Tide

It’s time to challenge the movement of Critical Race Theory into American and Australian churches, writes IPA Research Fellow Kurt Wallace in this review of Pastor Voddie Baucham’s new book. O’Sullivan’s first law—that “all organisations that are not actually right-wing will become left-wing over time”—is more evident now than when British conservative political commentator John O’Sullivan published his theory in
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Clayton Ford

Home Sweet Home

Prioritising home ownership is a major plank in Federal MP Tim Wilson’s blueprint for liberal renewal, writes former Coalition adviser Clayton Ford. Delivering his first speech to parliament in August 2016, Federal Liberal Member for Goldstein Tim Wilson said, “I have watched with frustration as small politics too often has stifled tackling the big challenges ahead of us. I do
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