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Looking Forward Ep 43: Is Tony Abbott Our Biggest National Security Threat?

Written by and
13 November 2019

What on earth is the Government up to with its Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme and how did Tony Abbott become Australia’s biggest threat to national security? (2:33-18:09) Where exactly is the Australian Research Council sending its grants the Humanities? (18:09-33:40) What does the reaction to the IPA’s ‘Race has no Place’ video say about the debate on the voice to parliament? (33:40-43:11)

Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Morgan Begg and Dr Bella D’Abrera to answer these questions and dive into their culture picks which include Netflix’s take on the Legend of Henry V, James Scott’s Against the Grain, David Watkin’s classic Morality and Architecture and the new Netflix investigation into Bill Gates’s brain (43:11-1:04:38)

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018


Bella d’Abrera, IPA, The Humanities in Crisis: An Audit of Taxpayer-Funded ARC Grants


IPA Video: Race Has No Place in the Constitution

Race Has No Place in the Constitution

Anthony Dillon on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Peoples (2017)

The Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Peoples

Culture Picks:

The King; Netflix


Against the Grain; James C. Scott


Morality and Architecture; David Watkin


Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates; Netflix


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Scott Hargreaves

Scott Hargreaves is the Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs

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