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Looking Forward Episode 84: The Belated Collapse of Lockdown’s Justifications

We may look back on this as the week when the global wave of coronavirus lockdown hysteria recedes, as more sensible voices and experts come to the fore, including a…

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Still the Sunshine State?

This article from the forthcoming Spring 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by economists Marcus Smith and Dan Petrie. The Queensland state election on 31 October will provide…

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Daniel Andrews’ Lockdowns Create Two Victorias

A new poll of 1,042 Victorians commissioned by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs demonstrates that the lockdown measures implemented by the Andrews government has created two…

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The Young IPA Podcast 189: Two Governments On The Brink

  One of the all-time news days on Monday as Victoria’s top public servant resigning over hotel quarantine still isn’t the biggest news story as we all learn far more…

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The IPA With You Episode 18: Will Dan End Lockdown? “Who Knows”

  If Dan Andrews gets his way, we may never, ever be out of lockdown. But don’t take our word for it, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said it himself…

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We Know Daniel Andrews Has Maimed Melbourne. He’s Also Wreaking Ruin In The Regions

The implementation of Victoria’s lockdown restrictions highlights the growing divide between Melbourne and regional Victoria. The Melbourne centric Victorian government has ignored the issues faced by regional Victorians, failing to…

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Report – Mainstream Australians Smashed As Lockdowns Disfigure Economy

Lockdowns implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have permanently disfigured the economy, according to a new report from free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The report,…

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This Massive Debt Is With Us Till 2080

“Insouciance” is a word Australians don’t use very often. Maybe we should. It perfectly describes the popular reaction to this week’s federal budget and the news the country faces more…

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Unprecedented Panic Over Bushfire Impact

The word ‘unprecedented’ is often applied to des­tructive climate-related events, as though they could not have been predicted, and have never happened before. Last summer’s bushfires were no different. But…

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Australia’s Travel Strategy – Imprisoning Its People Until A Vaccine Arrives – Is Illiberal And Naive

If you were thinking of seeing friends and family from Australia next year, think again. Maybe after living under Boris Johnson’s restrictions for the next six months, you’d want to…

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The IPA With You Episode 17: Dan’s Omnibus Bill Defeated!

  We’ve won the battle against Dan’s coronavirus ‘omnibus bill’, but the war to liberate Victoria goes on. As we told you last month, this is the bill that created…

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REVEALED: Get Set For Debt Until 2080

Australia is unlikely to be debt-free until 2080 as a result of the lockdowns implemented in response to COVID-19. The much anticipated 2020-21 Budget does not even attempt to highlight…

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