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Be Like Gough: 75 Radical Ideas To Transform Australia
5 August 2012

Be Like Gough: 75 Radical Ideas To Transform Australia

If Tony Abbott wants to leave a lasting impact – and secure his place in history – he needs to take his inspiration from Australia’s most left-wing prime minister. No prime minister changed Australia more than Gough Whitlam. The key is that he did it in less than three years. In a flurry of frantic activity, Whitlam established universal healthcare,
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The Market Works
1 August 2012

The Market Works

“If you are offered free fruit and vegetables at the market, you know they will be rotten. If you want fresh produce, then you have to pay for it.” This observation from a Kenyan mother describes in a nutshell why millions of parents in slums across the developing world choose to forego free public education and send their children to
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State Socialism in Victoria (Review)
6 April 2011

State Socialism in Victoria (Review)

In 1932, Victoria was in financial and political crisis. A vast debt had arisen from vast and unwieldy schemes of state development; noble causes and awful execution. The state enterprises had been captured by the unions and their management hamstrung by the un- willingness of politicians to consider efficiencies, fare and tariff adjustments, and the necessity to employ modern management
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The National Curriculum: A Critique
24 January 2011

The National Curriculum: A Critique

The National Curriculum: A Critique is the first in a series of monographs from the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The legacy of Western Civilisation is rich, complex, and essential – the foundations on which Australia’s society and political system, and large swathes of our culture and history, have been built. So why are  the basics of Western Civilisation absent
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CD Kemp Lecture: Does Western Civilization Have a Future?
17 August 2006

CD Kemp Lecture: Does Western Civilization Have a Future?

Mark Steyn: I’m honored to be asked to give the C D Kemp Lecture before members of the Institute he founded and which lives on after him. I’ve been in Australia for a couple of weeks on what I like to think of as my ‘Head for the hills! It’s the end of the world!’ tour. But don’t worry, it’s
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Then and Now: A Reflection by Sir Keith Hancock
1 July 1968

Then and Now: A Reflection by Sir Keith Hancock

This article by Sir Keith Hancock ran in the IPA Review in July 1968. Australia is included the IPA’s Australian Canon of classic works which you can view here, and/or read the appreciation by Dr Richard Allsop, here.   Sir Keith Hancock, an historian and scholar of world renown, ranks among the best minds this country has produced. His book,
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