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Sydney Uni Taking Us To Year Zero, Dr Bella d’Abrera Tells Young IPA Podcast

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10 October 2017

The IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera joined The Young IPA Podcast to discuss her recent article in the Daily Telegraph on the University of Sydney’s ‘Unlearn Campaign’. Here’s what she had to say:

“They have to unlearn everything that they know. They have to break the old rules, and then start again. It’s a crazy idea of starting at Year Zero.”

“Everything they know about climate, about love, about medicine. Everything that they know, they have to unlearn.”

“This is the opposite to the point of a university…this is creating a generation of people who won’t know anything. And it’s quite terrifying, because how are they going to make decisions if they don’t know anything? How are they going to be leaders of the country?”

Pete and James also join the John Batchelor show with John Batchelor and Mary Kissel to discuss the Australian economy. Also hear from IPA Research Fellow Andrew Bushnell discuss his new report: Indigenous Australians and the Criminal Justice System.

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James Bolt

James Bolt is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs

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