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Parliament Must Not Permanently Sign Away The Rights Of Victorians

The Institute of Public Affairs has today expressed its alarm at the Victorian Government’s proposal to give itself permanent draconian emergency pandemic powers through provisions contained in the Public Health…

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Boris Johnson Is More Honest On Climate Than Scott Morrison

Boris Johnson’s enthusiasm for his enthusiasms is well known. After he made up his mind as to whether he was for it or against it, Brexit was one of his...
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No Choice On Net-Zero? Really, Prime Minister?

Believing we always have a choice is key to living in a free, liberal, democratic society like Australia. That’s why it is so concerning that the Prime Minister thinks Australians…

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Their ABC: No So Trusted Anymore

The ABC is in the headlines on almost a weekly basis for issues of its own making. The crises keep adding up, from the 4 Corners vendettas into Christian Porter,…

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Vaccine Mandates On Victorian Parliamentarians Unconstitutional: IPA

The Institute of Public Affairs has today expressed its alarm at the bipartisan, anti-democratic, and unconstitutional motions passed in the Victorian Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly to exclude any elected…

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The Climate Chicken Littles Haven’t Won. We’ve Been Here Before

Yes, I know things look bad now. Everyone from the News Corp mastheads to the Queen of England and two heirs presumptive are falling in behind ‘net zero’. Scott Morrison…

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The Australian Federal Government’s Net-Zero Betrayal

With the Liberal-National Coalition government about to officially sign onto a 2050 net-zero emissions target, many Australians are wondering what the point of the 2019 election was. At the so-called “climate election,”...
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A Catch-22 Defeated Peter Ridd – But There’s Still Hope For Academic Freedom

Peter Ridd has lost in the High Court, but the judgment has nevertheless set an important precedent in favour of academic freedom. Ridd was sacked by James Cook University in…

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Ruling Against Ridd Shines Light On Cancel Culture

*Pictured above: Former James Cook University researcher Peter Ridd. Picture: Jamila Toderas The High Court of Australia’s verdict in favour of James Cook University’s right to sack one of its...
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Little To be Proud Of

Liberal and National leaders have betrayed everyday Australians There is no doubt that Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes a great deal of pleasure in talking about freedom. A few months...
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Lessons From Merkel’s Failed ‘Teal’ Electoral Strategy

Pictured above: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on August 31, 2021. (Markus...
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Academic Groupthink: Is Nick Coatsworth The New Peter Ridd?

Never has it been so important for Australian universities to be places of free intellectual inquiry than it is right now. But it is the most pressing issue of our times –...
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