PUBLICATIONS

Freedom: What Was So Hard To Gain, Is Now At Risk

In April, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Australians that Australia’s period of time spent in Afghanistan was worth it, because “freedom is always worth it.” But despite this comment, Australians...
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Navigating The Great Dividing Voter Range

Joel Fitzgibbon’s decision not to recontest the seat of Hunter will shift the Labor Party further from its working-class base. Fitzgibbon was one of the last voices within the federal...
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The Human Rights Establishment’s Greatest Priority? A Closed Shop

When you hear that 85 human rights experts have co-signed a public letter to the federal attorney-general one could only assume that it is in protest of some genuine human rights crisis,...
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‘Indo-Pacific’? What’s In A Name? Plenty

“Indo-Pacific” is now the official term used by Australia policy makers to describe our geopolitical location and context, but the National Curriculum foisted on Australian children continues to use the...
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How woke bureaucrats used the corona crisis to cancel women

While two-thirds of this country’s population is currently locked up at home and deprived of its fundamental freedoms, unelected bureaucrats in the federal Health Department operating under the cover of...
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Yes, We Have An Inequality Problem Between The Public And Private Sectors

In an interview with the American socialist Jacobin Magazine this month, Greens leader Adam Bandt spoke about a growing inequality crisis. When asked what the pandemic has revealed about Australian society, Bandt observed...
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New Book – Die Laughing: The Biography of Bill Leak

Buy Die Laughing The Institute of Public Affairs is thrilled to announce the launch of Die Laughing: The Biography of Bill Leak by Fred Pawle. Die Laughing is about the...
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Health Costs Of Sacrificing Livelihoods

The COVID-19 myth that’s done the most harm is that ‘it’s about lives versus the economy’. This ignores the connection between unemployment and reduced life expectancy. Of all the myths...
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Australians Are Suffering From Excessive COVID Lockdowns

The political class that has dreamed up and enforced restrictions has been largely insulated from the consequences. When you think about all the twisted, horrible ideas that so-called progressives have...
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Economic Growth Figures Mask The Real Pain Of Australians Under Lockdown

Australia’s headline economic numbers do not reflect the economic and social hardship of many Australians currently enduring lockdowns. The thousands of Australians who have had their jobs and businesses destroyed...
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Victorian Anti-Vilification Laws Are Section 18C On Steroids

Proposals from the Victorian government to dramatically expand the state's anti-vilification laws are an unprecedented attack on freedom of speech according to the free market think tank the Institute of Public...
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Regions To Bear Brunt Of Feel-Good Emissions Target

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Australia would "not achieve net zero [emissions] in the cafes, dinner parties and wine bars of our inner cities", Rather, "it...
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