Books

How Australia Was Made – Series Launch
13 March 2024

How Australia Was Made – Series Launch

How Australia Was Made is an educational research project of The Centre for the Australian Way of Life at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). It consists of series of research essays written specifically for an Australian audience tracing the development of Western Civilisation through successive time periods. They take us from Ancient Greece to Modern Australia in a manner
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Die Laughing: The Making of a Free Speech Hero
26 August 2021

Die Laughing: The Making of a Free Speech Hero

How does a young man who learns jazz and classical piano, scours Europe’s great art galleries for artistic enlightenment and falls in love with women from all over the world go on to become reviled as a bigot? The answer has less to do with him than it does with his critics. As cartoonist Bill Leak discovered, all it takes
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Summoning Magna Carta: Now on Sale
12 March 2021

Summoning Magna Carta: Now on Sale

Summoning Magna Carta: Freedom’s Symbol Over a Millennium, is the follow-up to Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty, written by John Roskam and Chris Berg, and released in 2015 for the 800th anniversary of the momentous events at Runnymede. While that volume traced the important link between resistance to arbitrary taxation and the emergence of political liberty, this book
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Climate Change: The Facts 2020 now on sale
3 October 2020

Climate Change: The Facts 2020 now on sale

NEW BOOK – CLIMATE CHANGE: THE FACTS 2020 The Institute of Public Affairs today announced the release of a significant new book of research Climate Change: The Facts 2020 published by the Institute of Public Affairs and Australian Scholarly Publishing. Climate Change: The Facts 2020 is the definitive guide to the latest international research and analysis on climate change science and policy. 
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New Book – End Public Broadcasting: Why We Should Privatise The ABC And How To Do It
26 May 2018

New Book – End Public Broadcasting: Why We Should Privatise The ABC And How To Do It

A new book by Professor Sinclair Davidson and Dr Chris Berg ‘Against Public Broadcasting: Why We Should Privatise the ABC and How to Do It’ was launched last night at an Institute of Public Affairs event in Sydney. RMIT Postdoctoral Fellow and IPA Senior Fellow Chris Berg said, “The ABC is a 1 billion dollar public policy initiative that is
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Australia A World Leader In Decline Of Business Start Ups
23 May 2018

Australia A World Leader In Decline Of Business Start Ups

A new book by Canada’s Fraser Institute in collaboration with the Institute of Public Affairs has found that Australia has had biggest decline in entrepreneurship among similar countries. Australia’s small business entry rate declined by 40 per cent between 2003-05 and 2012-14, a substantially larger decline than the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The collection of essays by leading scholars, Demographics and Entrepreneurship:
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Climate Change: The Facts 2017 now on sale
18 August 2017

Climate Change: The Facts 2017 now on sale

We are pleased to announce that we have entered into an arrangement with our good friends at Connor Court Publishing, which will henceforth produce all print copies of Climate Change: The Facts 2017. In exciting news Connor Court will also be commissioning print runs in the UK and the US, and is also making arrangements for sales through bookshops in
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The Culture of Freedom
27 October 2016

The Culture of Freedom

How can we understand other cultures if we do not have a firm grasp of our own? This is the question both posed and answered by Dr Kevin Donnelly in The Culture of Freedom, the 5th addition to the IPA’s series of monographs on Western Civilisation. In this latest monograph, Dr Donnelly details the unique and special nature of Western culture.
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Bolt: Worth Fighting For
20 June 2016

Bolt: Worth Fighting For

“One bloke who sticks his head up is Andrew Bolt…writing with clarity and conviction.” – Alan Jones, 2GB. Andrew Bolt is Australia’s most prominent and controversial commentator. In this second book of columns and reflections, Bolt is again in the front lines of our most urgent political and social debates, from Islam and immigration to the green movement and the
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The Libertarian Alternative
2 May 2016

The Libertarian Alternative

Libertarianism – the philosophy of government that pairs free market economics with social liberalism – presents a vigorous challenge and viable political alternative to the old Left-Right partisan shouting match. Libertarianism offers surprising new solutions to stagnant policy debates over issues such as immigration and civil rights, and provokes a framework for tackling contemporary problems like privacy, the environment and
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