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Put Vit Jedlicka on Mt Rushmore
22 February 2018

Put Vit Jedlicka on Mt Rushmore

This is the moment Simon Breheny actually got a clap on Q&A on Monday night! Who knew that the Q&A audience would be so enthusiastic to find out that the $60 billion being spent on renewables by 2030 could build 10 nuclear reactors that would reduce costs and emissions? Read Daniel Wild’s Parliamentary Research Brief on the folly of Australia’s renewable energy policies from February last year. Everything you need to know about
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RIP Tea Party
15 February 2018

RIP Tea Party

Here’s a shock! CEOs in Australia have identified excessive taxes and red tape as two of the three biggest threats to growth in their organisations: That’s from PwC’s 21st Annual Global CEO Survey. Daniel Wild explains in the IPA’s latest video how cutting taxes for businesses would help all Australians: How’s this for fake news! The New York Times felt that Kim
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Feeling lonely? Call the government…
8 February 2018

Feeling lonely? Call the government…

The IPA’s Cut Red Tape Project is kicking goals! The federal government last year passed the fewest pages of legislation since 1996: Thank you to everyone who donated to Professor Peter Ridd’s fight for academic freedom! He raised $99,000 in 48 hours from people who stood up for freedom of speech and scientific integrity. Revisit Professor Ridd’s chapter in Climate Change: The Facts
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The New Section 18C
1 February 2018

The New Section 18C

On Tuesday, Bill Shorten said the ALP will fight for a “real living wage“. What about the living wages of the 700,000 unemployed people who don’t have a job because Australia already has the second highest minimum wage of any major economy? In Australia in 2017 if you stand up for academic freedom and scientific integrity you risk having your private emails trawled through by
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Jordan Peterson… 3.7 million views… and counting
25 January 2018

Jordan Peterson… 3.7 million views… and counting

If you think 26 January should be celebrated, you’re just like 70% of other Australians: You can read the details of the IPA’s Australia Day poll here. And yesterday Dr Bella d’Abrera explained in The Australian why we should commemorate our Western heritage. And Cr Jacinta Nampijinpa Price was on last week’s The Young IPA Podcast talking about how the 26 January debate distracts from
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Hey Readers Enjoy The Facts Of Climate Change
21 December 2017

Hey Readers Enjoy The Facts Of Climate Change

The US Congress yesterday passed the most sweeping tax overhaul since the Reagan era, including slashing the American company tax rate from 35% to 21%. At home, Australia’s rate is still among the highest in the OECD as we said in September: Back in October the legendary Dr Art Laffer argued Trump’s tax cuts could lead to America’s greatest economic
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I Hope The French Ambassador Was Being Sarcastic
14 December 2017

I Hope The French Ambassador Was Being Sarcastic

If Cambridge University had the same free speech policies as Charles Sturt University, where they’ve banned sarcasm, we would never have had Peter Cook, Clive James (contributor to Climate Change: The Facts 2017), Monty Python or any of these comedians. And this is a problem across Australia. Our education system is stopping the next generation from being able to think for themselves. 41 out of 42 universities in Australia
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Triggs’ Assessment Wasn’t Excellent
7 December 2017

Triggs’ Assessment Wasn’t Excellent

This graph shows how dysfunctional the Australian federation is. In a forthcoming IPA report, Morgan Begg exposes the overreliance of Australia’s states on federal grants compared to other federal countries: Do you share Gillian Triggs’ assessment that the Australian Human Rights Commission’s handling of the QUT case was “excellent”? Simon Breheny didn’t. Check out his debate with Triggs on Q&A on Monday: And here’s Simon shocking the other panellists with the controversial
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Royal Commission Into Cricket Australia?
30 November 2017

Royal Commission Into Cricket Australia?

This quote from a Department of Industry report on declining annual business entry rates tells you all you need to know about government reports: “I find it quite puzzling… this happened despite the government putting into motion a sizable stimulus package” (p. 32). Yes – that’s the point: As Matthew Lesh explained on FreedomWatch today, the DOI report adds to the evidence that red tape, an archaic
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The Fall Of Newsweek
23 November 2017

The Fall Of Newsweek

Lost in talk about Donald Trump’s low approval rating is the reality that world leaders across the West have even lower approval ratings: People are tuning out of the political class in general. The IPA’s Daniel Wild explained why in the IPA Review in July. In June, John Roskam wrote in The Australian Financial Review that Australian political debate is just “the major political parties and the political
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