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What Is Taylor Swift’s Position On Goat Yoga?
16 November 2017

What Is Taylor Swift’s Position On Goat Yoga?

When the US left the Paris Climate Accord, Angela Merkel said Germany would stay in to “save the Earth“. That’s a bit rich given America has reduced carbon dioxide emissions more than any other country this century (and more than triple Germany): Christmas is coming up, but don’t worry – the IPA has you covered. We asked our team to send us the best book they
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Australia “Probably” Needs Less Red Tape
9 November 2017

Australia “Probably” Needs Less Red Tape

“Red tape in Australia has reached a crisis point.” That’s the key finding of IPA Research Fellow Daniel Wild’s new report Barriers to Prosperity: Red Tape and the Regulatory State in Australia. Watch our video released today on Daniel’s report here and have a look at what red tape is doing to business investment in Australia: And this is the result. If business growth in
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I Would Say Both
2 November 2017

I Would Say Both

The federal government’s rejection of the so-called Indigenous Voice in Parliament is a victory for equality and liberal democracy, as the IPA’s Simon Breheny explained in our new video released on Friday: Entrenching race in the Constitution is the ultimate example of identity politics at work. And to see what identity politics is doing to our universities watch the IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera explain the impact of this dangerous
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Make The Boggomoss Snail The UN’s Goodwill Ambassador
26 October 2017

Make The Boggomoss Snail The UN’s Goodwill Ambassador

Say what you want about this country – but at least ‘prawn-like’ stygofauna gets the protection it deserves! Since 1992 Australia’s federal list of protected species has increased by over 60%: The solution to Australia’s growing and increasingly complex species protection regime that handcuffs development is to hand back the responsibility to the states. That’s the take out from Morgan Begg, Dr Darcy Allen
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They Killed A Mockingbird
19 October 2017

They Killed A Mockingbird

Below are the most used keywords in the titles and subject descriptions of history subjects in Australian universities. If you squint hard enough, you might just be able to see the Enlightenment: That’s from the IPA’s latest report The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching in Australian Universities in 2017 by Dr Bella d’Abrera. The report was featured  on the front page of The
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They Gave A Nobel Prize To The Nanny State
12 October 2017

They Gave A Nobel Prize To The Nanny State

Before Wednesday, the Netherlands hadn’t had a government since their election on 15 March 2017. Let’s see how that worked out for them: They have reduced the government debt ratio to its lowest level since 2010, achieved their lowest youth unemployment rate since 2009 and had their highest quarterly growth result in a decade. Remember how Belgium spent 541 days without forming a government in 2010-11? Its economy outperformed the UK,
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Australia’s Free Fallin’ Competitiveness
5 October 2017

Australia’s Free Fallin’ Competitiveness

If you want to know why 730,000 Australians are unemployed, and why one in five prime-age males don’t work, this is a good place to start: Australia is 110th out of 137 countries for flexibility of hiring and firing and 109th for flexibility of wage determination according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index Report released last week. As the IPA’s Daniel Wild noted on Friday,
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For All Its Flaws
28 September 2017

For All Its Flaws

Donald Trump laid out his plan to slash America’s company tax rate to 20% this morning. Meanwhile, Australia still has one of the highest rates in the OECD: The next big 18C case is the absolutely ridiculous one being brought against Chris Merritt, Janet Albrechtsen, Hedley Thomas and News Corp. Simon Breheny explained what’s at stake  in The Australian this morning. And Morgan Begg explained in FreedomWatch why the government’s amendments in April
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Not Sending A Great Signal On Journalism
21 September 2017

Not Sending A Great Signal On Journalism

The Australian welfare trap means that some low income individuals keep only $100, after accounting for tax and lower welfare payments, for every $500 increase in their income: The welfare state is encouraging men to stay out of work, which is one of the reasons the male work-to-population ratio is at historic lows, as the IPA’s Gideon Rozner explained in his report, The Disappearing Australian
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How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up?
14 September 2017

How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up?

Want to know how pulling down statues will reduce Australia’s heritage to nothing but a giant purse? Then watch the IPA’s new video starring Dr Bella d’Abrera on a politically correct walking tour of Ballarat: Last month the IPA’s Georgina Downer said removing statues is eradicating our history. In the same vein in The Herald Sun on Friday, Evan Mulholland said Moreland Council’s decision to withdraw
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