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Three Jazz Hands For The Revolution!
8 August 2019

Three Jazz Hands For The Revolution!

  Despite what Noel Pearson thinks about our position on the Voice to Parliament, he and the IPA aren’t that different. We both want Indigenous empowerment and advancement. But the IPA doesn’t think dividing Australians by race is the way to do it:   Janet Albrechtsen’s must-read article in The Australian on Wednesday says that a Voice to Parliament separates Australians
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Hopefully The Babylon Bee Doesn’t Want A Visa
1 August 2019

Hopefully The Babylon Bee Doesn’t Want A Visa

Living standards are stagnating in Australia, according to the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia report released on Tuesday. The goods and services that are increasing in price share one important thing in common; government control. To ensure Australians aren’t exposed to opinions she doesn’t like, yesterday Senator Kristina Keneally called for former Breitbart editor Raheem Kassam to be
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Bernie Sanders: Hardcore Capitalist
25 July 2019

Bernie Sanders: Hardcore Capitalist

We have the chance to transform millions of lives in Bangladesh by exporting more Australian coal – and yet the pressures to divest from coal completely to limit our carbon footprint still remain. Considering the footprint of other nations, that’s a bad excuse to not fight poverty: Boris Johnson’s ascension to UK Prime Minister means it’s time to revisit the
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How Much Does A Pencil Cost?
18 July 2019

How Much Does A Pencil Cost?

“This pencil has parts from all over the world, brought together, stored at some place until you want it, and it’s so cheap you guys don’t even know what it cost. Markets do that.” This 12 min sample of Hillsdale College Professor Gary Wolfram’s lecture to the IPA Academy last week on the magic of the free market is a delight: Twenty
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Only David Attenborough May Fly
11 July 2019

Only David Attenborough May Fly

“Handing over a vast raft of power to the Human Rights Commission” is not the way to protect religious freedom, John Roskam told Sky News on Tuesday. He said these “challenges are best faced by community sanction, by debate, by discussion, by argument, not by creating more laws”: https://www.facebook.com/Inst.ofPublicAffairs/videos/2255018191495302/?v=2255018191495302 Yesterday the Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt committed the government to
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Vote 1 Marianne Williamson
4 July 2019

Vote 1 Marianne Williamson

The world is becoming a better place. The average person in the world is 4.4 times richer than the average person in 1950: That’s from Our World in Data last week. The story of Taiwan really shows the power of free markets in the fight against poverty – in 1950 GDP per capita was $1,400, in 2016 it was $42,300. Thank you
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Read Hey Before Google Censors It
27 June 2019

Read Hey Before Google Censors It

Woke capitalism has continued its fight against Israel Folau this week with GoFundMe removing Folau’s fundraising campaign, and ANZ condemning Maria Folau for the crime of supporting her husband. Here’s what IPA staff think about the rise of an illiberal culture that seeks to control and silence people from expressing their views: Folau’s new fundraiser hosted by the Australian Christian Lobby has
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Dr Peter Ridd On The Looking Forward Podcast
20 June 2019

Dr Peter Ridd On The Looking Forward Podcast

“Academic freedom definitely does not exist is the lesson that should be learnt”. That’s the key takeaway of the special edition of The Looking Forward Podcast with Dr Peter Ridd to be released tomorrow at 7am. Peter explains why he decided to stand up for freedom of speech on climate change and what the legacy of his case will be. Subscribe to The Looking
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Finally We Care About Press Freedom
13 June 2019

Finally We Care About Press Freedom

Overpopulation isn’t a problem. We are not running out of resources. In fact, the earth was 518.98% more abundant in 2018 than in 1980. Look at how much less working time it takes to afford 50 basic commodities – for example, it takes the average person 80.6% less working time to afford cotton in 2018 than it did in 1980: That’s
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Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Demonstrate Aggression
6 June 2019

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Demonstrate Aggression

Australia remains in recession on a GDP per capita basis. Yesterday the ABS reported a third straight quarterly decline in GDP per capita: The Coalition should implement the economic policy agenda outlined in the IPA’s latest Parliamentary Research Brief released on Monday. Daniel Wild and Andrew Bushnell argue for economic policy in line with mainstream Australian values including cutting red tape and
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