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Did Trump Just Win The 2020 Election?
7 March 2019

Did Trump Just Win The 2020 Election?

This should be the biggest story in Australia. We entered into a per capita economic recession in December for the third time in 28 years, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday: As the IPA’s Daniel Wild said in The Australian today, governments need to stop relying on population growth through mass immigration and embrace genuine productivity
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Us Plebs Don’t Know How Hard Hollywood Actors Have It
2 March 2019

Us Plebs Don’t Know How Hard Hollywood Actors Have It

Bill Shorten can’t tell Australians what the economic cost of his Climate Change Action Plan will be. Luckily BAEconomics has done it for him – a minimum of $264 billion in foregone GNP by 2030. Here are the respective costs of the climate change policies of the ALP and Coalition and the IPA’s plan to tackle climate change: The good news is,
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If This Is A Canter, Don’t Show Me The Full Gallop
28 February 2019

If This Is A Canter, Don’t Show Me The Full Gallop

Elizabeth Warren said last week she would declare climate change a “national emergency”. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal could cost $90 trillion to implement, reported Reason on Monday. Someone should tell both politicians voters are tuning out: That’s the finding from a Pew Poll from earlier this month. Australian politicians should read this too, considering the Paris commitments that we’re
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You Don’t Need The Government To Blow Up The Death Star For You
21 February 2019

You Don’t Need The Government To Blow Up The Death Star For You

“If we would just be a little bit braver we’d realise there’s power in numbers”. That was Dave Rubin’s message for the silent majority standing up to radical progressives from our 50 min chat with him this week for The Young IPA Podcast  Follow The Young IPA Podcast here on iTunes, or any podcast platform you use so you never
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AOC Tries To Outdo Australia
14 February 2019

AOC Tries To Outdo Australia

The largest coal exporter in the world is working harder than any other country to wind down one of its largest export earners. As Australia: the Renewable Energy Superstar  from the Australian National University released on Friday shows, Australia is installing renewable generators more than twice as fast as Germany, and 4 to 5 times faster per capita than the US,
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The Government Watchdog Should Have Made The Super Bowl Better
7 February 2019

The Government Watchdog Should Have Made The Super Bowl Better

India is set to achieve universal household electrification by March according to its government, which is incredible to think about considering just 30 years ago less than half the population had access to electricity: India has been able to do this on the back of building 52 new coal mines in the last 5 years. Ensuring everybody can access cheap and reliable electricity moves people
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What Is Humberside’s Gross National Happiness
31 January 2019

What Is Humberside’s Gross National Happiness

There are currently 358 breaches of fundamental legal rights in federal laws. And it’s getting worse by the year: 34 new provisions that breached legal rights were passed in 2018 and none were repealed: That’s from the IPA’s Legal Rights Audit 2018 which was featured on page 2 of The Australian last Friday: If you live in Victoria, I hope you weren’t one of the
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Hey Readers Love Q&A…If The IPA’s On It
20 December 2018

Hey Readers Love Q&A…If The IPA’s On It

On New Year’s Day, just under 600 million people across the world will still live in extreme poverty. That figure was 930 million in 2010 and by 2030, it is expected to fall to about 430 million: As the Cato Institute’s Marian L Tupy explained last year, Africa too will experience prosperity once its governments embrace free markets, the rule of law and private
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Ted Pelkey for British PM
13 December 2018

Ted Pelkey for British PM

Thirty-five of Australia’s 42 universities have policies or actions that are hostile to free speech on campus: That was one of the key takeaways from Matthew Lesh’s Free Speech on Campus Audit 2018, although my favourite bit is where Matthew lists the Australian universities that ban sarcasm! The report was featured on the front page of The Australian on Monday:  “You can’t solve the problem of
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Why the IPA causes good trouble
6 December 2018

Why the IPA causes good trouble

This video about Calum Thwaites, Bill Leak, Professor Bob Carter and Professor Peter Ridd that we showed to 500 attendees at the IPA’s 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner is why I’m so proud to work at the IPA: Brendan O’Neill, editor of the brilliant Spiked, was the keynote speaker and talked about Brexit and the importance of liberty. Click here for the
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