Kanye Should Do A Jingle For The ABC

Kanye Should Do A Jingle For The ABC

If this 0.3% increase in ABC funding under Malcolm Turnbull is what former Treasurer Wayne Swan thinks are “massive funding cuts“, then it’s no wonder taxes in Australia are so high:

Any organisation that considered spending $750,000 on Kylie Minogue to sing a jingle is a place that isn’t strapped for cash. Read our Parliamentary Research Brief Five Myths About State Ownership of the ABC authored by Gideon Rozner (none of them are about Kylie).

But one thing Wayne Swan did get right is recognise that the IPA has “been successful in framing the policy conversation on inequality, workplace relations, deregulation, corporate tax and regulation” as reported in The Guardian this morning. As John Roskam said in theIPA’s media release today, “It is encouraging that Mr Swan has recognised the IPA for presenting positive, optimistic policies that secure Australia’s prosperity and our freedoms.”

Kanye West says he was “bullied” for wearing a Make America Great Again hat in his performance on Saturday Night Live last week, and had his speech on why he wore it cut out of the show. Morgan Begg wrote about what Kanye West breaking free of the imposed orthodoxymeans in the IPA Review in August.

In September we showed you the video of Julia Hartley-Brewer’s scathing interview with South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner over the police going after “non-crime hate incidents.” Now she’s been banned from attending next year’s UK Labour Party conference for a non-crime hate incident of her own – shouting ‘boo’ in the official conference safe space.

One of the most popular videos we ever featured in Hey was Love Gov, a series of sketches where the government is represented by an overbearing boyfriend, and it’s still just as funny. Last week the Independent Institute launched the brilliant season two, start watchinghere.

Tune in to The Young IPA Podcast tomorrow when we talk to Senator James Paterson and ask Dr Bella d’Abrera whether she’s now a member of the intellectual dark web after Dr Jordan Peterson retweeted her article for  Quillette.

We hope you got tickets for the Melbourne launch of Matthew Lesh’s Democracy in a Divided Australia – because it is sold out! You can still order a copy of the book, published by our friends at Connor Court, here.

Professor Ian Plimer has announced the Great Electricity Rip-Off Queensland Tour with the Australian Conservatives. Click through to register for the events in NoosaGladstone and Rockhampton.


Featuring Gideon Rozner, IPA, and Bo Sergeant

“Another myth commonly floated about the ABC is that a state funded broadcaster means an independent broadcaster free of the whims of the evil media barons like Rupert Murdoch and those evil advertisers. The ABC is the least independent media outlet in the country because it’s owned by the government. There’s nothing independent about it.”

– Gideon Rozner, IPA


Article of the week:

The Brett Kavanaugh hearings have devolved into discussions about what type of person he was at college. Ross Douthat in The New York Times says the characterisation of Kavanaugh as a preppy privileged college student reveals many journalists desire to see themselves as lifelong victims, when in fact they are just as privileged as Kavanaugh.


IPA Staff Pick:

Each week an IPA staff member shares what they have enjoyed recently. Today: Evan Mulholland

You have to read this 3,500 word article in Quillette on Monday. Three scholars submitted seven fake papers on “activist grievance studies” and were accepted in so called prestigious academic journals – including a 3,000 word excerpt of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampfrewritten in the language on intersectionality theory. This proves how corrupted universities have become in favour of the warped ideology of identity politics.


Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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