Media Coverage 18 October

Media Coverage 18 October

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Former Prime Minister John Howard was quoted in The Australian on the IPA’s new report The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities in 2017.

“I think the report is a reminder of how much identity politics has encroached upon Australia’s universities. I don’t argue that such things as gender and race are irrelevant — of course they are not irrelevant — but they have assumed centre stage, according to that report, to the detriment of understanding and knowledge,” Mr. Howard said.

“I don’t know how you can understand modern society without, for example, having proper and full understanding of the Enlightenment. And the Western world without a proper understanding of the influence of ­Judaeo-Christian ethics.”

Education Minister Simon Birmingham also commented on the report’s findings:

Universities “should be places that facilitate debate and challenge ideas, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of learning about historical facts.”

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The report was also discussed by Kevin Donnelly in The Australian.

“The Institute of Public Affairs’ forensic analysis of how history is now taught in our universities proves, once again, that the cultural left now controls the academy.”

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