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How woke bureaucrats used the corona crisis to cancel women

While two-thirds of this country’s population is currently locked up at home and deprived of its fundamental freedoms, unelected bureaucrats in the federal Health Department operating under the cover of...
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Yes, We Have An Inequality Problem Between The Public And Private Sectors

In an interview with the American socialist Jacobin Magazine this month, Greens leader Adam Bandt spoke about a growing inequality crisis. When asked what the pandemic has revealed about Australian society, Bandt observed...
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New Book – Die Laughing: The Biography of Bill Leak

Buy Die Laughing The Institute of Public Affairs is thrilled to announce the launch of Die Laughing: The Biography of Bill Leak by Fred Pawle. Die Laughing is about the...
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Health Costs Of Sacrificing Livelihoods

The COVID-19 myth that’s done the most harm is that ‘it’s about lives versus the economy’. This ignores the connection between unemployment and reduced life expectancy. Of all the myths...
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Australians Are Suffering From Excessive COVID Lockdowns

The political class that has dreamed up and enforced restrictions has been largely insulated from the consequences. When you think about all the twisted, horrible ideas that so-called progressives have...
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Economic Growth Figures Mask The Real Pain Of Australians Under Lockdown

Australia’s headline economic numbers do not reflect the economic and social hardship of many Australians currently enduring lockdowns. The thousands of Australians who have had their jobs and businesses destroyed...
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Victorian Anti-Vilification Laws Are Section 18C On Steroids

Proposals from the Victorian government to dramatically expand the state's anti-vilification laws are an unprecedented attack on freedom of speech according to the free market think tank the Institute of Public...
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Radical New National Curriculum Rubbished

The IPA welcomes Alan Tudge’s, Minister for Education, letter to the acting chairman of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Minister Tudge should be congratulated on his decision…

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Lockdowns Crush Small Business Workers

Small business workers across Australia have been devastated by the recent wave of lockdowns, losing 420,000 jobs in just 21 days – or 20,000 jobs per day – according to…

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NSW Real Unemployment Almost Double Official Rate

Analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs estimates that the real unemployment rate for NSW was 8.7% in the month of July, almost double the official rate of 4.5%. This…

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New Podcast: Australia’s Heartland With Tony Abbott

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today launched a new weekly podcast: Australia’s Heartland with Tony Abbott, featuring the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott…

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NSW Loses 10,000 Jobs Per Day Of Lockdown

Analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs, based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Weekly payroll jobs and wages, has found that between 26 June (when the Greater Sydney lockdown started)…

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