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What’s Happening to Australia

For many Australians, Australia no longer feels like Australia. The relaxed, sunny, and optimistic attitude characteristic of the quintessential Australian has been replaced by a deep sense of pessimism, malaise,...
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Bill Too Vague To Protect Religious Freedom

The Institute of Public Affairs today warned the federal government’s revised Religious Discrimination Bill will fail to address the fundamental threats to religious liberty in Australia contained in state anti-discrimination…

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Net-Zero Policies: Taking From The Poor And Giving To The Rich

It is too often overlooked in all the discussions about the “transition” to a net-zero emissions economy that the most consequential transition is that from democratic capitalism to feudal serfdom. This is...
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Spirit Of Mateship

‘G’day, how ya’ goin’? is how cricketer Dennis Lillee greeted Queen Elizabeth, along with an out-stretched hand, when he met with her at Buckingham Palace in 1981. Australia’s greatest fast bowler had good form in the area of breaking official…

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It’s Hard To Write Rules About Religion

At the last federal election, Labor’s policies were nothing if not ambitious and bold. And with the benefit of hindsight, foolhardy. As one Labor MP subsequently put it, “we made...
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Defending Australian Values From Those Who Want to Tear It Down

There’s a joke that, unlike a tub of yogurt, Australia hasn’t developed any culture after 200 years in the sun. The truth is that Australia has a distinct culture. Those...
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John Roskam To End His Term As Executive Director Of The IPA

John Roskam, the Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, announced today to IPA members that after 17 years he will conclude his term as Executive Director in June…

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So Much For Amendments To The Pandemic Bill. Habeas Corpus Still Goes Out The Door

The idea that a government could be handed near-absolute power to control the lives of citizens indefinitely ought to be unthinkable in Australia. But this will be the reality if...
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Daniel Andrews’ Pandemic Bill: The Attack On our Democracy

The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (“the Bill”) introduced by the Victorian state government into the Legislative Assembly on 26 October is a demand for power…

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Daniel Andrews’ Pandemic Bill An Unprecedented Attack On Democracy

The Victorian Premier and his officials would be given dictatorial power if its proposed Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 passes through parliament, according to a new…

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Bloke?

No, it’s bi-sexual Superman! It is not an accident that Superman has become the quintessential modern hero. Behind perhaps only the crucifix and the golden arches of McDonalds, the big...
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What’s The Refund Policy For Australia’s Arts Funding Sinkhole?

Liberal and National leaders have betrayed everyday Australians During the 1990s, the French government spent more, per capita, on culture, than any other country in the world in the hope...
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