Thorburn’s Cancelling Shows Politics Is Now Football’s Main Game

The AFL prides itself on being a cultural and workplace leader – and unfortunately it is. What the AFL does today is what the government and society will do tomorrow….

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Australians Would Do Well To Recognise The Iranian Women Fighting Against Real Tyranny In A Futile Battle For Equality

Looking at the mass protests against gender oppression that have broken out across Iran in recent weeks should help us appreciate the life we have in a country with a…

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Victoria On The Edge – Debt Deficits And Unsustainable Growth

Since the goldrush of the 1850s and throughout the bulk of the 20th century, Victoria has been the economic and cultural centre of Australia. Victoria’s vast wealth was generated by…

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Victoria’s State Finances Worst In Nation– Every Victorian To Owe $30,000 & Interest Cost To Rise Five-fold

“On all critical financial indicators, Victoria is the nation’s worst performing state by a significant and growing margin, and it will be mainstream Victorians who pay the price,” said Daniel…

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More Than Luck

Calling Australia the ‘lucky country’ is far from ironic—especially for grateful migrants like me, writes recently retired academic Christo Moskovsky. Three stories about the migrant experience in Australia span several…

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AGL’s Loy Yang Closure To Leave Families In The Dark And Electricity Bills Up 21%

“AGL’s early and unanticipated closure of Loy Yang A is estimated to result in a 21% increase in the average retail electricity bill across the National Electricity Market,” said Daniel…

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New Great Barrier Reef Video Series By Peter Ridd And True Arrow Events

Just completed 4 short videos on the reef in front of a brilliant audience of young people in Melbourne. The videos go over the main threats to the reef and…

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Climate Anxiety Is Free To Disrupt

By backing in the worst extremes of climate hysteria, Australian courts – and our justice system in general – are increasingly in danger of losing their perceived legitimacy. This week,…

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IPA Sends Research Video To Federal MP’s On Indigenous Voice

“An indigenous-only voice to parliament will do nothing but permanently divide Australians by race,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the Institute…

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Notes For The Opening Statement Delivered To The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today. I’d like to set out some broader economic context for the bill and its intent to alleviate the crippling…

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Red Tape Locks Pensioners Out Of Work

On the campaign trail, now Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stressed repeatedly that his government would ‘change the way that politics operates in this country’. Four months since coming to power,…

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Stage Three Tax Cut Debate Will Be Cancelled

Labor running a ‘big national conversation’ about ‘how we fund the things that we value’ will end up only one way – a discussion on how to raise taxes. And…

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Government Made The Covid Crisis Even Worse

As health minister in the Howard government, I was responsible for the national pandemic plan that was regularly updated, most recently in August 2019. There was nothing in that plan…

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Failed Zero Covid Policy Cost Australia Over $938 Billion, Report Finds

The danger in the post-lockdown era is that in our rush to move on we forget the hard lessons that have been learned about this catastrophic public policy failure. On…

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Hard Lessons: Reckoning The Economic, Social, And Humanitarian Costs Of Zero-Covid

In response to the covid-19 pandemic, Australia imposed some of the strictest measures in the western world. The restrictions dramatically changed every aspect of society and human dynamics and engagement….

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The Crime Of Criminalising Everyday Life: The Rule Of Law Discarded In Victoria’s Covid-19 Response

The criminal law was the main instrument employed by the Victorian government to force Victorians to comply with the strictest covid-19 lockdown in the world. More than 50,000 normally law-abiding…

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International Expert Dr Jay Bhattacharya Welcomes IPA Covid Reponse Research

“The simple fact is our governments got it wrong. Contemporary warnings issued by Dr Bhattacharya, and his colleagues should have been heeded and the pain and suffering of our failed…

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Australia’s Covid-19 Pandemic Response Failed Us

“Australia must now urgently take stock of the criminalisation of everyday life, the enormous expense, and the future health, education and societal impacts of COVID lockdowns and restrictions,” said Scott…

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