A Catch-22 Defeated Peter Ridd – But There’s Still Hope For Academic Freedom

Peter Ridd has lost in the High Court, but the judgment has nevertheless set an important precedent in favour of academic freedom. Ridd was sacked by James Cook University in…

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Ruling Against Ridd Shines Light On Cancel Culture

*Pictured above: Former James Cook University researcher Peter Ridd. Picture: Jamila Toderas The High Court of Australia’s verdict in favour of James Cook University’s right to sack one of its...
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Little To be Proud Of

Liberal and National leaders have betrayed everyday Australians There is no doubt that Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes a great deal of pleasure in talking about freedom. A few months...
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Lessons From Merkel’s Failed ‘Teal’ Electoral Strategy

Pictured above: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on August 31, 2021. (Markus...
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Plain English Lost on the High Court of Australia

Coral reefs can be messy, and so can court cases. And so it is with the case of Peter Ridd, sacked by James Cook University because he exercised his intellectual…

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Academic Groupthink: Is Nick Coatsworth The New Peter Ridd?

Never has it been so important for Australian universities to be places of free intellectual inquiry than it is right now. But it is the most pressing issue of our times –...
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Rule Of Law, Not Rule By Lawyers

A federal Independent Commission Against Corruption would make Australia’s politics even more like America’s politics than it is already. ‘Americanised’ politics is the seemingly unstoppable transfer of the power of...
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How the IPCC Buries Evidence of the Sun’s Climate Influence

The latest IPCC report conclusively states that global warming can be attributed mainly to human activities, particularly emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels. Contributions to warming in recent times…

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The Danger Of ‘Luxury Beliefs’

“Luxury beliefs” are all the rage in elite circles. Rob Henderson, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge who coined the term, explained that they are “ideas and opinions...
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Identity Politics is Eroding Australia’s Sporting Culture

From the Olympians of Greece to the gladiators of Rome, sport has been a feature of organised society since ancient times. Not only is it crucial for amusement and fitness,...
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Net Zero Hits Regional Workers Three Times As Hard: IPA Report

A worker in an electorate represented by the National Party is over three times more likely to lose their job than a worker in an electorate represented by the Liberal…

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Morrison Government Faced With Choice Between the City or the Country

The current Liberal-National Coalition government is faced with two competing electoral strategies ahead of a likely election in the early months of the new year. They can continue with the...
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