Australian Way of Life

More Like Oz Day Than Not

Telstra CEO Vicki Brady recently said she would be working on Australia Day, thereby exerting pressure on the company’s 20,000 staff to conform because it “feels right to me”. How…

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New Poll: Majority of Australians Support 26 January As Australia Day

62% of Australians agree Australia Day should be celebrated on 26 January, according to a new poll commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs. The poll of 1,000 Australians found…

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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Australia Day Is A Day Of Celebration

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and IPA Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss Tony’s future in politics, the woke big businesses…

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PM Misleading And Evasive On Voice To Parliament

“Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s assertion in recent interviews that the Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament would not be ‘justiciable’ is either ill-informed or deliberately misleading,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director…

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Australia Needs More Than Labor’s Union-appeasing Industrial Relations Laws To Fix Our Chronic Worker Shortage

At a critical economic period in our history, union-friendly concessions have been made instead of real reform enacted for the benefit of everyday Australian. You would have to look very…

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Pensioner Power Beats Migrant Workers

Governments never ask the public how they think worker shortages should be remedied – if they did, they would get a different answer to pulling the migration lever. A few…

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The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land

Labor is basking in an aura of competence. The Liberals do not even know what their product is any more. Could that change this year? If Anthony Albanese could call…

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Australia’s Democratic Backslide

Democracy is the backbone of the Australian way of life. By global standards, Australia’s electoral and democratic institutions are at an exceedingly high standard, but it is important to constantly…

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‘Away with the Manger’: Christmas Hijacked By Politics

Away with the manger; no wisemen from afar; the little Lord Jesus; replaced by Indigenous art! Imagine Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building bulldozed into rubble. That was the likely fate of…

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We Can Work It Out

Australia’s worker shortage can be addressed through no-regret policies that increase labour supply, writes IPA Research Fellow Saxon Davidson. Australia is currently facing an unprecedented worker shortage, and the Albanese…

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Museums Of Vandalism, Doomsayers, And Climate Catastrophe

It is probably fair to say that the last few months in the life of the average gallery attendant has become a little more challenging than usual. A role that…

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Wake Up And Smell The CCP

Two new books are right to warn we should be alert and alarmed by the military threat China poses to Australia, advises Paul Monk. The literature on our strategic dilemmas…

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Winning Hearts and Minds

The conservative battle to win back lost ground here and abroad requires renewal and entering new territories, argues Sydney-based writer and cultural critic Adrian Nguyen. Centre-right parties and governments across…

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Tomorrow Never Knows

If educator and novelist John Marsden agrees our kids should be free to take risks; why not also adults?, wonders IPA Adjunct Fellow Cian Hussey. How ironic for a book…

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Crowning Glory

Support for a republic fades as people better understand the role of the Crown in upholding democracy and good governance, argues author and mathematician Nigel Greenwood. During eight years researching…

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A Question Of Character

The most important challenge facing Australians today is personal rather than political, argues Sydney-based psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed. The worsening mental health of young people became a sensitive topic during the…

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IPA Poll: Australians Do Not Believe It Is Racist To Oppose The Voice To Parliament

“Mainstream Australians have shattered the elitist disinformation campaign that says, ‘if you oppose the Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament you are a racist’,” said Morgan Begg, Director of the Legal Rights…

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Who Stands For The Free Market?

When business stops advocating for the benefits of competition and the danger of government regulation, Albanese’s energy price relief plan is the result. If a week is a long time…

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