Australian Way of Life

And The Winner Is…Us

Finally, the 2020 Olympics are finally about to kick off. So why does it already feel so underwhelming?   After 15 months of government-imposed misery the Olympic should be just what…

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Is This The Most Outrageous Covid Scaremongering Yet?

Have you noticed the latest scare tactic pushed in the Victorian press conferences?  After 16 months of waiting for the dreaded ‘new case’ number to drop each morning, we now…

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Lockdowns, Public Servant Pay Cuts Should Go Hand-in-Hand

“We need to restart our economy. We need to restart our society. We can’t keep Australia under the doona. We need to be able to move ahead.” These were the…

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Climate For Conspiracies

A new diatribe demonstrates how demonising opponents creates a climate hostile to reasoned policy debate, writes IPA Communications Director Evan Mulholland. Marian Wilkinson is described on the inside of her…

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If Lockdowns ‘Work’, Cut Fat Cats’ Pay

Last month, ABC News reported on the results of a survey of 1157 Victorians conducted in September last year. Those results have just been published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, but amid the…

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New Poll Finds Australians Want Race Removed From The Constitution

A new poll of 1,015 Australians commissioned by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has found that mainstream Australians overwhelmingly support the values of egalitarianism and equality…

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Talkers, We Need To Talk…

Two things stand out almost immediately when one gets on an early morning train in Melbourne. The first is the abundance of high-vis clothing. The second is the lack of…

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Teaching One Side Of Our History Is A Travesty

In an effort to stem the catastrophic decline in VCE students electing to study Australia’s history in their final two years of schooling, state education experts at the Victorian Curriculum…

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IPA Research Reveals Full Scale Of Activism In New Radical Curriculum

A Freedom of Information request from the Institute of Public Affairs finds that an activist advisory group was consulted on every learning area in the proposed new National Curriculum, including…

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Virus Fights Blights Fiscal Future

There’s a neat symmetry between the release this week of the 2021 Intergenerational Report from the Commonwealth Treasury department and the shambles Australia’s response to the coronavirus has become over the last few…

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Will Australians Ever Be Free?

It is estimated that there are fewer than 300 active cases of Covid-19 in Australia. Yet over 12million Australians are currently living under lockdown – more than half the population. This…

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Australia’s COVID Catch-22

Last year Australiawas a Covid-19 success story. Just 30,274 cases and 910 deaths in 26 million people was something to celebrate. But now America and Europe are getting on with…

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