Australian Way of Life

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 The relaxed, sunny, and optimistic attitude characteristic of the quintessential Australian has been replaced by a deep sense of pessimism, malaise,...
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Still Left Speechless

Academics are fighting a rear-guard action as the push to enshrine free speech on campus gathers pace, writes IPA Adjunct Fellow Matthew Lesh. An indescribable anxiety flushes through your body…

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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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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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Australia: It’s Up To You

It’s up to ordinary Australians to keep alive the great works of our culture, and it’s never been easier, writes IPA Executive General Manager Scott Hargreaves. If you care about…

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Taxpayer Funded ABC Not Beyond Public Scrutiny

On Sunday, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Chair Ita Buttrose released a blistering statement in response to New South Wales, Senator Andrew Bragg, setting up a senate inquiry to review the ABC complaints…

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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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Their ABC: No So Trusted Anymore

The ABC is in the headlines on almost a weekly basis for issues of its own making. The crises keep adding up, from the 4 Corners vendettas into Christian Porter,…

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The Climate Chicken Littles Haven’t Won. We’ve Been Here Before

Yes, I know things look bad now. Everyone from the News Corp mastheads to the Queen of England and two heirs presumptive are falling in behind ‘net zero’. Scott Morrison…

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The Australian Federal Government’s Net-Zero Betrayal

With the Liberal-National Coalition government about to officially sign onto a 2050 net-zero emissions target, many Australians are wondering what the point of the 2019 election was. At the so-called “climate election,”...
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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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