Australian Way of Life

Why Elon Musk Must Defeat the Australian Censors
24 May 2024

Why Elon Musk Must Defeat the Australian Censors

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Australia’s internet censorship and misinformation laws. A high-stakes fight for free speech is currently playing out in Australia. Julie Inman Grant, the eSafety commissioner, is locked in battle with X boss Elon Musk over internet freedom. Incredibly, Inman Grant wants the power to
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Julie Inman Grant A Global Free Speech Threat
23 May 2024

Julie Inman Grant A Global Free Speech Threat

“Julie Inman Grant has become a law unto herself and is wielding the immense power of her office, with no meaningful democratic oversight, in order to silence online debate and opinion with which she disagrees,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. A new analysis of the Online Safety Act 2021 by the
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Cancel Culture Is Now Labor Policy
23 May 2024

Cancel Culture Is Now Labor Policy

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Australia’s internet censorship and misinformation laws. The real agenda behind the eSafety Commissioner’s litigation against Musk Cancel culture, the silencing of opposing views by seeking to destroy livelihoods, is an insidious phenomenon that blights the modern West. And it has mutated well beyond
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Letter To The Minister For Communications
22 May 2024

Letter To The Minister For Communications

Today the Institute of Public Affairs has written to the Communications Minister Michelle Rowland about the urgent need to rethink Australia’s approach to internet censorship. The decision by Australia’s eSafety Commissioner to order social media companies to take down footage of the knife attack against Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel in a church in Wakefield, Sydney, in April 2024, and to
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CSIRO GenCost Misleads Australians With Flawed Energy Cost Model
22 May 2024

CSIRO GenCost Misleads Australians With Flawed Energy Cost Model

“The CSIRO’s latest GenCost report has again relied on the discredited levelised cost of electricity methodology to calculate energy system costs. This gives Australians and policymakers alike a false understanding of the cost of our energy future,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The CSIRO’s annual GenCost report released today, follows IPA research, published in
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Fixing Australia’s Self-flagellating Education System Will Help Boost ADF Recruitment Drive, Restore Our Sense Of Self
22 May 2024

Fixing Australia’s Self-flagellating Education System Will Help Boost ADF Recruitment Drive, Restore Our Sense Of Self

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on national defence, and its role in the Australian way of life. There was recently a short-lived internet trend where men were asked how often they thought about the Roman Empire.  Surprisingly the men interviewed admit to thinking about the Roman Empire remarkably often.
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Australia’s Energy Market is out of Control – Yallourn Must Remain Open to Avert Blackouts
21 May 2024

Australia’s Energy Market is out of Control – Yallourn Must Remain Open to Avert Blackouts

“Australia’s energy market and its so-called transition is out of control. Today’s warning by AEMO of impending summer blackouts across the east-coast means the Victorian government must keep the Yallourn coal-fired power station open well past its artificial closure date of 2028,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Australian Energy Market Operator’s
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Daniel Wild Discussing Future Net Zero Blackouts 3AW Mornings – 21 May 2024
21 May 2024

Daniel Wild Discussing Future Net Zero Blackouts 3AW Mornings – 21 May 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild joined Tom Elliott on 3AW Mornings to discuss the IPA’s research into Net Zero. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a trancript of the interview. Tom Elliott: All right. Well, we’ve had warnings about blackouts every summer for the
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Environmental Defenders Office Review Stitch Up For Political Allies
17 May 2024

Environmental Defenders Office Review Stitch Up For Political Allies

“Australians can have no confidence in the review ordered by the federal environment minister into the grubby tactics of the Environmental Defenders Office. It is nothing more than a stitch up to protect the government’s political allies,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. In November 2023, the Federal Court granted a last-minute injunction to
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Labor’s Claimed Cap On Overseas Students Is All Talk, No Action
17 May 2024

Labor’s Claimed Cap On Overseas Students Is All Talk, No Action

In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of immigration, and how it’s affecting the standard of living. Labor’s cap on international students will not actually limit the number of students entering Australia. So how can it be called a cap? You know you are in trouble when even Canadian
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