Australian Way of Life

Distinctly Australian

An Australian ‘Canon within a Canon’ is problematic yet essential for appreciating the classics and recognising new ones, writes literary critic PETER CRAVEN. The word canon can be a ticklish…

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IPA Congratulates Gina Rinehart AO

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has congratulated Gina Rinehart AO on receiving the award of Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2022 Australia Day…

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History Littered With Good

Use Australia Day to remember the many great achievements of our citizens over the course of time Contrary to what you might hear from members of the left-wing elites who...
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Because History Matters

Taking the Humanities more seriously in Western nations including Australia would help preserve our identity, values, and way of life, argues IPA Senior Fellow Sherry Sufi. Nations of the English-speaking…

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Remembering A Free Australia

In free societies men and women can—under the rule of law—pursue their own self-interest through “truck, barter and exchange” (to use Adam Smith’s words). The stunning increase in prosperity since…

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Victorian Electoral Commission’s Move To Gag Andrew Bogut An Affront To Liberty

It is a sign of how Covid has emboldened the authoritarian instincts of the political class that the Victorian Electoral Commission thought it could silence Andrew Bogut for expressing a...
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BBC’s Funding Axe Proves The Days Of State-Run TV Are Finished

The ABC was meant to be a market failure broadcaster, but given it now slithers into every corner and crevice of Australia’s media market, that reason for being isn’t applicable...
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Australia’s Day Of Moans

Our national day has become an annual festival of bitterness and complaint, led by an elite minority This year, like every year, Australia Day is being commandeered by Australians who...
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Head Of State, Or Elite Race?

I am a republican at heart, and desperately hope to see an Australian republic in my lifetime, but I would be inclined to campaign against the Australian Choice model announced last...
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Morrison Government’s Economic War Crimes Could Cost Liberals Election

Allow me to be the first political commentator this election season, as far as I’m aware, to invoke the immortal motto of one-time Bill Clinton acolyte James Carville, from Clinton’s...
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Djok’s Oz Hitch Is A Uniquely Australian Saga

Even for an Australian here in Melbourne, the Novak Djokovic saga has been bizarre, chaotic and Kafkaesque but also somehow uniquely Australian – with our Prime Minister leaping, Steve Irwin-like, into direct...
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A Year Of Woke Madness

Emboldened by Covid lockdowns, in 2021 the woke took their cancellation games to a whole new level You have to hand it to the woke activists. While the majority of...
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Education Must Never Be Left to the So-Called Elite

Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge fought a spirited battle in 2021 to change the national curriculum so our children hate our country a little less. There is almost complete opposition…

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The Teal Party

Earlier this month, Liberal MP for Wentworth David Sharma said “working with my colleagues, I’ve been able to achieve some important goals, including a commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050.”...
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Put Some Speed Into NBN

The National Broadband Network (NBN) should ultimately go down as one of the worst conceived policy projects in Australian history. On these pages recently Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese criticised the...
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Australia’s National Identity Deserves To Be Preserved

Nation-states not only have a distinct way of life, they typically do all they can to preserve it. Without it, the state’s political and cultural survival would be at risk....
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Legislating On Social Media Is No Remedy For Alienation

It’s clear that social media does great damage to the minds and psychological wellbeing of young people. Perhaps legislation can do something to address this, but to try to do...
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The ABC’s Vibe Needs Correcting

Without even having listened to the IPA’s documentary podcast Their ABC, ABC board member Joe Gersh criticised the podcast but made an interesting admission – that the ABC’s vibe is more left...
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