Australian Way of Life

The Liberal Party Lost By Standing For Nothing

Rather than pander to a loud and privileged elite in teal seats, the Liberal Party must start asking itself what it believes in and seeking support for policies that reflect…

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There’s Room For Debate

Democracy can only work when citizens are both free and keen to hear arguments and speak their minds, argues IPA Senior Fellow Sherry Sufi. Democracy is central to the Australian…

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New ‘Disinformation’ Laws Are A Frightening Grab By Federal Bureaucrats For Control Of Our Online Speech

The idea federal bureaucrats should be given sweeping internet censorship powers to stifle the opinions of mainstream Australians is as bizarre as it is terrifying. When the US Department of…

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Instant Gratification Is A Toxin Poisoning Our Kids

This is an edited extract from Dr Tanveer Ahmed‘s essay Self-Reliance, Youth, and The Task of Character. This article was originally published in The Australian. Snowflakes, easily triggered or unfairly…

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Liberal ‘Broad Church’ Is Now An Inter-faith Dialogue

Robert Menzies didn’t start the Liberal Party to fight for the forgotten people living in harbour mansions. In a speech he made when he was prime minister, John Howard famously…

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Federal Government Must Abandon Plan For Internet Censorship

Dear Minister,  I am writing to you and your colleagues on behalf of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) to share with you our research and analysis of the Federal…

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Major Parties Fail To Understand The Impact of Net Zero On The Hunter

“Both major parties fail to understand the significant economic and social impacts that a policy of net zero emissions by 2050 will have on the Hunter’s workers and community,” said…

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New Curriculum, Same Old Leftist Ideological Bent

The national curriculum determines what every Australian child will be taught from prep to year 10. The latest version, released on Monday and to be implemented from next year, has…

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Net Zero To Hammer The Hunter: Eraring Job Losses Up 40%

“The net zero emissions by 2050 target, supported by both major parties, will inflict irreparable economic and humanitarian damage on the Hunter Valley,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at…

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IPA Touring The Hunter Valley Net Zero Impact Zone

“The Hunter Valley is the canary in the coal-mine for what happens to communities when there is nothing left to replace the resources industry being shut down by net zero,”…

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Labor’s Housing Plan: The Monster Is In The Detail

In 2010, the then Rudd government introduced a 40 per cent tax on mining companies. The tax took the form of a virtual co-investment that saw the Commonwealth attempting to…

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Festivals Of Woke

The dumbing down of our culture is now on steroids Spare a thought for Sydneysiders of a certain ideological persuasion as they are faced with an embarrassment of riches in…

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Activists Masquerading As Educators

The recent news from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) that fewer and fewer students are choosing to study higher mathematics at Secondary school is yet another black mark against…

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Rising Red Tape Under The Morrison Government Is Strangling Australian Business

When the federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg remarked on the inspiration he takes from the Thatcher and Reagan governments in July 2020, he gave Australians an insight into what he had…

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Australians Won’t Pay For Net Zero

“That a significant majority of Australians have again been found willing to pay little or nothing to cut emissions reinforces that support for net zero in the community is shallow…

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Censorship Is The Real Threat To Twitter, Not Elon Musk

If politicians around the world have their way, it won’t be the owner of the company deciding what can be said on the platform but state social media censors. This…

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Don’t Bank On Housing

New homes in Australia cost more than they should, and banks have concentrated too much on home loans at the expense of business lending, argues former ANZ director John Dahlsen….

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Let’s Keep The Lights On

Australia needs so many debates right now: national security, energy security, national curriculum, climate science, the cost of housing, and national debt, to name but a few. Mainstream Australians want…

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