Australian Way of Life

Stage Three Tax Cut Debate Will Be Cancelled

Labor running a ‘big national conversation’ about ‘how we fund the things that we value’ will end up only one way – a discussion on how to raise taxes. And…

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Hard Lessons: Reckoning The Economic, Social, And Humanitarian Costs Of Zero-Covid

In response to the covid-19 pandemic, Australia imposed some of the strictest measures in the western world. The restrictions dramatically changed every aspect of society and human dynamics and engagement….

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The Crime Of Criminalising Everyday Life: The Rule Of Law Discarded In Victoria’s Covid-19 Response

The criminal law was the main instrument employed by the Victorian government to force Victorians to comply with the strictest covid-19 lockdown in the world. More than 50,000 normally law-abiding…

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International Expert Dr Jay Bhattacharya Welcomes IPA Covid Reponse Research

“The simple fact is our governments got it wrong. Contemporary warnings issued by Dr Bhattacharya, and his colleagues should have been heeded and the pain and suffering of our failed…

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Australia’s Covid-19 Pandemic Response Failed Us

“Australia must now urgently take stock of the criminalisation of everyday life, the enormous expense, and the future health, education and societal impacts of COVID lockdowns and restrictions,” said Scott…

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Universities Need To Stop Being The Enablers Of Social Activism

In his inaugural address, John F. Kennedy said, “civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.” Words clearly not understood by students at the…

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As We Honour Queen Elizabeth II’s Passing, Let Us Pay Tribute To The Glorious Survival Skills Of Our Constitutional Monarchy

Against all odds, the monarchy is among the few still at the crease.  Now is the time to remember the virtues of our constitution which continue to stand the test…

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More Harm Than Good

A cost–benefit analysis clearly shows far more harm than good came from Australia’s oppressive COVID lockdowns, economics professor Gigi Foster has found. It is possible that lockdown[s] will go down…

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AFLW Disrespect A Towering Female Role Model

The AFL decision to renege on its commitment last weekend to observe a minute’s silence to honour the passing of Queen Elizabeth II before AFLW matches has greater long-term repercussions…

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‘Quick, somebody call a Diversity Officer!!’

Identity politics is seriously damaging our most important institutions It is not just young and impressionable university students who are being compelled to attend virtual re-education camps before being permitted…

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Zoe Buhler’s Day Off

Dan’s miscarriage of justice Of all the images of Victorians suffering through two years in lockdown, the most indelible surely is that of a heavily pregnant Zoe Buhler being arrested…

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Kelty Puts Politics First, Good Policy Second

Bill Kelty is a political genius. But his ideas are grounded in the world of three decades ago – just like Labor’s jobs summit. Bill Kelty is a political genius….

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Proposed Tax Cuts Will Benefit Every Australian

Australia is one of the highest taxing nations in the developed world. Yet there are calls from some quarters for substantial tax cuts, due to start from 2024, to be…

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IPA Research: Red And Green Tape is Strangling Australia’s Farming Future

“Each year there are more city-based bureaucrats with clipboards telling farmers what they can and can’t do, than there are actual farmers. Red and green tape is strangling Australia’s farming…

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Keynote Address To Pastoralists And Graziers Association On Institute Of Public Affairs Research

It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to address the annual convention of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia. Across Australia, there are vanishingly…

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Morrison: The Spinner That Lost

It is a shame Scott Morrison picked politics over cricket as a profession, as there are only so many ways people will like you for being a spinner. The much-discussed revelation…

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What Zoe Did

On Tuesday 30 August, Victoria Police dropped its charges against Zoe Buhler who was arrested by Victoria Police in 2020 for calling for a protest against lockdowns on Facebook. Here’s…

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These Pointless Council Projects Just Don’t Rate

It was not that long ago that Australia’s local councils just got on with the job of delivering on the three Rs – roads, rates and rubbish. However, barely a…

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