Australian Way of Life

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Australia Needs More Democracy, Not Less
15 March 2024

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Australia Needs More Democracy, Not Less

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director discuss the future of the AUKUS partnership and the growing challenges on the international front. The surprise results of the Irish referenda are dissected. And Tony shares his perspective on why four year fixed terms are a bad
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Support For Criminal Justice Reform Via Outback Ranch Program Welcomed
15 March 2024

Support For Criminal Justice Reform Via Outback Ranch Program Welcomed

“Momentum is building for criminal justice reform with further support for proposals to establish innovative outback ranch work programs to get troubled youths off the streets, give them skills, and get them into work,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA welcomes the initiative of the Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton and David
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New ABS Data Confirms Record Unplanned Migration Continues
15 March 2024

New ABS Data Confirms Record Unplanned Migration Continues

“The latest ABS data shows the federal government has not honoured its promise to ‘normalise’ Australia’s migration intake, as it continues to bring in an unprecedented number of arrivals without any plan for how they will be accommodated,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released new overseas arrivals
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Loser Victoria Shouldn’t Be A GST Winner
15 March 2024

Loser Victoria Shouldn’t Be A GST Winner

In this article, John Roskam contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into Australia’s economic prosperity. Any federal government, Labor or Liberal, that’s serious about reforming Commonwealth-state relations would stop rewarding the Victorian government’s disastrous financial mismanagement. The office sweepstakes for the Melbourne Cup is a tradition in Victoria. There are prizes for those holding the ticket for the horses that
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New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform
14 March 2024

New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“The latest ABS data again shows prisons are fast approaching capacity, as violent crime continues to surge. It is clear we need to focus on who we incarcerate and how we can get more people into work and a better life,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Corrective services data released today by the Australian
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Truth In Political Advertising’ A Disguise For Elites’ Attack On Free Speech And Democracy
14 March 2024

Truth In Political Advertising’ A Disguise For Elites’ Attack On Free Speech And Democracy

“So-called ‘truth in political advertising’ laws are nothing more than a brazen attack on free speech, and are fundamentally designed to shut down political opposition to the agendas of the federal government and the political elite,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, it has been reported that the federal government is
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Future Of Energy Is Costly
13 March 2024

Future Of Energy Is Costly

In this article, Rocco Loiacono contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero. I believe it was Albert Einstein who stated that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting a different result. This, it seems, is Energy Minister Chris Bowen’s modus operandi – insisting renewable energy is
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How Australia Was Made – Series Launch
13 March 2024

How Australia Was Made – Series Launch

How Australia Was Made is an educational research project of The Centre for the Australian Way of Life at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). It consists of series of research essays written specifically for an Australian audience tracing the development of Western Civilisation through successive time periods. They take us from Ancient Greece to Modern Australia in a manner
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What Secret Is Labor Hiding With Their Nature Positive Plan?
13 March 2024

What Secret Is Labor Hiding With Their Nature Positive Plan?

In this article, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into red tape and its impact on Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. As it approaches its second anniversary, the Albanese Government has demonstrated a clear pattern of behaviour when implementing its radical policy agenda. Step one: come up with an inoffensive and simplistic name for controversial legislative changes, like
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Daniel Wild On The Rita Panahi Show Discussing Criminal Justice Reforms – 12 March 2024
12 March 2024

Daniel Wild On The Rita Panahi Show Discussing Criminal Justice Reforms – 12 March 2024

In this interview, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into criminal justice. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Rita Panahi: Let’s talk about something serious though. We’ve been talking about this issue on this programme just about
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