Suss-tainable Cuisine

Cover by Sarah Dudley, illustration by Ben Davis Now Marxism is on the menu On a recent Qantas flight from Sydney to Melbourne, I opened the inflight magazine and after…

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Cut The Fat In The Curriculum

The recent release of the 2022 NAPLAN results were met with a collective sigh of relief from governments and the education sector after the doomsday prediction of students suffering significant…

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Australia’s Ancient Democratic Roots

In 2022, Australia ran an exemplary democratic election in Federal politics. It removed a conservative Coalition government and replaced it with an ALP government. That this was accomplished peacefully, legally,…

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Big State, Big Problems

Government responses to COVID widened the chasm between productive workers and their ‘professional’ overlords, argues historian and IPA Adjunct Fellow Bradley Bowden. The arbitrary actions of Big Government during the…

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Australian Universities Risk Giving The Game Away To China In The Uphill Battle To Defend Our National Security

We face an ongoing struggle to defend our national security against malicious foreign actors, but there is little point if Australian universities are leaving themselves open to the theft of…

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Inflation cost Australian households $7,800 over past year

“The impact of inflation is making it harder for Australian families to make ends meet and this hit to household budgets is only going to grow as inflation rates continue…

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Australia’s Rising Cost Of Living Challenge

Australia is rapidly entering a new economic era of high inflation, high and rising interest rates, intense cost of living pressures, and heavily constrained government budgets ladened with high and…

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Urgent Action Needed To Fix Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis

“Australia’s sentencing policies are causing mass-incarceration, imposing significant social and economic costs on the community, and not delivering the justice outcomes we deserve,” said Professor Mirko Bagaric, the Dean of…

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Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis: Proposed Reforms Of The Australian Sentencing System

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has taken a lead role in providing empirically-grounded reform proposals for the criminal justice system, with a strong focus on reducing incarceration numbers. The…

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Reflections On The 2022 Election

The 2022 federal election ended eight and a half years of what was, in general, a mediocre Coalition government. I say ‘in general’ because the two years of Tony Abbott’s…

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Telling The Truth

‘When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.’ That’s one of my favourite…

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Callide Crisis A Sign Of Things To Come For Our Energy Network

“The shutdown of all the generators at Callide, and the likely blackouts and load-shedding to follow, is a frightening reminder of how fragile Australia’s energy system is thanks to the…

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Elon Musk Giveth, And Elon Musk Taketh Away

Back in the lockdown days, around the time I started fiddling around with cryptocurrency, Elon Musk was hailed as a hero among blockchain enthusiasts when he announced that Tesla had…

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Dutton Plays The Culture Card

Even Dutton’s own side warn him off “populist” issues. But there is not much doubt that education trumps climate with outer suburban mums. For the first three-quarters of Peter Dutton’s…

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Remember The Victims of Communism

The seventh of November each year has been designated ‘Victims of Communism Day’ in the US state of Florida through State legislation sponsored by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. This is…

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Inflation: An ill wind

The spectre of inflation now scares most around the world. Predictions by some economists and central bankers that it would be temporary are proving wrong. Money is losing value at…

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Looking Beneath The Veneer Of Victoria’s Economy

Many are starting to realise that Victoria’s economy is a house of cards built on a foundation of printed money; the question is, for how much longer can this be…

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The Kids Aren’t Alright

The Age of Anxiety has dawned. While this may be easy to dismiss as a natural corollary of the recent pandemic, when one looks a little closer, it’s not hard…

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