Research

Enemies Of Free Speech
17 April 2012

Enemies Of Free Speech

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by cabinet minister in the Howard government, and Fellow with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Dr David Kemp. Infringements on freedom of speech are hard to justify, and they should be. The public debate that grows out of freedom of speech is the fundamental social
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Time For Abbott To Deliver
17 April 2012

Time For Abbott To Deliver

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. If 2011 was Julia Gillard’s year of decision and delivery. 2012 needs to be Tony Abbott’s. Here’s hoping he has more success. The opposition leader needs to decide if he is going to be a populist, political opportunist-or a leader, a genuine alternative prime minister.
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20 February 2012

Project Western Australia: A Growth and Productivity Agenda for the Next Government

The need for sound economic reform never ends. But there has never been a more important time than now. In this important volume, John Hyde and Andrew Pickford pull together the most important priorities for the next government of Western Australia. Drawn from a wealth of material, these policy ideas and proposals are inspired by a vision of a free, rich, and globally prominent Western
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28 August 2011

The Sunday Debate: Are Juries A Waste Of Time?

Ainslie Van Onselen and Tim Wilson go head-to-head on whether or not juries are a waste of time. AINSLIE VAN ONSELEN: Ask anyone who has sat on a jury trial and you will hear spine-chilling stories: jury members changing their minds at the 11th hour because they want to get home for the weekend; assumptions of guilt due to race
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State Socialism in Victoria (Review)
6 April 2011

State Socialism in Victoria (Review)

In 1932, Victoria was in financial and political crisis. A vast debt had arisen from vast and unwieldy schemes of state development; noble causes and awful execution. The state enterprises had been captured by the unions and their management hamstrung by the un- willingness of politicians to consider efficiencies, fare and tariff adjustments, and the necessity to employ modern management
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The National Curriculum: A Critique
24 January 2011

The National Curriculum: A Critique

The National Curriculum: A Critique is the first in a series of monographs from the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The legacy of Western Civilisation is rich, complex, and essential – the foundations on which Australia’s society and political system, and large swathes of our culture and history, have been built. So why are  the basics of Western Civilisation absent
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25 April 2010

Keeping Super Safe: A Call For Greater Transparency From Superannuation Funds

Disclosure levels by Australian superannuation funds are inadequate. Disclosure levels should meet international benchmarks to adequately protect Australians’ superannuation savings. The role of some Australian superannuation industry funds as ‘default’ funds in Australia’s industry relations system constitutes government-granted special financial privileges. While customers can opt-out of industry funds defaulted by the industrial award system, few do so. Download document
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10 March 2009

Obama’s Presidency for Dummies

Scott Hargreaves reviews Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, 2005, 944 pages) In selecting Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State President Obama has made history repeat itself. His historical guide-book is Team of Rivals, a big fat gem of a book from Doris Kearns Goodwin which has proven irresistible to the US political class and also
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25 February 2009

100 Great Book Of Liberty: The Essential Introduction To The Greatest Idea Of Western Civilisation

100 Great Books of Liberty is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the books which made liberty the most important idea of Western Civilisation. From Plato’s The Republic and The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, to Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, these 100 books have laid the foundation for the modern world. Covering history, biography, philosophy, politics,
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10 July 2008

I Was A Teenage Revolutionary

Scott Hargreaves reviews Young Stalin. Young Stalin is in the best Hollywood tradition of the prequel. Written after the highly rated and popular work on Stalin, The Court of the Red Tsar, Young Stalin delves into his early life as a son, student, poet, radical, husband, gangster, and conspiracist. Also in the Hollywood tradition, the author, Simon Montefiore, has the
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