Minister On The Right Course

Make no mistake. The new National Curriculum which the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is attempting to impose on Australian children has nothing to do with education, and…

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Retreat At Last From Zero-Covid

A few days ago Australians got as much of an acknowledgement of the failure of the country’s always-doomed-to-fail “zero-COVID” strategy as they’re ever likely to get. On Monday on these…

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Australia Is At Breaking Point

Protesters shot with rubber bullets. Teenagers chased off beaches by police helicopters. Rescue dogs shot dead. This is how Australia, once branded as a model for tackling Covid, is behaving 18 months…

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We Australians Are Sick Of The Zero-Covid Delusion

Yes, everything you’ve heard about Australia and coronavirus is true. Yes, the entire city of Greater Sydney has been in full lockdown since late June, at which time there were 82…

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Educating Melitta

Of the many presentations which were delivered at the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) conference held in July, one particular address caught the attention of the mainstream…

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Putting A Price On The Cost Of Covid Lockdowns

We are not – and have never been – ‘in this together’. As thousands of Australians lined up outside Centrelink in March last year, the politicians and bureaucrats responsible watched from…

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Abuse Of Power Is Appalling

The closure of state parliament last week and the reintroduction of a nightly curfew across Melbourne are stunning reminders of the lawlessness that has characterised Victoria’s government under the guise…

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Radical New National Curriculum Rubbished

The IPA welcomes Alan Tudge’s, Minister for Education, letter to the acting chairman of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Minister Tudge should be congratulated on his decision…

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Lockdowns Crush Small Business Workers

Small business workers across Australia have been devastated by the recent wave of lockdowns, losing 420,000 jobs in just 21 days – or 20,000 jobs per day – according to…

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NSW Real Unemployment Almost Double Official Rate

Analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs estimates that the real unemployment rate for NSW was 8.7% in the month of July, almost double the official rate of 4.5%. This…

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New Zealand’s Zero Covid Trap

If you live are one of the 4,060 people who live in Balclutha on New Zealand’s South Island, you are forbidden from visiting friends or family, sitting down at a café,…

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Our Politicians Have Created A Cringing Covid Mentality

“The EPL is back” shouted commentator after commentator this weekend as cameras panned across sold-out, maskless crowds across English stadiums. The English Premier League is just not the EPL without…

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