Rights and Freedoms

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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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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It Was China Built The Wall

Those blaming Australia for problems with China should examine Xi Jinping’s destructive changes in direction, as we carefully weigh our response, argues author and history scholar Paul Monk. The past…

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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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A Tale Of Two Cities

It is a tale of two cities. First is Barcaldine, Queensland, which has been left reeling after a proposed coal-fired power station was recently crushed by state and federal Labor…

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Don’t let your guard down, the Islamist terror threat is as real as ever 21 years on from the 9/11 attacks that shocked the world

As the West is distracted by domestic issues and the rise of Russia and China, the threat of Islamist militancy hasn’t disappeared. It’s in hibernation. Twenty-one years have passed since…

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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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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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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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Mikhail Gorbachev Was A Socialist Through And Through – Not The Heroic Pro-capitalist He’s Being Painted Out To Be

Gorbachev has been widely remembered for his promotion of free enterprise and democracy, but not for his true goal of restoring the socialist Bolshevik principles upon which the Soviet Union…

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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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Defending Country Worth Fighting For

English historian Edward Gibbon attributed the decline and fall of the Roman Empire not to the invading barbarians but to the loss of civic virtue among its people. Today, as…

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