Rights and Freedoms

Sketchy Laws To Silence Us

Waving the Australian flag could soon land you in jail in Victoria because members of the Liberal, National and Labor parties appear to believe Victorians are racist. This is just…

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Australia And The Inhumanity Of Zero Covid

The Australian government has made it illegal for its own citizens to return to Australia. In a crowded field of tyrannical power abuses by governments across Australia during the pandemic –…

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Australia Risks Undermining Its Covid Success With Monstrous Border Policies

Australia is cementing its place at the top table of international relations with Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s arrival in London today for the G7 foreign ministers summit. The Antipodean nation has…

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Race Is Not Relevant

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s recommitment to the indigenous Voice to parliament would not “strengthen our nation” – it would irrevocably and permanently break the country along racial lines. The Uluru…

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Gender quotas bake in cookie-cutter MPs

One of the problems when you start replacing merit as the criterion for appointment to a position or role, or to become a Liberal Party MP, with some other basis…

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Legislated Voice A Smokescreen For Radical And Divisive Constitutional Change

The Institute of Public Affairs commends the Prime Minister Scott Morrison for ruling out a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice. However, as I wrote in The Australian today, a legislated voice is being used…

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Constitutional Ban On Fracking Autocratic, Illiberal and Undemocratic

The state government’s attempt to impose a constitutional ban on fracking is an unprecedented attack on democracy. No policy restriction like this exists in the Victorian constitution. Never before in…

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Craig Kelly: Cancel Culture Has Now Come To The Government’s Backbenches

That Craig Kelly does not believe he can speak “frankly” and “fearlessly” on important public policy matters such as the government’s health response to the coronavirus from the government benches…

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Mainstream Australians Overwhelmingly Support Free Speech

A new poll of 1,038 Australians commissioned by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has found that Australians overwhelmingly support freedom of speech, according to new polling commissioned by…

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Fly-Past Coral Surveys

This morning, Peter Ridd’s legal team will be asking the High Court to hear his appeal against his sacking by James Cook University. The High Court does not agree to…

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An Indigenous Voice To Parliament: Not As Simple As Some Would Have You Believe

Advocates for an Indigenous Voice to parliament see the proposal for a legislated option merely as a stepping stone to radical constitutional change rather than the compromise some conservatives think it could be.  …

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Saving The Australian Way of Life – Transcript

Read Tony Abbott’s comments here. Watch the video here. John Roskam: Hello – My name is John Roskam – I am the Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs….

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