Rights and Freedoms

New Zealand Shows Voice To Parliament To Affect All Laws Passed

“The failed New Zealand experiment with race-based co-governance demonstrates how the Voice to Parliament will be weaponised by inner-city activists to ensure race is the primary consideration of all major…

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The Voice To Parliament – An Analysis Of The New Zealand Experience And Australia’s History Of Judicial Activism

One of the key claims made in favour of changing Australia’s Commonwealth Constitution to include an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament is that it will only be…

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David Littleproud Channelling National Party Forefather Arthur Fadden By Opposing Voice To Parliament’s Bureaucratic Overreach

In making a declaration with a notable historical parallel, Littleproud is exercising the kind of critical national leadership needed when Australia has never been more vulnerable to the divisive demands…

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Voice To Parliament Referendum Legislation To Usher In Orwellian Control Of Debate

“The referendum legislation introduced into Parliament today is another attempt to silence debate on the Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament. It is further evidence that the deck is being stacked by…

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Liberals Must Learn That Aspiration Is For The Young Too

Jordan Peterson has no problem appealing to young people but, as demonstrated in Victoria, the Liberal Party isn’t making much headway among the under-40s. Last Saturday night in Melbourne, at…

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Pension Reforms Commencing Today Do Not Go Far Enough To Address Australia’s Worker Shortage

“Pension reforms commencing today still punish age pensioners and veterans who want to work and contribute to the community, and do not go far enough to address Australia’s worker shortage…

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Revenue NSW Fines Debacle Reinforces IPA Call To Cancel All Covid Fines

“Revenue NSW’s decision to waive half the state’s COVID fines is a recognition of the flawed and disproportionate enforcement of lockdowns, which should never have been imposed in the first…

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Race has No Place In the Constitution – MP’s Should Follow Nationals Lead

“The decision by the Nationals to oppose the Voice to Parliament in the foreshadowed referendum demonstrates leadership at a time when Canberra and inner-city elites have never been more enthusiastic…

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Voters Must Say No To Labor’s Naïve Plan To Make Victoria Nearly Totally Reliant On Green Energy By 2035

While the Coalition want to increase gas supply and combat ever-climbing electricity prices, Labor have presented voters with a plan to turn back the clock and – for one –…

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Colombo Picked The Wrong Plan

The self-inflicted ruin of Sri Lanka provides salutary lesson for other countries including Australia, warns IPA Research Fellow Kevin You. Sri Lanka became independent, not in the aftermath of a…

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Living Together

Australia’s continued success as a ‘nation-state’ depends on maintaining the political will to prioritise social cohesion, argues IPA Senior Fellow Sherry Sufi. In his victory speech on 21 May 2022,…

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Victoria’s Election Free-for-all

Government debt has grown to such an extent that both sides of politics seem to believe that a bit more of both won’t matter much in the overall scheme of…

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Australian Farmers Critical To National Security

Having flown to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop 27) in Egypt, Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen has been at pains to point out the Albanese government’s commitment to…

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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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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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