Rights and Freedoms

Parliament Must Not Permanently Sign Away The Rights Of Victorians

The Institute of Public Affairs has today expressed its alarm at the Victorian Government’s proposal to give itself permanent draconian emergency pandemic powers through provisions contained in the Public Health…

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Boris Johnson Is More Honest On Climate Than Scott Morrison

Boris Johnson’s enthusiasm for his enthusiasms is well known. After he made up his mind as to whether he was for it or against it, Brexit was one of his...
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No Choice On Net-Zero? Really, Prime Minister?

Believing we always have a choice is key to living in a free, liberal, democratic society like Australia. That’s why it is so concerning that the Prime Minister thinks Australians…

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Vaccine Mandates On Victorian Parliamentarians Unconstitutional: IPA

The Institute of Public Affairs has today expressed its alarm at the bipartisan, anti-democratic, and unconstitutional motions passed in the Victorian Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly to exclude any elected…

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A Catch-22 Defeated Peter Ridd – But There’s Still Hope For Academic Freedom

Peter Ridd has lost in the High Court, but the judgment has nevertheless set an important precedent in favour of academic freedom. Ridd was sacked by James Cook University in…

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Ruling Against Ridd Shines Light On Cancel Culture

*Pictured above: Former James Cook University researcher Peter Ridd. Picture: Jamila Toderas The High Court of Australia’s verdict in favour of James Cook University’s right to sack one of its...
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Little To be Proud Of

Liberal and National leaders have betrayed everyday Australians There is no doubt that Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes a great deal of pleasure in talking about freedom. A few months...
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Lessons From Merkel’s Failed ‘Teal’ Electoral Strategy

Pictured above: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on August 31, 2021. (Markus...
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Academic Groupthink: Is Nick Coatsworth The New Peter Ridd?

Never has it been so important for Australian universities to be places of free intellectual inquiry than it is right now. But it is the most pressing issue of our times –...
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Rule Of Law, Not Rule By Lawyers

A federal Independent Commission Against Corruption would make Australia’s politics even more like America’s politics than it is already. ‘Americanised’ politics is the seemingly unstoppable transfer of the power of...
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There’s Solidarity With The CFMEU

Many Victorians would not condone some of the methods angry unionists are utilising to make their point. But they would sympathise with the protesters’ message. An out-of-control pandemic, riots, earthquakes...
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This Headline Is ‘Hateful’ To Victorians

Anything you say could be a crime under the Andrews government It’s not hard to see why Michael O’Brien’s leadership of the Liberal party in Victoria had become so tenuous...
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