Rights and Freedoms

Plan On Living And Dying With The Virus

On Wednesday, NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro spoke more honestly about COVID-19 than any other politician – state or federal – has done since the outbreak of the virus in Australia in…

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IPA Wins Fight For Freedom Of Speech On Campus

The Institute of Public Affairs has secured a victory in the fight for freedom of speech on campus. Today, the Queensland University of Technology Student Guild made an unreserved apology…

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Lockdown Under: As The UK Opens Up, Australians Face An Endless Cycle Of Restrictions

Spare a thought for your friends Down Under. When England had its Freedom Day on July 19, half of the Australian population were under strict lockdown orders. While Brits were…

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Why England Must Get Out Of Lockdown For Good

The people of England should celebrate their newly restored freedoms. Ignore the Zero Covid fanatics imploring you to stay at home, mask up and pretend it’s March 2020. Australia’s lockdown plight…

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Is This The Most Outrageous Covid Scaremongering Yet?

Have you noticed the latest scare tactic pushed in the Victorian press conferences?  After 16 months of waiting for the dreaded ‘new case’ number to drop each morning, we now…

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Lockdowns, Public Servant Pay Cuts Should Go Hand-in-Hand

“We need to restart our economy. We need to restart our society. We can’t keep Australia under the doona. We need to be able to move ahead.” These were the…

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If Lockdowns ‘Work’, Cut Fat Cats’ Pay

Last month, ABC News reported on the results of a survey of 1157 Victorians conducted in September last year. Those results have just been published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, but amid the…

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Hell No, She Can’t Go

Annastacia Palaszczuk should absolutely be denied an exemption to leave Australia.   Queenslanders are just picking up the pieces after another foolish lockdown, families separated from each other are coming to terms with the halving…

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Will Australians Ever Be Free?

It is estimated that there are fewer than 300 active cases of Covid-19 in Australia. Yet over 12million Australians are currently living under lockdown – more than half the population. This…

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Lockdowns Don’t Work

With over 12 million Australians now living under lockdown, IPA Director of Policy Gideon Rozner implored all politicians in Australia to abandon lockdown policies and commit to alternative ways of…

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Peter Ridd’s Fight Against Groupthink Is One For History Books

Peter Ridd’s stand for academic freedom in the High Court on Wednesday should be remembered as a uniquely heroic moment in this nation’s history. For more than five years Ridd…

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Pandemic Slogans Mask Public Scrutiny

George Orwell would have had an absolute field day analysing the great slogans of the great COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re all in this together”; “The government is following the science”; “We…

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