Rights and Freedoms

Parliamentary Research Brief – How Sensible Criminal Justice Reform Would Help Solve Over-incarceration And Worker Shortages

Our latest research brief discusses Australia’s alarming incarceration rate and nationwide worker shortages. IPA research has found that over-incarceration and worker shortages could be addressed by adopting sensible criminal justice…

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New Zealand Shows Us How The Voice Will Work

There were two important announcements on Thursday March 16, concerning the question that will be asked at the Voice to Parliament referendum later this year. They serve as a glaring…

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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: ‘Crackers’ to Remove Moira Deeming from Liberal Party

See below for show notes: This week former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA Tony Abbott argues that surely it must be possible for someone to stand up…

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Right To Faith-Based Education Sacrificed At The Altar Of Progressivism

If, like most of us, you are under the impression that parents have a “right” to see their children educated within their own values system, you are mistaken. In practice…

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Voice Wording Confirms Mainstream Australia’s Fears Of A New Age Of Racial Division

“The proposed wording of the question to be put to the upcoming referendum confirms that the Voice is not a modest request, as the Prime Minister asserts, but a dangerous…

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One Voice: Racial Equality In The Australian Constitution

The Institute of Public Affairs was founded in 1943 as a non-profit educational research organisation with the objectives: to further the individual, social, political, and economic freedom of the Australian…

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Failing Our Students With A Failed Curriculum

“Australian students should be learning how to read and write, yet the latest version of the National Curriculum is indoctrinating them with identity politics, critical race theory, and radical green…

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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: AUKUS Subs Good For Australia

See below for show notes: IPA distinguished fellow and former prime minister Tony Abbott argues that the new US submarine deal is good for Australia’s national security, but much more…

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The Truth Is Out There: COVID-19 Was About Politics, Not Science

When The New York Times allows its star columnist to write an oped revealing that mask mandates did nothing to stop the spread, it’s obvious something is changing the narrative…

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Voice Activists Speaking Out Of Both Sides Of Their Mouth

So are the courts involved with the Voice or not? ‘It’s not happening. And it’s good that it is happening.’ This phrase came to mind after witnessing an apparent about-face…

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Let Them Work: How Criminal Justice Reform Can Help Address Australia’s Worker Shortage

Australia is experiencing both an incarceration crisis and an unprecedented worker shortage. Sensible criminal justice reform can address the excessive burden on Australia’s prison system while also filling persistent job…

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Australia’s Incarceration Crisis Is Worker Shortage Solution

“As Australia faces simultaneous incarceration and worker shortage crises, many low-risk non-violent offenders could be gainfully employed in the community right now without risk,” said Professor Mirko Bagaric, Dean of…

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Australia’s Two Nations

In 1999, Australia conducted its largest taxpayer-funded focus group – the referendum on a republic. Voting in the referendum was compulsory with 95.1 per cent of Australians eligible to vote…

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The Genius Of Patrick White

Patrick White is far and away the greatest writer Australia has ever produced in any medium and not to take stock of this would be a very sad thing indeed….

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That’s How it Was

I think I would have been around ten years-old when I watched the film ‘Ladri di biciclette’, known in English as ‘Bicycle Thieves’ or ‘The Bicycle Thief’. Produced and directed…

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Their Fiery Cross Of Union

Their Fiery Cross of Union’ is a brilliant book and one of the most important works of Australian history to appear in recent years. It is deeply insightful, beautifully written,…

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Plagued: Australian’s Two Years Of Hell – The Inside Story

In April 2022, a month before the federal election Gideon Rozner, the Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, was a guest on the ABC’s Q+A program. When…

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The Destruction Of Australian History

In 2017 Australia’s oldest university, The University of Sydney launched what it described as a ‘brand campaign’ to advertise itself to potential students and donors. The campaign was called ‘Unlearn’….

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