Rights and Freedoms

Why a move to home quarantine is long overdue

For those stuck in their umpteenth lockdown – despair not! It seems that after 18 months of working from home, someone in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has finally found a...
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Retreat At Last From Zero-Covid

A few days ago Australians got as much of an acknowledgement of the failure of the country’s always-doomed-to-fail “zero-COVID” strategy as they’re ever likely to get. On Monday on these…

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Australia Is At Breaking Point

Protesters shot with rubber bullets. Teenagers chased off beaches by police helicopters. Rescue dogs shot dead. This is how Australia, once branded as a model for tackling Covid, is behaving 18 months…

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We Australians Are Sick Of The Zero-Covid Delusion

Yes, everything you’ve heard about Australia and coronavirus is true. Yes, the entire city of Greater Sydney has been in full lockdown since late June, at which time there were 82…

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Putting A Price On The Cost Of Covid Lockdowns

We are not – and have never been – ‘in this together’. As thousands of Australians lined up outside Centrelink in March last year, the politicians and bureaucrats responsible watched from…

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Abuse Of Power Is Appalling

The closure of state parliament last week and the reintroduction of a nightly curfew across Melbourne are stunning reminders of the lawlessness that has characterised Victoria’s government under the guise…

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New Zealand’s Zero Covid Trap

If you live are one of the 4,060 people who live in Balclutha on New Zealand’s South Island, you are forbidden from visiting friends or family, sitting down at a café,…

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Our Politicians Have Created A Cringing Covid Mentality

“The EPL is back” shouted commentator after commentator this weekend as cameras panned across sold-out, maskless crowds across English stadiums. The English Premier League is just not the EPL without…

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Something Very Fishy

When leaders pursue the politics of catastrophe, the cure becomes worse than the disease, writes IPA Research Fellow Morgan Begg in this review of Niall Ferguson’s new book. It seemed…

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New Polling Shows Strong Belief Media Covid Coverage Has Been Alarmist

Covid-19 is addictive, not just for the political class but for Australia’s mainstream media.   At the beginning of the pandemic, people flocked to traditional media to see the dramatic scenes…

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Libs In Name Only Cancel Christensen’s Dissent

It’s hard to know what will remain of the Liberal Party at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. As an organisation it will continue on, it will have representatives in…

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Chasing Zero Covid Means Zero Hope

In recent weeks, some have commented that it feels like Australia is back in March 2020. A year and a half have passed, and we have learned much about the…

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