Rights and Freedoms

New ‘Disinformation’ Laws Are A Frightening Grab By Federal Bureaucrats For Control Of Our Online Speech

The idea federal bureaucrats should be given sweeping internet censorship powers to stifle the opinions of mainstream Australians is as bizarre as it is terrifying. When the US Department of…

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Liberal ‘Broad Church’ Is Now An Inter-faith Dialogue

Robert Menzies didn’t start the Liberal Party to fight for the forgotten people living in harbour mansions. In a speech he made when he was prime minister, John Howard famously…

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Federal Government Must Abandon Plan For Internet Censorship

Dear Minister,  I am writing to you and your colleagues on behalf of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) to share with you our research and analysis of the Federal…

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New Curriculum, Same Old Leftist Ideological Bent

The national curriculum determines what every Australian child will be taught from prep to year 10. The latest version, released on Monday and to be implemented from next year, has…

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Labor’s Housing Plan: The Monster Is In The Detail

In 2010, the then Rudd government introduced a 40 per cent tax on mining companies. The tax took the form of a virtual co-investment that saw the Commonwealth attempting to…

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Festivals Of Woke

The dumbing down of our culture is now on steroids Spare a thought for Sydneysiders of a certain ideological persuasion as they are faced with an embarrassment of riches in…

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Censorship Is The Real Threat To Twitter, Not Elon Musk

If politicians around the world have their way, it won’t be the owner of the company deciding what can be said on the platform but state social media censors. This…

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Net Zero Means ‘No Coal’

The reality has finally dawned on Labor that Net Zero means no new coal projects. This is something that the Greens and the Climate Council have been saying for years…

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Not Art For The Masses

Australia Council for the Arts seems to be wasting taxpayers’ money on obscure fringe artists The Morrison government’s announcement that it has appointed five new Board members to the Australia…

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Why It’s No Contest On The Economy

The ALP of the 2020s has lost interest in Australia’s economic future. And the Coalition appears to be following suit. It says a great deal about the condition of Australian…

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Voice Referendum A Betrayal Of 1967 Legacy

“Holding a referendum on an Indigenous voice to parliament on the anniversary of the 1967 referendum is a backwards and retrograde step which will destroy the progress to racial equality…

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Self-reliance, Youth, And The Task Of Character

The Institute of Public Affairs has published a new report by Sydney-based psychiatrist and author Dr Tanveer Ahmed entitled Self-reliance, Youth and the Task of Character. All human beings need meaning…

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Now it’s ScoMo’s Ministry of Truth

Why are the Liberals silencing free speech? The Morrison government’s plans to give regulators new powers to crack down on online speech is an authoritarian and dangerous policy that could…

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Frydenberg’s Budget Is A Spendathon, But Is It Any Good?

The government’s much-anticipated 2022-23 Budget contains the usual set of massive spending programs characteristic of an election year. Many of these are warranted and arguably long overdue – such as…

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Fighting The Free Money Syndrome

Tesla drivers, the Morrison government and the Reserve Bank are united by the same idea. That it does not really matter where money comes from. It is a strange world…

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Everything We Say, Do And Write Now Seems Racist

This week, the Diversity Council of Australia released a report Racism At Work, which claims less than one-third of workers believe their organisations are proactive in preventing workplace racism. According…

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Leader Of The Free World

Only last week, the Northern Beaches rural fire brigades were helping to clean up after the second one-in-100-year flood to hit the Hawkesbury in just 12 months. Yet despite the clinging…

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We Must Protect The Australian Way Of Life

The damage done to the American psyche through unrelenting attacks on its core values. For Australia, it is a cautionary tale. Our way of life has faced some serious challenges...
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