Rights and Freedoms

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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Energy Security Is National Security

Featured Image: A compressor station of the Jagal natural gas pipeline stands near Mallnow, Germany, on March 21, 2022. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) As Ukraine burns and a worldwide inflationary crisis...
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Victorian COVID-19 Detention Powers Could Be Unconstitutional: IPA Report

The Institute of Public Affairs has today published new research highlighting how the powers of detention in the Victorian government’s pandemic management legislation could be struck down for being incompatible…

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Daniel Andrews’ ‘Casual’ Betrayal Of Workers

The Victorian government’s Sick Pay Guarantee, launched on March 14 of this year, provides taxpayer-funded sick and personal leave entitlements to casual workers in the hope of leading a broader...
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You’re Wrong Premier Dan Andrews, Young Aussies Still Dream of Owning Homes

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media on in Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 26, 2021. (Darrian Traynor/Getty Images) The ability to own one’s home is central to the Australian way…

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Kitching Wasn’t Just Bullied – She Was A Victim Of Cancel Culture

The treatment meted out to Kimberley Kitching by some of her Labor “colleagues” was on any definition bullying, nasty and completely unfair. But that’s politics – politics, like life, is...
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Ukraine War Spells The End Of The Golden Arches Peace Theory

For the past quarter of a century, we’ve wanted to believe Francis Fukuyama and Thomas Friedman were right. And we’ve acted as if they were right. Fukuyama’s book The End...
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Net Zero Is A National Security Risk

Greens leader Adam Bandt last week asserted we need “a government plan that helps workers move out of industries that are shutting down and into other well-paid secure jobs, including...
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More To Be Done To Protect People Of Faith

In the same way former Attorney- General George Brandis caused freedom of speech to be redefined as “the right to be a bigot”, so too has the Prime Minister derailed...
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The Cut That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Recent calls for Scott Morrison to commit to tax reform are well made. But given his and his government’s track record, it might be best to leave the task to someone else....
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Red Tape Cuts A Great First Step: IPA

“The red tape reduction achievements outlined today by Ben Morton demonstrates economic vision and leadership and provides the foundation for an even more ambitious deregulation agenda,” said Daniel Wild, Director…

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How the Liberals have found their inner Kevin

Whether there’s now much difference between the Liberals and the ALP is a constant topic of conversation among the members of each party. Liberals ask how a $1 trillion of...
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