Rights and Freedoms

Libs Like Labor As Far As Eye Can See

At the beginning of every election campaign every politician proclaims “this is the most important election in our lifetime and the future of the country is at stake”. At one...
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Religious Discrimination Bill: A Cure Worse Than the Disease for Australians of Faith

The danger of the Australian government’s new religious discrimination bill is that in adding more laws on top of bad laws, Australians of faith could find it is a cure...
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Submission to the Review Of The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018

Since 1943 the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) ha s undertaken and published research to defend and extend the principles of individual freedom, legal rights, and the rule of law…

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Push To Change Council Name Conflates Past With The Present

Moreland City Council’s decision to change its name after it discovered links to a Jamaican sugar plantation of the same name that employed slaves in the 18th century is part of a...
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Bill Too Vague To Protect Religious Freedom

The Institute of Public Affairs today warned the federal government’s revised Religious Discrimination Bill will fail to address the fundamental threats to religious liberty in Australia contained in state anti-discrimination…

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Why Scott Morrison Must Act On Free Speech

Free speech is fundamental but talk is cheap. Mr Morrison, if you REALLY believe in free speech then it’s time to DO SOMETHING about it. It’s time to repeal section…

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Net-Zero Policies: Taking From The Poor And Giving To The Rich

It is too often overlooked in all the discussions about the “transition” to a net-zero emissions economy that the most consequential transition is that from democratic capitalism to feudal serfdom. This is...
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It’s Hard To Write Rules About Religion

At the last federal election, Labor’s policies were nothing if not ambitious and bold. And with the benefit of hindsight, foolhardy. As one Labor MP subsequently put it, “we made...
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Defending Australian Values From Those Who Want to Tear It Down

There’s a joke that, unlike a tub of yogurt, Australia hasn’t developed any culture after 200 years in the sun. The truth is that Australia has a distinct culture. Those...
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So Much For Amendments To The Pandemic Bill. Habeas Corpus Still Goes Out The Door

The idea that a government could be handed near-absolute power to control the lives of citizens indefinitely ought to be unthinkable in Australia. But this will be the reality if...
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Daniel Andrews’ Pandemic Bill: The Attack On our Democracy

The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (“the Bill”) introduced by the Victorian state government into the Legislative Assembly on 26 October is a demand for power…

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Daniel Andrews’ Pandemic Bill An Unprecedented Attack On Democracy

The Victorian Premier and his officials would be given dictatorial power if its proposed Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 passes through parliament, according to a new…

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What’s The Refund Policy For Australia’s Arts Funding Sinkhole?

Liberal and National leaders have betrayed everyday Australians During the 1990s, the French government spent more, per capita, on culture, than any other country in the world in the hope...
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Teaching Of ‘White Privilege’ Turned Virginia Election

The race for governor in Virginia won by Republican Glenn Youngkin was, to all intents and purposes, a critical race theory election. It should provide valuable insight for Australian politicians...
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Labor Takes France’s Side On Subs

The only mistake Scott Morrison has made in the way he’s handled the French submarine contract is that he should have cancelled it sooner. It’s been obvious for years even...
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Unelected Officials Determined To Influence School History Lessons

The “culture wars” are back and in full swing thanks to the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA). It has produced a National Curriculum which is so overwhelmingly negative...
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Parliament Must Not Permanently Sign Away The Rights Of Victorians

The Institute of Public Affairs has today expressed its alarm at the Victorian Government’s proposal to give itself permanent draconian emergency pandemic powers through provisions contained in the Public Health…

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Boris Johnson Is More Honest On Climate Than Scott Morrison

Boris Johnson’s enthusiasm for his enthusiasms is well known. After he made up his mind as to whether he was for it or against it, Brexit was one of his...
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