Rights and Freedoms

Net-Zero Policies: Taking From The Poor And Giving To The Rich
19 November 2021

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

This article was originally published in The Epoch Times and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. It is too often overlooked in all the discussions about the “transition” to a net-zero emissions economy that the
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It’s Hard To Write Rules About Religion
18 November 2021

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 ourselves so big a target you could see us from the moon”. For next year’s election, Labor is going to try something different as it goes from one extreme to
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Defending Australian Values From Those Who Want to Tear It Down
18 November 2021

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 who make such jokes just don’t like it. It’s part of our national character as Australians to not take ourselves too seriously, but this poses a dilemma when we’re confronted
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So Much For Amendments To The Pandemic Bill. Habeas Corpus Still Goes Out The Door
16 November 2021

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 the Andrews Victorian government is successful in ramming its new pandemic management legislation through the legislative council this week. In addition to the existing public health emergency powers, the Public Health
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Daniel Andrews’ Pandemic Bill: The Attack On our Democracy
15 November 2021

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 that is unprecedented in Australia’s peacetime history. The purpose of the Bill is to insert into the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 provisions which would confer additional, extraordinary, and
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What’s The Refund Policy For Australia’s Arts Funding Sinkhole?
10 November 2021

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

This article was originally published in The Epoch Times and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. Liberal and National leaders have betrayed everyday Australians During the 1990s, the French government spent more, per
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Teaching Of ‘White Privilege’ Turned Virginia Election
5 November 2021

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 into the real concerns of mainstream Australians, as well as an opportunity for the government to use education to shape the next election. Virginia is incredibly significant because it is
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Labor Takes France’s Side On Subs
4 November 2021

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 to those with absolutely no expertise in the examination of the minutiae of $90 billion defence contracts that the deal was a dud. The government spending $250,000 of taxpayers’ money
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Unelected Officials Determined To Influence School History Lessons
2 November 2021

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 about Australia and its past, that future generations of Australians might be reluctant to defend this country. In June 2019, Australia’s federal, state and territory education ministers requested that the
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Parliament Must Not Permanently Sign Away The Rights Of Victorians
26 October 2021

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 and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 introduced into the Legislative Assembly today. “It will mean the end of democratic government in Victoria if this Bill passes,” said Morgan Begg,
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