Rights and Freedoms

Australia’s Forever Lockdown
9 June 2021

Australia’s Forever Lockdown

Melbourne’s fourth lockdown was supposed to finish last Thursday. After a week of restrictions, Melburnians were supposed to have their freedoms restored. But on Thursday, the state of Victoria, which is home to 6.6million people, recorded nine new cases of community transmission. This brought the total number of Covid cases in Victoria’s cluster to 54. Instead of relaxing restrictions, the Victoria state government
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The Dan Show
7 June 2021

The Dan Show

Strap on your masks and break out the hand sanitiser – The Dan Show is back for a fourth season, sans Dan!   Debuting in March 2020, The Dan Show follows bumbling anti-hero Dan Andrews as he veers from one authoritarian edict or bureaucratic bungle to another, fronting up at each episode’s press conference to escape, MacGyver-like, from any and all consequence or accountability.  From an initial
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Victorian Lockdown Could Eliminate PM
4 June 2021

Victorian Lockdown Could Eliminate PM

For 6.6 million Victorians the cycle of lockdowns begins again. Schools closed, business shut, and the life of communities asphyxiated. And as Victorians know by now, after a total of more than five months of lockdown, with the lockdowns come the evasions, the half-truths, and the obfuscations delivered by the Andrews government, that the Melbourne media then repeats uncritically. Last year Victorians
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The IPA Reacts To Morrison’s Bailout Of Andrews Government
3 June 2021

The IPA Reacts To Morrison’s Bailout Of Andrews Government

IPA Director of Research Daniel Wild today slammed the decision of the federal government to provide further payments to Victorians, saying it will simply encourage more, longer, and heavier lockdowns. “Every step of the way the federal Coalition has provided excuses for and has bailed out the Andrews government.” “Victorians can be sure that lockdowns will continue for as long
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The IPA’s Reaction To Lockdown Extension
2 June 2021

The IPA’s Reaction To Lockdown Extension

Today is a crushing blow for Victorians. The Andrews government has persisted with a failed and destructive policy by extending the lockdown. IPA Director of Research Daniel Wild made these comments about the extension. “The extension of the lockdown shows that the original lockdown was a failure. Lockdowns do not stop the propagation of the virus over the long-term. We
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Lockdown Is Not The Answer
27 May 2021

Lockdown Is Not The Answer

The best domestic and international evidence shows lockdowns do not work, says Daniel Wild. Today, Victoria begins its fourth lockdown. Daniel Wild shared his comments with the media: “The best domestic and international evidence shows lockdowns do not work.” “Those who are imposing the lockdowns in government and the bureaucracy are not those who will face the costs of the
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Sketchy Laws To Silence Us
8 May 2021

Sketchy Laws To Silence Us

Waving the Australian flag could soon land you in jail in Victoria because members of the Liberal, National and Labor parties appear to believe Victorians are racist. This is just one of the many devastating consequences to Australian freedoms if an unprecedented proposal to overhaul Victoria’s anti-vilification laws are adopted. The recently released Inquiry into Anti-vilification Protections from the Legislative
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Australia And The Inhumanity Of Zero Covid
5 May 2021

Australia And The Inhumanity Of Zero Covid

The Australian government has made it illegal for its own citizens to return to Australia. In a crowded field of tyrannical power abuses by governments across Australia during the pandemic – shutting people in their homes for 23 hours a day, arresting a pregnant mother in front of her family over a Facebook post, among many others – this stands alone
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Australia Risks Undermining Its Covid Success With Monstrous Border Policies
5 May 2021

Australia Risks Undermining Its Covid Success With Monstrous Border Policies

Australia is cementing its place at the top table of international relations with Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s arrival in London today for the G7 foreign ministers summit. The Antipodean nation has been thrust to the forefront of the West’s efforts to push back against an increasingly aggressive China trying to dominate the Indo-Pacific, and rightly so. Australia has punched above its diplomatic weight in
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Race Is Not Relevant
28 April 2021

Race Is Not Relevant

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s recommitment to the indigenous Voice to parliament would not “strengthen our nation” – it would irrevocably and permanently break the country along racial lines. The Uluru Statement from the Heart’s proposal for a separate representative body written into the Australian Constitution would not be a modest expression of “decency”, as Mr Albanese suggests. The purpose of
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