Western Civilisation

Teaching One Side Of Our History Is A Travesty

In an effort to stem the catastrophic decline in VCE students electing to study Australia’s history in their final two years of schooling, state education experts at the Victorian Curriculum…

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IPA Research Reveals Full Scale Of Activism In New Radical Curriculum

A Freedom of Information request from the Institute of Public Affairs finds that an activist advisory group was consulted on every learning area in the proposed new National Curriculum, including…

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Where Ideas Go To Die

In 2018, marine scientist Dr Peter Ridd was sacked from his professorship at James Cook University (JCU) for being critical of some of the university’s research. Few readers will be…

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We’re Weird As It Gets

Can ‘Big Data’—quantitative analysis of massive databases—provide a new way of talking about Western Civilisation; one that sidesteps the cancel culture that aims to kill debate (and careers)?

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The National Curriculum Will Divide Families

The proposed changes to the National Curriculum will “de-educate children.” The proposals add identity politics and critical race theory to our nation’s schools, remove teachings of Christianity and Ancient Greece…

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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…

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That is Not What Anzac Day is About

Proud veteran and IPA Member George Bindley shares what ANZAC Day means to him, and why he objects to the Andrews government’s restrictions on this revered day. To support more…

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Soccer’s Social Licence Red Card

Depending on your perspective, European football (soccer) is either a poster child for, or a cautionary tale about, unbridled capitalism. Many sporting codes around the world try to level the…

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Larrikindred Spirit

The Duke of Edinburgh, who last week sadly passed away at the age of 99, is only now finally getting the widespread respect for a lifetime of service to Queen…

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Legislated Voice A Smokescreen For Radical And Divisive Constitutional Change

The Institute of Public Affairs commends the Prime Minister Scott Morrison for ruling out a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice. However, as I wrote in The Australian today, a legislated voice is being used…

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Only Universities Think The World Hasn’t Changed

John Dewar, the vice-chancellor of La Trobe University in Victoria, is one of the country’s most perceptive vice-chancellors. As his university faces the potential loss of hundreds of jobs, at…

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Summoning Magna Carta: Now on Sale

Summoning Magna Carta: Freedom’s Symbol Over a Millennium, is the follow-up to Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty, written by John Roskam and Chris Berg, and released in 2015…

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