Western Civilisation

Australia’s Campus History Crisis – Erasing The Past, Failing The Future

“History, as a discipline taught in Australian universities, is no longer about a study of the past, it has turned into a woke political project to erase our memory,” said…

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Forgetting The Past: How Post-modernist Theory Has Replaced History In Australian Universities In 2022

History as a discipline as taught in Australian universities is no longer about a study of the past, as it has been replaced by post-modernist theory. In The Idea of…

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Voters Must Say No To Labor’s Naïve Plan To Make Victoria Nearly Totally Reliant On Green Energy By 2035

While the Coalition want to increase gas supply and combat ever-climbing electricity prices, Labor have presented voters with a plan to turn back the clock and – for one –…

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Colombo Picked The Wrong Plan

The self-inflicted ruin of Sri Lanka provides salutary lesson for other countries including Australia, warns IPA Research Fellow Kevin You. Sri Lanka became independent, not in the aftermath of a…

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Suss-tainable Cuisine

Cover by Sarah Dudley, illustration by Ben Davis Now Marxism is on the menu On a recent Qantas flight from Sydney to Melbourne, I opened the inflight magazine and after…

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Australia’s Ancient Democratic Roots

In 2022, Australia ran an exemplary democratic election in Federal politics. It removed a conservative Coalition government and replaced it with an ALP government. That this was accomplished peacefully, legally,…

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Australian Universities Risk Giving The Game Away To China In The Uphill Battle To Defend Our National Security

We face an ongoing struggle to defend our national security against malicious foreign actors, but there is little point if Australian universities are leaving themselves open to the theft of…

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Reflections On The 2022 Election

The 2022 federal election ended eight and a half years of what was, in general, a mediocre Coalition government. I say ‘in general’ because the two years of Tony Abbott’s…

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Telling The Truth

‘When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.’ That’s one of my favourite…

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Dutton Plays The Culture Card

Even Dutton’s own side warn him off “populist” issues. But there is not much doubt that education trumps climate with outer suburban mums. For the first three-quarters of Peter Dutton’s…

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Remember The Victims of Communism

The seventh of November each year has been designated ‘Victims of Communism Day’ in the US state of Florida through State legislation sponsored by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. This is…

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Inflation: An ill wind

The spectre of inflation now scares most around the world. Predictions by some economists and central bankers that it would be temporary are proving wrong. Money is losing value at…

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The Kids Aren’t Alright

The Age of Anxiety has dawned. While this may be easy to dismiss as a natural corollary of the recent pandemic, when one looks a little closer, it’s not hard…

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IPA Welcomes Peter Dutton’s Culture War Call In Budget Reply

Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs, has today welcomed Peter Dutton’s Budget Reply speech and his statements on Australia’s…

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Voice To Parliament Referendum Must Be Free And Fair For Everyone

“The revelation the Albanese Government hid special financial support for the ‘yes’ campaign for the Voice to Parliament in the Budget is further evidence that the deck is being stacked…

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Wong Can Deride Morrison’s ‘Diplomatic Insensitivity’ All She Wants But It Is Labor Who Has Endangered Our Vital Relationship With Israel

Wong has ironically tried to paint the former PM as diplomatically insensitive over West Jerusalem, despite the fact it is her government’s new policy on the issue that has plunged…

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A Wake-up Call For Economic Liberals

It’s foolish to claim the destruction of Liz Truss is the best thing to happen to free market economics in decades. But it shows what happens when the argument for…

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Best Of The West

We must defend Western Civilisation so all of humanity can continue to be enriched, argues author and former intelligence analyst Paul Monk. Douglas Murray is a wonderfully free spirit who…

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