Western Civilisation

Tyranny’s Higher Education Production Line

Reflecting on Jacinda Ardern’s recent attack on free speech at the United Nations, British pundit Brendan O’Neill astutely declared that ‘tyranny has had a makeover’. O’Neill warns us that we…

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Unfair Dinkum History

How massacres and Marxism invaded the national curriculum It has not taken long for Prime Minister Albanese to weigh into the culture wars, even though the lefty progressive types insist…

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Thorburn’s Cancelling Shows Politics Is Now Football’s Main Game

The AFL prides itself on being a cultural and workplace leader – and unfortunately it is. What the AFL does today is what the government and society will do tomorrow….

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Australians Would Do Well To Recognise The Iranian Women Fighting Against Real Tyranny In A Futile Battle For Equality

Looking at the mass protests against gender oppression that have broken out across Iran in recent weeks should help us appreciate the life we have in a country with a…

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More Than Luck

Calling Australia the ‘lucky country’ is far from ironic—especially for grateful migrants like me, writes recently retired academic Christo Moskovsky. Three stories about the migrant experience in Australia span several…

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IPA Sends Research Video To Federal MP’s On Indigenous Voice

“An indigenous-only voice to parliament will do nothing but permanently divide Australians by race,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This week, the Institute…

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Universities Need To Stop Being The Enablers Of Social Activism

In his inaugural address, John F. Kennedy said, “civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof.” Words clearly not understood by students at the…

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As We Honour Queen Elizabeth II’s Passing, Let Us Pay Tribute To The Glorious Survival Skills Of Our Constitutional Monarchy

Against all odds, the monarchy is among the few still at the crease.  Now is the time to remember the virtues of our constitution which continue to stand the test…

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It Was China Built The Wall

Those blaming Australia for problems with China should examine Xi Jinping’s destructive changes in direction, as we carefully weigh our response, argues author and history scholar Paul Monk. The past…

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AFLW Disrespect A Towering Female Role Model

The AFL decision to renege on its commitment last weekend to observe a minute’s silence to honour the passing of Queen Elizabeth II before AFLW matches has greater long-term repercussions…

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‘Quick, somebody call a Diversity Officer!!’

Identity politics is seriously damaging our most important institutions It is not just young and impressionable university students who are being compelled to attend virtual re-education camps before being permitted…

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A Tale Of Two Cities

It is a tale of two cities. First is Barcaldine, Queensland, which has been left reeling after a proposed coal-fired power station was recently crushed by state and federal Labor…

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Don’t let your guard down, the Islamist terror threat is as real as ever 21 years on from the 9/11 attacks that shocked the world

As the West is distracted by domestic issues and the rise of Russia and China, the threat of Islamist militancy hasn’t disappeared. It’s in hibernation. Twenty-one years have passed since…

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Morrison: The Spinner That Lost

It is a shame Scott Morrison picked politics over cricket as a profession, as there are only so many ways people will like you for being a spinner. The much-discussed revelation…

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Mikhail Gorbachev Was A Socialist Through And Through – Not The Heroic Pro-capitalist He’s Being Painted Out To Be

Gorbachev has been widely remembered for his promotion of free enterprise and democracy, but not for his true goal of restoring the socialist Bolshevik principles upon which the Soviet Union…

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These Pointless Council Projects Just Don’t Rate

It was not that long ago that Australia’s local councils just got on with the job of delivering on the three Rs – roads, rates and rubbish. However, barely a…

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Ok Boomer, Is That It?

The gap between Boomers and Millennials is as wide as the one between idealism and reality, writes IPA Membership Officer Claire Peter-Budge. Journalist and author Helen Andrews is already interesting…

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A Stand For Free Speech

Modern hate speech laws have their roots in a strange form of modern Puritanism and must be opposed, argues political science professor David Martin Jones. … hate is the verb…

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