Western Civilisation

We Must Resist The Urge To Censor
23 May 2024

We Must Resist The Urge To Censor

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Australia’s internet censorship and misinformation laws. We have seen far too often how this ‘do something, anything’ mentality operates in practice. The knife attack earlier this month in Perth, in which the assailant was subsequently shot and killed by police, is the second
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Fixing Australia’s Self-flagellating Education System Will Help Boost ADF Recruitment Drive, Restore Our Sense Of Self
22 May 2024

Fixing Australia’s Self-flagellating Education System Will Help Boost ADF Recruitment Drive, Restore Our Sense Of Self

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on national defence, and its role in the Australian way of life. There was recently a short-lived internet trend where men were asked how often they thought about the Roman Empire.  Surprisingly the men interviewed admit to thinking about the Roman Empire remarkably often.
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Australia’s Future With Tony Abbott – A Bad Budget For Australia
16 May 2024

Australia’s Future With Tony Abbott – A Bad Budget For Australia

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director discuss the the 2024 federal budget, and the decision of the federal government to vote in favour of Palestine’s bid for full membership of the United Nations which goes against our key allies in the US and UK.
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Federal Court Shuts Down E-Safety Commissioner Attack On Free Speech
13 May 2024

Federal Court Shuts Down E-Safety Commissioner Attack On Free Speech

“Today’s ruling of the Federal Court denying the e-Safety Commissioner’s application to extend an injunction on X highlights the dramatic, ideologically driven over-reach by Julie Inman Grant,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, Federal Court Justice Geoffrey Kennett denied the eSafety Commissioner’s application to extend an injunction forcing Twitter/X to hide footage of
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Kill Comedy, Kill Truth
10 May 2024

Kill Comedy, Kill Truth

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the freedom of speech on Australian university campuses, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing
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Home-schooling Seeks To Avoid The Cluttered National Curriculum
10 May 2024

Home-schooling Seeks To Avoid The Cluttered National Curriculum

In this article Dr.Bella d’Arbrera contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. The Queensland government has declared war
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Argentina’s Trump Card?
10 May 2024

Argentina’s Trump Card?

All eyes are on Argentina since the election of an eccentric libertarian as the beleaguered nation’s President, writes economics consultant Andrew Russell. For libertarians, endlessly frustrated at how rarely people of their ideological inclination actually get elected, Javier Milei’s recent victory in Argentina’s Presidential election has given them a chance to finally see what having one of their own with
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Bite Your Tongue
10 May 2024

Bite Your Tongue

British academic Doug Stokes’ latest book suggests the decolonisation movement makes itself look ridiculous by poking its tongue out at the West, writes IPA Research Fellow Lana Starkey. Writing in The Nation in 1997, American author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich and then ethnology graduate student Janet McIntosh relayed social psychologist Phoebe Ellsworth’s recent experience at an interdisciplinary seminar on
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Which Way For The West?
10 May 2024

Which Way For The West?

One of the best things about being editor of the IPA Review—and there are many—is talking with the authors while they are developing their articles and asking them to pursue or elaborate on themes that are on my mind. And on yours. For example, I went to the inaugural Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC) Conference in London in October/November 2023
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No Safe Spaces For Jewish Students At Universities
2 May 2024

No Safe Spaces For Jewish Students At Universities

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 2 May 2024 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. Vice chancellors say what’s happening on campuses here is a million miles away
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