Western Civilisation

The Achievements Of Captain James Cook Are A Story for The Ages
30 April 2023

The Achievements Of Captain James Cook Are A Story for The Ages

In this article, Colleen Harkin contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, 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 many of the liberties enjoyed
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Fear And Loathing In Post-Covid Australia
25 April 2023

Fear And Loathing In Post-Covid Australia

Three years ago, I was approached at a pub in Brisbane by a television station reporting on the mask mandates to be put in place by our state premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk. I was asked what I thought of having to wear a mask and remain seated when at cafes, restaurants, and pubs. I said it was a laugh and that
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Misleading The Young
25 March 2023

Misleading The Young

In this article, Dr Bella d’Abrera contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the teaching of history in Australian universities, 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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Stopping The Cancellation Of Western Civilisation
24 March 2023

Stopping The Cancellation Of Western Civilisation

On 24 March, IPA Senior Fellow John Roskam meets with Marie Kawthar Douda, a lecturer at the Oriel College at Oxford University. They discuss how the study of western classics is being undermined in English-speaking countries. Marie, who is of Moroccon descent, emphasises that Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Odyssey should be studied and understood because they are powerful works of art
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NSW Election is Another Contest About Nothing
23 March 2023

NSW Election is Another Contest About Nothing

Saturday’s contest in NSW is further proof the traditional left/right political divide is now irrelevant as politicians form part of a managerial elite whose task it is to eliminate political difference not accentuate it These pages over several weeks have documented how the Liberal and Labor policies for Saturday’s NSW state election are virtually indistinguishable. It’s hard to disagree with Graham Young’s assessment a
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One Voice: Racial Equality In The Australian Constitution
22 March 2023

One Voice: Racial Equality In The Australian Constitution

The Institute of Public Affairs was founded in 1943 as a non-profit educational research organisation with the objectives: to further the individual, social, political, and economic freedom of the Australian people; and to maintain and enhance the Australian way of life. A central strand of the IPA’s research for 80 years has been on Australia’s democratic traditions, including the egalitarian
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Flower Of Evil
21 March 2023

Flower Of Evil

A new memoir provides a first-hand account of why Mao’s attempt to communise China was a blooming disaster, writes IPA Membership Officer Claire Peter-Budge. There is a line often heard in political and social justice circles which speaks of being on the “right side of history”. This notion is evoked when those behind it are challenged in situations such as
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What’s Left of Our Cultural Inheritance?
21 March 2023

What’s Left of Our Cultural Inheritance?

In this article, Brianna McKee is to contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the teaching of history in Australian universities, 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
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Failing Our Students With A Failed Curriculum
21 March 2023

Failing Our Students With A Failed Curriculum

“Australian students should be learning how to read and write, yet the latest version of the National Curriculum is indoctrinating them with identity politics, critical race theory, and radical green ideology,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation at the Institute of Public Affairs. The Institute of Public Affairs today released a new research report, De-educating
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De-educating Australia: How The National Curriculum Is Failing Australian Children
21 March 2023

De-educating Australia: How The National Curriculum Is Failing Australian Children

The Australian education system is in crisis, and at the heart of this crisis lies the National Curriculum. The curriculum dictates what every child in Australia should know. Sadly, it is becoming increasingly apparent that it is failing to fulfil its purpose, which is to educate Australian children. Unfortunately, Version 9 of the National Curriculum, which will be implemented in
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