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Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice
11 October 2023

Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice

 Click here to download the research report. If an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the Voice) is inserted into the Australian Constitution, it will have the power to make ‘representations’ to the Commonwealth parliament and executive government. The power to make representations implies the Voice will be representative. However, analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs finds the Voice
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Voice To Parliament To Divide And Marginalise Regional Indigenous Communities
11 October 2023

Voice To Parliament To Divide And Marginalise Regional Indigenous Communities

“Far from being a voice for disadvantaged remote Indigenous communities, new analysis shows the proposed Voice to Parliament model is biased towards the niche values of the urban elite and activists,” said Morgan Begg, the Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA research released today, Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice, analyses the
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IPA Submission To The Senate Finance And Public Administration References Committee Inquiry Into The Administration Of The Referendum Into An Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice
24 April 2023

IPA Submission To The Senate Finance And Public Administration References Committee Inquiry Into The Administration Of The Referendum Into An Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Voice

Dear Secretary IPA Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee inquiry into the Administration of the referendum into an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice This submission has been prepared to share IPA research and analysis with the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee as it conducts its inquiry into the administration of the referendum into
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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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‘Away with the Manger’: Christmas Hijacked By Politics
24 December 2022

‘Away with the Manger’: Christmas Hijacked By Politics

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 24 December 2022 and was written by the author in her 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. Away with the manger; no wisemen from afar; the little Lord Jesus; replaced by
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Suss-tainable Cuisine
17 November 2022

Suss-tainable Cuisine

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 17 November 2022 and was written by the author in her 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. Cover by Sarah Dudley, illustration by Ben Davis Now Marxism is on the menu
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Unfair Dinkum History
10 October 2022

Unfair Dinkum History

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In this article, Dr Bella d’Abrera 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
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The Question Of Simplicity
10 August 2022

The Question Of Simplicity

The vote for an indigenous voice has been made easy but what powers it eventually has are still unclear Anthony Albanese should be commended for keeping the referendum question that would establish a permanent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice  simple. As the PM said, it is a “momentous change but it is also a very simple one”. Because it
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