Australia Day

Celebrate A Day Of Unity
20 January 2020

Celebrate A Day Of Unity

This year, the bushfires have well and truly dulled the usual noise around Australia Day. There has been a notable absence of activist voices either calling to change the date of Australia Day or stop celebrating it altogether. The extraordinary response of the Australian public to the devastation has brought to the fore a strong sense of community, a sense
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Australians And Their Original Sin
25 January 2019

Australians And Their Original Sin

In his book The Strange Death of Europe – Immigration, Identity, and Islam the British writer Douglas Murray compares the attitude many Australians have about their country’s history to that of the Europeans. “Whereas for contemporary Europeans, colonialism is just one of our middle-ranking, midway sins, for Australians, colonialism has become the nation’s founding, original sin. And not because like European nations
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Australians Don’t Want Australia Day Moved
24 January 2019

Australians Don’t Want Australia Day Moved

75% of Australians want Australia Day to stay on January 26, while only 10% want it moved. Watch the IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera explain the results of the new poll commissioned by the IPA: Read the full results of the poll here.
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Australia Day Discord Devised By Academe
21 January 2019

Australia Day Discord Devised By Academe

To understand the self-loathing narrative pushed on us by some Australians about the date of our national day, you need only examine the way Australia’s history is being taught. There is a direct correlation between the version of our history taught in universities, and the story that is yearly trotted out to Australians in the lead-up to January 26. And
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Anti-Australia Day Activists Claim There Is A Groundswell Against January 26. Polling Says Otherwise
16 January 2019

Anti-Australia Day Activists Claim There Is A Groundswell Against January 26. Polling Says Otherwise

If your only way of finding out about what’s happening in this country is either by listening to ABC or reading the Guardian, you’d think the entire country is embarrassed about being Australian, wracked with guilt about Australia’s history and overwhelmingly opposed to celebrating Australia Day on January 26. Indeed, you’d likely wind up mistakenly thinking that there is a
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We Can’t Even Get The Australia Day We Have Right
27 September 2018

We Can’t Even Get The Australia Day We Have Right

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie is only the latest politician to mistakenly suggest that Australia Day celebrates the arrival of Captain Cook on our shores, as reported in her hometown paper, here. This was in the context of responding to the Prime Minister’s idea that Australia Day’s status could be preserved while another day is selected to honour our indigenous peoples. One
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Don’t Let The Loony Left Spoil Our Party
26 January 2018

Don’t Let The Loony Left Spoil Our Party

If you were a tourist attending the Australian Open, and you happened to have been perusing the papers in between sets, you would be forgiven for thinking that the entire country is suffering from a collective identity crisis. This is because every year, like clockwork, a minority of apparatchiks of the Left up the ante and push to change the
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Let’s Honour Our Western Heritage Without Shame
24 January 2018

Let’s Honour Our Western Heritage Without Shame

The overwhelming majority of Australians are not only proud to be Australian, but they are also proud of their history. Furthermore, the majority of Australians want to continue celebrating ­Australia Day on January 26, as they have done since 1935. The results of a Research Now poll recently commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs reveal that 76 per cent
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Majority Of Australians Support Australia Day On 26 January
24 January 2018

Majority Of Australians Support Australia Day On 26 January

70% of Australians do not want the date of Australia Day changed, according to a new poll released today by the Institute of Public Affairs. “It is abundantly clear that everyday Australians want to celebrate our great country on 26 January”, said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program with the free market tank the Institute
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Jacinta Nampijinpa Price defends Australia Day on The Young IPA Podcast
19 January 2018

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price defends Australia Day on The Young IPA Podcast

Alice Springs town councillor and academic with the Centre for Independent Studies Jacinta Nampijinpa Price joined The Young IPA Podcast to discuss her views on Australia Day. Here are some highlights from the interview:   On Australia Day “My views are that we should stay on January 26th.” “There’s an idea that all Aboriginal people think as one which is
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