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Decolonising (Or Radicalising) The Curriculum
26 February 2024

Decolonising (Or Radicalising) The Curriculum

In this article, Lana Starkey contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Victoria’s year 12 English reading list, and how this is failing high school students. It appears our educational elites have learned nothing from 2023’s referendum on the Voice to Parliament. Despite promises of a ‘back to basics’ curriculum, this year Victorian teachers will have to
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Bella d’Abrera Discussing How Schools Are Teaching A Biased View Of Australian History And Why The National Curriculum Must Be Abolished On 4BC Mornings – 19 January 2024
19 January 2024

Bella d’Abrera Discussing How Schools Are Teaching A Biased View Of Australian History And Why The National Curriculum Must Be Abolished On 4BC Mornings – 19 January 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Dr Bella d’Abrera joined Bill McDonald on 4BC Mornings to discuss IPA research on the national curriculum and why it should be abolished. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Bill McDonald : And we’re going to
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Turning Students Into Barely Literate Social Justice Warriors
14 December 2023

Turning Students Into Barely Literate Social Justice Warriors

In this article Colleen Harkin contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into student aptitude and general education effectiveness in correlation with PISA rankings data. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. The recently released results of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) confirm yet
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Glib Advertising Will Not Enable ‘That’ Teacher
15 November 2023

Glib Advertising Will Not Enable ‘That’ Teacher

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 15 November 2023 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. ‘Be that teacher’ is a new $10 million advertising blitz by federal, state,
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Academic Agitators Rely On The Public Purse
20 December 2019

Academic Agitators Rely On The Public Purse

On Sunday the ABC published an article stating that masculinity is the biggest obstacle to climate ­action. The highly offensive piece, which was steeped in misandry and titled “Is fragile masculinity the biggest obstacle to climate action?”, was written by University of Sydney academic Megan Mackenzie. It was published exactly the way you would expect: with a triple barrel of
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Two Days In Bankstown Won’t Change The ABC’s Elitist Culture
25 September 2019

Two Days In Bankstown Won’t Change The ABC’s Elitist Culture

The ABC is going to Bankstown. That’s right. In a bizarre move that highlights how insular the organisation has become, ABC chairwoman Ita Buttrose and managing direction David Anderson will join dozens of staff for a two-day visit to the Sydney suburb 17 kilometres from its Ultimo HQ. As the Nine Network’ tabloids reported last week, staff will engage in
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Minister’s Veto Exposes The Rot Within The Humanities
1 November 2018

Minister’s Veto Exposes The Rot Within The Humanities

The news that former federal education minister Simon ­Birming­ham vetoed several hum­anities research projects submitted to the Australian Research Council last year has sparked a flurry of protests by the academic Left. The real cause of the offence and outrage is because these academics have been outed to the public. Academics employed in hum­anities departments have cried that this was
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The ABC, ‘Independent’ To A Fault
19 June 2018

The ABC, ‘Independent’ To A Fault

It is appalling that a sitting government should have to complain that the ABC is repeating Labor lies as facts. The ABC itself should be ashamed to have received such a complaint. Yet that is precisely why the Labor Party supported the establishment of the ABC – to provide a forum for pro-ALP news and opinion. This points to questioning
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ABC Is About Partisanship Not Diversity
14 June 2018

ABC Is About Partisanship Not Diversity

The difference between the ABC and Fairfax and News Ltd is that the ABC is a $1 billion government program that provides media services to Australians. Fairfax and News Ltd are private entities that do so at their own expense and hope to earn a profit. Those small details were missing from Laura Tingle’s defence of the ABC published inWeekend AFR.
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No, Four Corners, Brown Brothers Is Not Moving To Tasmania
1 May 2018

No, Four Corners, Brown Brothers Is Not Moving To Tasmania

When the ABC ran its Four Corners program on climate change some weeks back, it had as its theme farmers, small businesses, government planners and major corporations have stopped waiting for politicians to decide whether climate change is real. They’re acting now. One of the more compelling examples provided was that well-known Australian wine producer Brown Brothers was moving part of its
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