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How Red Tape Makes Communities Less Safe In Times Of Fire
15 November 2023

How Red Tape Makes Communities Less Safe In Times Of Fire

In this article, Lachlan Clark contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s level of red tape and how that affects Australia’s regional communities. For all the great activities we equate with the warmer months, the threat of bushfires lives deeply in the psyche of Australians, particularly in rural and regional communities. Yet again, we have witnessed
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Unprecedented Panic Over Bushfire Impact
9 October 2020

Unprecedented Panic Over Bushfire Impact

The word ‘unprecedented’ is often applied to des­tructive climate-related events, as though they could not have been predicted, and have never happened before. Last summer’s bushfires were no different. But were they really unprecedented? This narrative creates anxiety because it follows that there really is a climate emergency and that we have pushed nature out of ­balance. Appearing as a
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Information Commissioner To Investigate SBS Over Deleted Bushfires Article
31 July 2020

Information Commissioner To Investigate SBS Over Deleted Bushfires Article

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has looked at the Institute of Public Affairs’ submission and decided to commence a review into the rejection of the IPA’s Freedom of Information request seeking information from SBS as to why they deleted an old Australian Associated Press article from their website titled: “Fires not due to climate change: expert — covered
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Warming Marble Bar
1 March 2020

Warming Marble Bar

MY friend Craig Kelly – the Federal member for Hughes – attempted to raise the issue of the world’s longest heat wave record in the Australian parliament last Wednesday. He was shut down by Tony Burke, the manager of opposition business. Specifically, Mr Kelly was attempting to draw attention to how the historical observations have been changed, and how the
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Cooling the Past: Made Easy for Paul Barry
6 February 2020

Cooling the Past: Made Easy for Paul Barry

It is not disputed that Blair Trewin under the supervision of David Jones (both working at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology) remodel all the historical temperature data generating trends and statistics that look quite different from the actual measurements. The remodelled series are then passed on to university and CSIRO climate scientists who base much of their climate research on
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A Tale Of Two Malcolms
24 January 2020

A Tale Of Two Malcolms

When it comes to that ugly chapter in Australian political history that was Malcolm Turnbull, we always knew what we were getting. It was always – always – about Malcolm. For some, it was endearing. For most, it was exhausting. And ever since Turnbull was blasted out of the Lodge – with his outlandish streams of revisionist history – it’s
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Tragic, But Unprecedented? Not Yet
6 January 2020

Tragic, But Unprecedented? Not Yet

The word unprecedented is applied to almost every bad thing that happens at the moment, as though particular events could not have been predicted, and have never happened before at such a scale or intensity. This is creating so much anxiety, because it follows logically that we are living in an uncertain time: that there really is a climate emergency.
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