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The Arbiters Of Truth – Analysis Of Fact Checking Organisations During The 2023 Voice Referendum
9 November 2023

The Arbiters Of Truth – Analysis Of Fact Checking Organisations During The 2023 Voice Referendum

The 2023 Voice to Parliament Referendum was characterised by the censorship and regulation of public debate in the name of combatting ‘misinformation’. In partnership with social media companies, ‘fact checking’ organisations assessed the ‘truth’ of claims made about the referendum proposal and sought to stop the circulation of claims found to be ‘false’ or ‘misleading’. The three fact checking organisations
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Tasmania Closing The Gap Without A Divisive Voice To Parliament – State By State Analysis Of Closing The Gap Outcomes
5 October 2023

Tasmania Closing The Gap Without A Divisive Voice To Parliament – State By State Analysis Of Closing The Gap Outcomes

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said that the forthcoming referendum on whether to entrench an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and Executive Government in the Australian Constitution is about ‘listening’ to Indigenous people. But sometimes there needs to be more than just talking and listening, debating and arguing, advocacy and activism. The old Latin adage facta, non verba means deeds, not
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Canberra-Based Voice To Parliament A Threat To Tasmania’s Closing The Gap Success
5 October 2023

Canberra-Based Voice To Parliament A Threat To Tasmania’s Closing The Gap Success

“Tasmania is leading the way when it comes to real action in addressing Indigenous disadvantage, and it is being achieved without a Canberra-based Voice to Parliament being inserted into our Constitution,” said John Storey, Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research released today by the IPA ranks Australia’s states and territories on their
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Game’s up for Qantas’ Canberra Crony Capitalism
7 September 2023

Game’s up for Qantas’ Canberra Crony Capitalism

As a Coalition MP quipped a few days ago – “the federal government once owned Qantas. Now it’s Qantas that owns the federal government.” Which isn’t bad for a company barely among the country’s biggest 40 corporations and one that’s less than a 20th the size of BHP. The political power and cultural influence of Qantas is a tribute to
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Permanent And More Powerful
1 August 2023

Permanent And More Powerful

South Australians will play a crucial role in the forthcoming referendum on whether to permanently enshrine into the Australian Constitution an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the National Voice). Altering the Constitution requires the approval of a majority of voters nationwide and a majority of voters in at least four states, making South Australia a key battleground state in
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Both Divisive And Disruptive But Canberra Voice Far Riskier Than SA Voice
1 August 2023

Both Divisive And Disruptive But Canberra Voice Far Riskier Than SA Voice

“Putting race at the heart of governing is both divisive and disruptive, however, enshrining a race-based Voice in the nation’s Constitution is a far greater risk than South Australia’s legislated Voice to Parliament,” said John Storey, Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released a new research report, Permanent and More Powerful,
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Plan To Further Regulate The Casual Economy Will Exacerbate Australia’s $32 Billion Worker Shortage Crisis
22 July 2023

Plan To Further Regulate The Casual Economy Will Exacerbate Australia’s $32 Billion Worker Shortage Crisis

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. The crackdown on casual work touted as part of
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Bluff Called On Voice With South Australia’s Cynical Ploy
30 June 2023

Bluff Called On Voice With South Australia’s Cynical Ploy

“The decision to delay the introduction of the much-vaunted South Australian Voice to Parliament is a cynical ploy designed to stop the community from knowing the facts about the massive scope and operation of the proposed Canberra Voice,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported today in the Financial Review, the South Australian
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What The ACT Election Results Tell Us About Our Rulers In The Bubble
25 October 2020

What The ACT Election Results Tell Us About Our Rulers In The Bubble

Last weekend’s ACT election results have again revealed how out of touch our nation’s capital city is with mainstream Australians. While it is tempting to write off the ACT Legislative Assembly as little more than a glorified city council, ACT elections are one of the clearest indicators of elite opinion that we have – and the results are alarming.  ACT
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We’ll Not Prosper In A World Tied By Red Tape
23 January 2020

We’ll Not Prosper In A World Tied By Red Tape

While the wider Australian economy struggles under excessive regulatory burden and lack of ­opportunity, the Canberra swamp charges ahead as a perpetual growth machine. According to Deloitte Access Economics’s latest quarterly business outlook released on Monday, Australia continues to suffer the triple threat of drought, a downturn in housing construction, and low confidence among consumers and business. According to the
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