Censorship

Taking Potshots At Trump
18 July 2024

Taking Potshots At Trump

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on misinformation laws and how it affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. It has become an internet meme to misquote the character Syndrome from the movie The Incredibles: ‘If everything is racist, then nothing is.’ This mocks the obsession of our modern elites with
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Misinformation Laws Will Not Stop The Next Violent Attack, But Will Shield Politicians From Tough Questions
4 June 2024

Misinformation Laws Will Not Stop The Next Violent Attack, But Will Shield Politicians From Tough Questions

In this article, Director of Research Morgan Begg contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on misinformation laws and how it affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, is pushing ahead with her frivolous lawsuit against social media platform, despite a slap down by the Federal Court. This underscores the hostility of Australia’s political class
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Julie Inman Grant A Global Free Speech Threat
23 May 2024

Julie Inman Grant A Global Free Speech Threat

“Julie Inman Grant has become a law unto herself and is wielding the immense power of her office, with no meaningful democratic oversight, in order to silence online debate and opinion with which she disagrees,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. A new analysis of the Online Safety Act 2021 by the
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Cancel Culture Is Now Labor Policy
23 May 2024

Cancel Culture Is Now Labor Policy

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Australia’s internet censorship and misinformation laws. The real agenda behind the eSafety Commissioner’s litigation against Musk Cancel culture, the silencing of opposing views by seeking to destroy livelihoods, is an insidious phenomenon that blights the modern West. And it has mutated well beyond
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Letter To The Minister For Communications
22 May 2024

Letter To The Minister For Communications

Today the Institute of Public Affairs has written to the Communications Minister Michelle Rowland about the urgent need to rethink Australia’s approach to internet censorship. The decision by Australia’s eSafety Commissioner to order social media companies to take down footage of the knife attack against Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel in a church in Wakefield, Sydney, in April 2024, and to
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Do Fact-checkers Check The Facts?
26 April 2024

Do Fact-checkers Check The Facts?

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on fact checking and how it also affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. Government should never have the power to determine what is or is not the truth, let alone silence dissenting views. However, what would be even worse is if unelected, unaccountable
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Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws
23 April 2024

Prime Minister Peddling Misinformation About Misinformation Laws

“The federal government is blatantly misleading the public in linking the terrible attacks in Sydney to its proposed misinformation laws, which are designed to do nothing more than censor the opinion of mainstream Australians online,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. In seeking to use the recent knife attack at Bondi Junction,
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Dystopian Google Gemini Shows Why Misinformation Laws Are Flawed
16 March 2024

Dystopian Google Gemini Shows Why Misinformation Laws Are Flawed

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on misinformation laws and how it affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. No matter how many revelations came to light of the rampant political bias of social media companies – the collusion with the Biden
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Think the Voice Was Bad? Labor’s Plan For ‘Misinformation’ Laws is the Party’s Latest Political Ploy to Give More Power to Australia’s Unelected Officials
27 October 2023

Think the Voice Was Bad? Labor’s Plan For ‘Misinformation’ Laws is the Party’s Latest Political Ploy to Give More Power to Australia’s Unelected Officials

In this article, Director of Research Morgan Begg contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on misinformation laws and how it affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. The resounding rejection by the Australian people of the Voice to Parliament is being met not with reflection or humility by the Federal Government, but with a promise to censor online political communication
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Voice Debate Being Rigged
2 June 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Voice Debate Being Rigged

See below for show notes: Former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA, Tony Abbott, and the IPA’s Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild discuss the latest attempt by fake fact checkers to censor debate on the Voice. And Tony shares his unique perspective on the evolving situation in Ukraine.  Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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