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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 57: Of Moral Panics And Spendathons
3 April 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 57: Of Moral Panics And Spendathons

This week’s episode is brought to you from the Looking Forward remote studio! This week the Australian Government introduced the centrepiece of their corona virus crisis strategy, ‘the job keeper scheme’. How can we bring Australians back to work to unfreeze the frozen economy? (1:48-18:06) Everyday more social restrictions are emplaced on citizens, showing many what it is to live in a police state. How much power should politicians and the police have to curtail civil liberties and at what point
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“Politicians And Public Servants Are Selfish If They Don’t Cut Their Pay”
3 April 2020

“Politicians And Public Servants Are Selfish If They Don’t Cut Their Pay”

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA Comment attributable to John Roskam, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs: “If Australians really are all in this together, as the PM says, every federal and state politician
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Beautiful One Day, Police State The Next
3 April 2020

Beautiful One Day, Police State The Next

To control the spread of a dangerous virus that as yet has taken 24 lives in this country, 25 million Australians have been placed under indefinite house arrest, children’s playgrounds are locked and patrolled by security guards, and the police fly drones over beaches and parks. To control a virus that as yet has infected 5000 Australians, the response of
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“Parliament Should Sit Throughout The Year During This COVID-19 Crisis”
2 April 2020

“Parliament Should Sit Throughout The Year During This COVID-19 Crisis”

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA Comment attributable to Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs: “The IPA agrees with Labor that Parliament should sit throughout the year during this COVID-19 crisis.”
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Australia’s Other Plague: Incestuous ‘Intellectuals’
2 April 2020

Australia’s Other Plague: Incestuous ‘Intellectuals’

Few images better capture the out of touch and incompetent nature of Australia’s self-described elites as three university academics playing word games to describe the economy as “hibernating” while the lives of millions of normal Australians are being destroyed and disfigured, some permanently. According to reports in the Nine papers (April 1, 2020), three academics from the Australian National University
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How The ABC Has Failed Us – IPA Keeping In Touch – 2 April 2020
2 April 2020

How The ABC Has Failed Us – IPA Keeping In Touch – 2 April 2020

Dear IPA Members There have been many exemplary displays of leadership in this crisis. Credit where credit is due, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stating that “Now, if you ask me who is an essential worker? Someone who has a job. Everyone who has a job in this economy is an essential worker.” Is one of them. This point captures what the
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IPA Keeping In Touch – 1 April 2020
1 April 2020

IPA Keeping In Touch – 1 April 2020

Dear IPA Members I was in the office late this time last week, joining Paul Murray Live from our Bailleu Myer media studio due to ‘social distancing’ measures at Sky’s Melbourne bureau. Our indefatigable Digital Media Production Manager Saul was still packing up as I left to make the short walk from the IPA’s office to my apartment in Spencer
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“This Week New South Wales Woke Up In A Police State”
1 April 2020

“This Week New South Wales Woke Up In A Police State”

A new daily email by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, providing the latest economic data and policy measures for journalists, commentators and IPA members. Daily IPA comment, attributable to Dara Macdonald, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs: “This week New South Wales woke up in a police state as with a stroke of a
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$1 Trillion Worth Of Debt Within Three Years
1 April 2020

$1 Trillion Worth Of Debt Within Three Years

“Australia could have $1 Trillion worth of debt within 3 years. The only way to repay this monumental amount of debt is for Australia to become more productive,” said John Roskam, Executive Director of free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. Total debt was $556 billion going into the crisis. The recently announced fiscal measures by the federal
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IPA Keeping In Touch – 31 March 2020
31 March 2020

IPA Keeping In Touch – 31 March 2020

Dear IPA Members I am writing this as the National Manager of Generation Liberty. As you may have heard Generation Liberty had a great start to the year, with our 16 IPA Campus Coordinators manning stalls at orientation weeks all over the country. The response to Generation Liberty from incoming students was fantastically positive. Young people of many different backgrounds,
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