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Queensland Mandate Judgement A Victory For Process, Not Human Rights
7 March 2024

Queensland Mandate Judgement A Victory For Process, Not Human Rights

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 7 March 2024 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. The decision handed down in Queensland’s Supreme Court ruling vaccine mandates imposed on
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Australians Deserve Full Covid-19 Response Royal Commission
1 February 2024

Australians Deserve Full Covid-19 Response Royal Commission

“Australians are entitled to nothing less than a comprehensive royal commission into the disastrous federal and state government response to Covid-19 pandemic, however the current inquiry is nothing more than a protection racket for key government officials,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. This morning at 8.30am AEDT, the IPA’s Daniel Wild and Morgan
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Covid Inquiry Farce A Breach Of Trust With Australians
22 September 2023

Covid Inquiry Farce A Breach Of Trust With Australians

“It has become clear, since the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Covid-19 inquiry, that Australians can have no confidence in its process, its leadership, or that it will provide the answers they deserve about the mismanagement and controls imposed on them during the pandemic,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. On Thursday, the Prime
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Live Not By Lies
20 July 2023

Live Not By Lies

Australian institutions are so hostile to freedom that telling the truth is an act of resistance For too long, Australians committed to freedom have consoled themselves, believing that while their condition is desperate, it’s not yet serious. As Christians lose their jobs, as Liberal and Labor governments embrace government censorship of our speech and opinions, and as the heritage that’s
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Draft Terms Of Reference For A Royal Commission Into The Covid-19 Response
12 October 2022

Draft Terms Of Reference For A Royal Commission Into The Covid-19 Response

Letters Patent are a legal instrument issued by the King granting an office, title, or status to a person. The Institute of Public Affairs has drafted this Letters Patent that should be used to appoint a person to conduct a Royal Commission into the causes and consequences of the Australian governmental Covid-19 response. The Letters Patent include the terms of
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Government Made The Covid Crisis Even Worse
22 September 2022

Government Made The Covid Crisis Even Worse

This article was originally published in The Australian. In this article, The Hon. Tony Abbott contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how that affected 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
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Failed Zero Covid Policy Cost Australia Over $938 Billion, Report Finds
22 September 2022

Failed Zero Covid Policy Cost Australia Over $938 Billion, Report Finds

This article was originally published in The Daily Sceptic. In this article, Morgan Begg contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how that affected 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
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Net Zero Will Be The New Zero-COVID
16 June 2022

Net Zero Will Be The New Zero-COVID

The energy crisis should prompt Peter Dutton to ditch the 2050 emission target that, like eliminating the virus, no one will ever admit to supporting in a few years time. Eventually, net zero will be akin to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Just as one day no one will ever admit to having supported lockdowns, people will say “net zero? What was that?” And
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The Cut That Dare Not Speak Its Name
17 February 2022

The Cut That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Recent calls for Scott Morrison to commit to tax reform are well made. But given his and his government’s track record, it might be best to leave the task to someone else. Given how the PM somehow allowed his efforts at ensuring religious freedom to turn into a debate about whether schools can expel students who are gay, it can only be
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Victorian Electoral Commission’s Move To Gag Andrew Bogut
20 January 2022

Victorian Electoral Commission’s Move To Gag Andrew Bogut

It is a sign of how Covid has emboldened the authoritarian instincts of the political class that the Victorian Electoral Commission thought it could silence Andrew Bogut for expressing a political opinion. The Australian basketball legend revealed on Twitter this week that the VEC had written to him in December to advise that it believed he had broken electoral laws
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