covid-19

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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Fear And Loathing In Post-Covid Australia
25 April 2023

Fear And Loathing In Post-Covid Australia

Three years ago, I was approached at a pub in Brisbane by a television station reporting on the mask mandates to be put in place by our state premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk. I was asked what I thought of having to wear a mask and remain seated when at cafes, restaurants, and pubs. I said it was a laugh and that
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The Truth Is Out There: COVID-19 Was About Politics, Not Science
10 March 2023

The Truth Is Out There: COVID-19 Was About Politics, Not Science

When The New York Times allows its star columnist to write an oped revealing that mask mandates did nothing to stop the spread, it’s obvious something is changing the narrative about the pandemic. The truth, as the saying goes, is a time-release pill. Three years on from the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we’re getting closer to identifying the origin
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One Misstep For Science, One Giant Leap In Distrust
8 March 2023

One Misstep For Science, One Giant Leap In Distrust

The author’s intention in this article is to summarise the research that he has done on the corals in the Great Barrier Reef and contextualises and disseminates the findings of research conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of
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Plagued: Australian’s Two Years Of Hell – The Inside Story
3 March 2023

Plagued: Australian’s Two Years Of Hell – The Inside Story

In April 2022, a month before the federal election Gideon Rozner, the Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, was a guest on the ABC’s Q+A program. When asked about the legacy of Scott Morrison as Prime Minister, Rozner stated: My concern is what Scott Morrison has done to the Liberal Party and to liberalism, to the values
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Revenue NSW Fines Debacle Reinforces IPA Call To Cancel All Covid Fines
30 November 2022

Revenue NSW Fines Debacle Reinforces IPA Call To Cancel All Covid Fines

“Revenue NSW’s decision to waive half the state’s COVID fines is a recognition of the flawed and disproportionate enforcement of lockdowns, which should never have been imposed in the first place,” said Morgan Begg, Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled a number of Public Health
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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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