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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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Brendan O’Neill In Australia – Why The Elites Want You To Forget About Lockdowns And Islamic Terror
3 May 2024

Brendan O’Neill In Australia – Why The Elites Want You To Forget About Lockdowns And Islamic Terror

Brendan O’Neill is one of the world’s leading advocates for freedom of speech and civil liberties. As part of his successful Australian tour for the Institute of Public Affairs, Brendan O’Neill called out the practice in the West of forgetting about Covid lockdowns and Islamic terrorist attacks. This speech was written by Brendan O’Neill in his capacity as a guest
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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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Truth In Political Advertising’ A Disguise For Elites’ Attack On Free Speech And Democracy
14 March 2024

Truth In Political Advertising’ A Disguise For Elites’ Attack On Free Speech And Democracy

“So-called ‘truth in political advertising’ laws are nothing more than a brazen attack on free speech, and are fundamentally designed to shut down political opposition to the agendas of the federal government and the political elite,” said John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, it has been reported that the federal government is
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Australia Censored Episode 3:  Free Speech And Civil Liberties Online With Andrew Lowenthal
23 February 2024

Australia Censored Episode 3: Free Speech And Civil Liberties Online With Andrew Lowenthal

In this episode of Australia Censored, host John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs talks to Andrew Lowenthal. Andrew is an investigative journalist and Executive Director of liber-net, a digital civil liberties initiative. Liber-net focus is to reestablish free speech and civil liberties as the default standard for our networked age. Andrew worked on
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Australia Censored Episode 2:  Was The Voice Defeated Due To Misinformation With Professor James Allan
16 February 2024

Australia Censored Episode 2: Was The Voice Defeated Due To Misinformation With Professor James Allan

In this episode of Australia Censored, host John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs talks to Professor James Allan, Garrick Professor of Law at the University of Queensland. Professor Allan and John discuss the 2023 Voice referendum and how the Yes campaign blamed the result on “misinformation”. Will this be used to help justify
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Australia Censored Episode 1:  Defending Free Speech With John Roskam
13 February 2024

Australia Censored Episode 1: Defending Free Speech With John Roskam

In episode one of Australia Censored, host John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs talks to long time free speech campaigner John Roskam. Here they discuss the federal government’s proposed online censorship laws, how the history of these laws trace back to the former Coalition government and the failure of the centre-right to fight
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