Elections

The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land
2 January 2023

The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 2 January 2023 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. Labor is basking in an aura of competence. The Liberals do not even
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Liberals Must Learn That Aspiration Is For The Young Too
1 December 2022

Liberals Must Learn That Aspiration Is For The Young Too

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 1 December 2022 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. Jordan Peterson has no problem appealing to young people but, as demonstrated in
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Victoria’s Election Free-for-all
17 November 2022

Victoria’s Election Free-for-all

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 17 November 2022 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. Government debt has grown to such an extent that both sides of politics
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When Big Parties Look The Same, Voters Turn Elsewhere
8 June 2022

When Big Parties Look The Same, Voters Turn Elsewhere

Australia issued its verdict at the polls last month. It may not be the desired outcome for all, but it’s an outcome we must respect. This was the most unconventional federal election in recent memory in more respects than one realises. For years the moderates in the Liberal Party ran the narrative that conservatives needed to tone down and embrace
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The Federal Election Net Zero Fast Facts
12 April 2022

The Federal Election Net Zero Fast Facts

“With Labor leader Anthony Albanese forgetting even the most basic of economic statistics on the first day of the federal campaign, it’s good time to remind all political leaders about the facts of their bipartisan, economically destructive net zero emissions by 2050 target,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute for Public Affairs. Recent research and analysis by
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Pandemic’s Great Divide
13 December 2021

Pandemic’s Great Divide

The west’s ’Doers’ aren’t happy with their Covid-era treatment, and it shows in council election results Comparing the results of the local government elections between the outer western suburbs and the inner-city tells the story of a divided state and nation. In July of this year, almost a month into the Greater Sydney lockdown, the Mayor of Fairfield, Frank Carbone,
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Values Matter In Politics
15 June 2017

Values Matter In Politics

One statistic is essential to understanding the shock British election result: the turnout by people aged 18 to 24. Since 1992 only around four-in-10 young people have shown up to vote. In 2017, that number surged to six-in-10. This turnout was crucial to Labour’s high vote and why many polls, which try to predict turnout from past experience, were off. It’s easy to
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We Are The Boiling Frog
8 June 2017

We Are The Boiling Frog

The growing influence of the state throughout the western world, buttressed by technological development and a crisis of confidence in the capitalist system is shaping up as a major threat to personal freedom. The genius of capitalism is that through the system of risk and reward, within a framework of secure borders, an independent legal system, and respect for personal
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Four Year Terms Are A Bad Idea
24 February 2017

Four Year Terms Are A Bad Idea

The election of Donald Trump, the vote for Brexit, and the return of One Nation have all threatened the centre-right status quo, while on the left, throwback leaders like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have emerged. All of these movements share one key belief: that government no longer represents the people. It would seem a bizarre time, then, to propose
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Minor Party Voters Fed Up With Red Tape
16 February 2017

Minor Party Voters Fed Up With Red Tape

Fifty-two per cent of minor party voters believe Australia is over-regulated, according to an Essential Research poll released on 14 February 2017. “This is clear evidence that minor party voters are fed up with the burden imposed by red tape and over-regulation,” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Essential
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