Free Speech

We Must Protect The Australian Way Of Life
30 March 2022

We Must Protect The Australian Way Of Life

The damage done to the American psyche through unrelenting attacks on its core values. For Australia, it is a cautionary tale. Our way of life has faced some serious challenges over the past year. For a long time, for many of us, it changed. And so this discussion is as pertinent as it is important. I suppose you must start
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Why Scott Morrison Must Act On Free Speech
24 November 2021

Why Scott Morrison Must Act On Free Speech

Free speech is fundamental but talk is cheap. Mr Morrison, if you REALLY believe in free speech then it’s time to DO SOMETHING about it. It’s time to repeal section 18C.
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How Leftists Are Gaslighting Australia With Their Murdoch Madness
11 November 2020

How Leftists Are Gaslighting Australia With Their Murdoch Madness

Kevin Rudd’s claim that the Murdoch media is a “cancer on democracy” is gaslighting the Australian people. Last week a Rudd-initiated petition was submitted to the House of Representatives calling for a Royal Commission into “the strength and diversity of Australian news media”. In case anyone was in any doubt over what that meant, Rudd called the Murdoch media a “cancer on democracy” when announcing the petition
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Law To Protect Academic Freedom Will Prevent Another Peter Ridd Case
28 October 2020

Law To Protect Academic Freedom Will Prevent Another Peter Ridd Case

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the introduction of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020 into the House of Representatives, which introduces a definition of academic freedom into legislation in line with the recommendations by former High Court Chief Justice the Hon Robert French AC. “The Federal Court decision upholding the
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IPA Welcomes Review Into University Free Speech Code Implementation
7 August 2020

IPA Welcomes Review Into University Free Speech Code Implementation

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister Dan Tehan that former Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Sally Walker will review the implementation of the of the free speech code devised by former High Court Judge Robert French AC. “The cases of Peter Ridd, Drew Pavlou and UNSW’s latest shameful actions have highlighted without
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The Federal Court Delivers A Devastating Blow Against Free Speech
23 July 2020

The Federal Court Delivers A Devastating Blow Against Free Speech

The Federal Court has devastating blow against mainstream Australians, against freedom of speech and against freedom of speech on climate change by overturning the earlier decision in the Federal Circuit Court which held that Dr Peter Ridd was unlawfully dismissed by James Cook University. Alarmingly, this decision shows that contractual provisions guaranteeing intellectual freedom do not protect academics against censorship
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Roaring Into The Twenties
14 February 2020

Roaring Into The Twenties

When Ricky Gervais came roaring onto the stage at the recent Golden Globe awards, he cemented his place as the first anti-woke hero of the 2020s. ‘If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to give a political speech,’ Gervais said. ‘You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about
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A Fake Assault On ‘Fake News’: Government’s Intervention Is As Chilling As It Is Insulting
12 December 2019

A Fake Assault On ‘Fake News’: Government’s Intervention Is As Chilling As It Is Insulting

The Morrison government bills its proposed digital platform reforms, announced on Thursday, as “world-leading”. That may be true, in the same way that China’s “Great Firewall” – a tool of authoritarian suppression – was “world-leading” when it began in the 1990s. If that comparison seems dramatic, it is meant to be. The government’s ham-fisted measures have absolutely no place in
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Attorney-General Must Order Department To Release 1,300 Documents Targeting Australians
29 November 2019

Attorney-General Must Order Department To Release 1,300 Documents Targeting Australians

As uncovered in The Australian, an Institute of Public Affairs freedom of information request has revealed that the Attorney-General’s department holds in excess of 1,300 documents and correspondence relating to Andrew Cooper, Tony Abbott, CPAC and ACU. “1,300 documents and correspondence relating to Abbott, Cooper, CPAC and ACU captured from eight full time public servants over a seven-month period is
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There May Be 1300 Reasons This Law Does Not Work
29 November 2019

There May Be 1300 Reasons This Law Does Not Work

There are potentially 1300 smoking guns pointing to evidence that the Attorney­-General’s Department has been using the power of the commonwealth to target conservatives­ in Australia. It is not acceptable for bureaucrats to be running a covert political operation out of the Attorney-General’s Department to silence Australians because of their polit­ical beliefs, but they are able to under the Foreign
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