freedom of speech

The Davos War Against Free Speech Intensifies
29 January 2024

The Davos War Against Free Speech Intensifies

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. If you sit around the kitchen table with the average Australian and ask what their biggest concerns are, they are likely to answer: mortgages, inflation, unaffordable housing, rising energy costs, or
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The government’s censorship agenda is out in the open
27 December 2023

The government’s censorship agenda is out in the open

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. The federal government has previously maintained that its proposed misinformation laws would not allow the government to censor the internet. Communications minister Michelle Rowland even declared the government would have ‘no
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Australia’s War On Free Speech
4 December 2023

Australia’s War On Free Speech

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. The government’s plan to regulate online misinformation will have chilling implications. A vast new censorship apparatus is being created across the supposedly free societies of the West. Human-resources managers sack staff for expressing
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We Measured the State of Free Speech On University Campuses
13 October 2023

We Measured the State of Free Speech On University Campuses

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the freedom of speech on Australian university campuses, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing
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Free Speech On Campus, Actions Are Louder Than Words
4 September 2023

Free Speech On Campus, Actions Are Louder Than Words

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the freedom of speech on Australian university campuses, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing
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Parliamentary Research Brief – The Free Speech Crisis In Australian Universities And How To Solve It
31 August 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – The Free Speech Crisis In Australian Universities And How To Solve It

University hostility to freedom of speech has more than doubled since 2016 In 2016, 67% of Australian universities enforced policies that were explicitly hostile to free speech. In 2023, that number has increased to 90%. Hostility to free speech on campus can be measured by the number and severity of conduct polices enforced by universities. The combined hostility score across
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Bella d’Abrera At CPAC 2023 On Free Speech At Australia’s Universities – 20 August 2023
24 August 2023

Bella d’Abrera At CPAC 2023 On Free Speech At Australia’s Universities – 20 August 2023

On August 20, Foundations of Western Civilisation Program, Dr Bella d’Abrera, addresses CPAC 2023 in Sydney on the attack on free speech at Australian university campuses. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Dr. Bella d’Abrera: I really got the short
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Free Speech On Campus Audit 2023
10 August 2023

Free Speech On Campus Audit 2023

Australia’s universities are failing to protect freedom of speech on campus. The Institute of Public Affairs’ Free Speech on Campus Audit 2023 is the fourth systematic analysis of more than 279 policies at Australia’s 42 universities. The Audit rates each university’s support for free speech by analysing policies that restrict expression. In 2023, almost all Australian universities are hostile to
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Threats To Free Speech On Campus have More Than Doubled Since 2016
10 August 2023

Threats To Free Speech On Campus have More Than Doubled Since 2016

“Australian universities should be the exemplars of free expression, but sadly free speech is under renewed attack on our university campuses, where conformity is valued over education and debate,” said Brianna McKee, National Manager of Generation Liberty at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released its Free Speech on Campus Audit 2023 research report, which reviewed the 279
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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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