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New Space Race: Putting Woke Into Orbit
29 February 2024

New Space Race: Putting Woke Into Orbit

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into Australian Universities and how they are failing young Australians. If we want to reach for the stars, then it will be our best and brightest – not virtue signalling – that gets us there. It’s not rocket science. Or is it? Those working at Monash University’s recently launched
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‘Voices’ Are Stacked Against Remote Indigenous Communities
12 October 2023

‘Voices’ Are Stacked Against Remote Indigenous Communities

In this article, Margaret Chambers contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Voice to Parliament. The IPA has been researching the consequences a potential Voice to Parliament would have to the political freedom, liberty, and equality of Australians since the Uluru Statement of the Heart was first being drafted. ‘We need to listen to people’ so
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Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice
11 October 2023

Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice

 Click here to download the research report. If an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the Voice) is inserted into the Australian Constitution, it will have the power to make ‘representations’ to the Commonwealth parliament and executive government. The power to make representations implies the Voice will be representative. However, analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs finds the Voice
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Voice To Parliament To Divide And Marginalise Regional Indigenous Communities
11 October 2023

Voice To Parliament To Divide And Marginalise Regional Indigenous Communities

“Far from being a voice for disadvantaged remote Indigenous communities, new analysis shows the proposed Voice to Parliament model is biased towards the niche values of the urban elite and activists,” said Morgan Begg, the Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA research released today, Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice, analyses the
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Canberra Isn’t Listening To Indigenous Voices On Remote Education
17 August 2023

Canberra Isn’t Listening To Indigenous Voices On Remote Education

Hypocrisy within government undermines the credibility of policymakers, erodes public trust, wastes precious time, and squanders taxpayer funds. An example of this is the federal government’s decision to spend upwards of $380 million to conduct the referendum for the Voice to Parliament proposal, while simultaneously cutting funding to remote schools serving Indigenous communities, and cancelling plans to build two much
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Clare’s Woke-ready Students
2 August 2023

Clare’s Woke-ready Students

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, 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 many of the liberties enjoyed
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Suss-tainable Cuisine
17 November 2022

Suss-tainable Cuisine

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 17 November 2022 and was written by the author in her 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. Cover by Sarah Dudley, illustration by Ben Davis Now Marxism is on the menu
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1770 And All That – Why Renaming Cook Cup Is Wrong
28 June 2022

1770 And All That – Why Renaming Cook Cup Is Wrong

The Rugby Football Union and Rugby Australia’s joint decision this month to rename the Cook Cup the Ella-Mobbs Trophy is not only pointless virtue signalling but also a gross misrepresentation of one of the most remarkable figures in our recent history. In the past few years James Cook has gone from being revered as a courageous hero to being vilified
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