Law and Justice

7 July 2016

Get More Cops On The Beat To Stop Violent Crime Wave

“The recent spate of cars being set on fire across Cranbourne illustrates the urgent need to reinvest some of Victoria’s criminal justice spending in the police force. This is the best way to stop violent crime,” said Daniel Wild, Research Fellow with the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The recent car arsons come on top of
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1 May 2016

Free Speech On Campus Audit 2016

Freedom of speech is under serious threat at Australian universities. The Free Speech on Campus Audit 2016 is a systematic review of intellectual freedom on Australian campuses using a methodology adapted from American and British assessments of university free speech. Each Australian university has been assigned a red, amber, or green speech ranking, based upon their policies and past actions.
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Magna Carta – The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty
15 June 2015

Magna Carta – The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty

‘Our liberty, democracy, and human rights are all in some way related to what was inscribed on parchment at Runnymede in June 1215’ The Magna Carta is a founding document of individual liberty, rule of law, and parliamentary democracy.  In this accessible and engaging book, Chris Berg and John Roskam explain what the Magna Carta is, where it came from,
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Liberalism: A Short History by Richard Allsop
10 May 2014

Liberalism: A Short History by Richard Allsop

The Institute of Public Affairs is excited to present Liberalism: A Short History by IPA Research Fellow Richard Allsop. This is the fourth addition to the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program monograph series. Western Civilisation owes the word ‘liberal’ to the Spanish War of Independence (1808-14) where the liberales, who wanted individual rights and an end to feudal privilege, were pitched against the serviles, who supported
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28 August 2011

The Sunday Debate: Are Juries A Waste Of Time?

Ainslie Van Onselen and Tim Wilson go head-to-head on whether or not juries are a waste of time. AINSLIE VAN ONSELEN: Ask anyone who has sat on a jury trial and you will hear spine-chilling stories: jury members changing their minds at the 11th hour because they want to get home for the weekend; assumptions of guilt due to race
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25 February 2009

100 Great Book Of Liberty: The Essential Introduction To The Greatest Idea Of Western Civilisation

100 Great Books of Liberty is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the books which made liberty the most important idea of Western Civilisation. From Plato’s The Republic and The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, to Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, these 100 books have laid the foundation for the modern world. Covering history, biography, philosophy, politics,
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