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The Liberals Need A Truth-telling Game Plan
21 May 2023

The Liberals Need A Truth-telling Game Plan

The challenge for Peter Dutton is to be honest with Australians about the condition of the nation and still get elected, rather than blamed. Recently, a federal Coalition MP was contemplating the condition of the opposition one year on from the federal election. As a keen follower of sport from an AFL state, the politician described the situation in football
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Liberals’ Referendum Position Welcomed
5 April 2023

Liberals’ Referendum Position Welcomed

“The IPA welcomes the Leader of the Opposition’s announcement that the Liberal Party will formally reject a constitutionally enshrined race-based body, but warns against making any compromises,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement that the Liberal Party will formally oppose an Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament being inserted into the Australian Constitution, is
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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: ‘Crackers’ to Remove Moira Deeming from Liberal Party
24 March 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: ‘Crackers’ to Remove Moira Deeming from Liberal Party

See below for show notes: This week former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA Tony Abbott argues that surely it must be possible for someone to stand up for women’s rights and remain a member of the parliamentary Liberal Party, and any idea that Moira Deeming should be removed from the parliamentary Liberal Party is ‘crackers.’ Find out
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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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Voters Must Say No To Labor’s Naïve Plan To Make Victoria Nearly Totally Reliant On Green Energy By 2035
21 November 2022

Voters Must Say No To Labor’s Naïve Plan To Make Victoria Nearly Totally Reliant On Green Energy By 2035

This article was originally published in Sky News Australia on or about 21 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. While the Coalition want to increase gas supply and combat ever-climbing electricity prices, Labor
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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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Dutton Plays The Culture Card
3 November 2022

Dutton Plays The Culture Card

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 3 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. Even Dutton’s own side warn him off “populist” issues. But there is not
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State Liberals’ Integrity Blues Are Of Their Own Making
11 August 2022

State Liberals’ Integrity Blues Are Of Their Own Making

The travails of Dominic Perrottet and Matthew Guy show that if the public’s imagination is not captured by politicians’ policies, something else will get voters’ attention. What former US secretary of state Dean Acheson said about Britain in 1962, if adapted slightly, could apply to the Liberal Party in NSW and Victoria – and, for that matter, in every other
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Net Zero Will Be The New Zero-COVID
16 June 2022

Net Zero Will Be The New Zero-COVID

The energy crisis should prompt Peter Dutton to ditch the 2050 emission target that, like eliminating the virus, no one will ever admit to supporting in a few years time. Eventually, net zero will be akin to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Just as one day no one will ever admit to having supported lockdowns, people will say “net zero? What was that?” And
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We Need Power Now
14 June 2022

We Need Power Now

Australia must scrap net zero emissions targets and bolster its coal, gas and nuclear resources Over the last two decades, Australians have suffered through low voltage leadership, which has culminated in the dawning energy crisis that Australia certainly did not need to have. Australia has thousands of years of coal supplies. Yet, under the policy of net zero emission by
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