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Enter The Liberal Party, Working-class Heroes
18 January 2024

Enter The Liberal Party, Working-class Heroes

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 18 January 2024 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. The Liberals have won over the battlers before. Now they have a new
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Not All Royal Commissions Are Equal
13 July 2023

Not All Royal Commissions Are Equal

The media are a lot more interested in scandals like robo-debt under a Coalition government than in Lawyer X under a Labor government in Victoria. The last few weeks have been the tale of two royal commissions. Last week in Canberra the report of the robo-debt scheme inquiry was released. It continues to dominate the political news as its “sealed chapter” recommends
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The Liberals’ Problem Isn’t The Brand, It’s The Philosophy
29 June 2023

The Liberals’ Problem Isn’t The Brand, It’s The Philosophy

The political program of small government, more choice and more personal responsibility is not appealing to voters after years of COVID and in economic tough times. Apparently, according to the media, pollsters and more than a few Liberal MPs, the Liberal Party has a problem with “young people” and “women” as these key groups vote for it in ever-decreasing numbers. As a
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PwC Doesn’t Do What It Tells Its Clients To Do
1 June 2023

PwC Doesn’t Do What It Tells Its Clients To Do

For a firm that makes such a fuss about its expertise in ESG, it should have noticed that the “governance” part of those three letters is slowly being taken seriously. PwC is discovering the truth of “it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up”. Which is not to say or even suggest any crimes have been committed. We don’t know yet
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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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Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Lessons In Political And Economic Leadership
9 May 2023

Australia’s Future with Tony Abbott: Lessons In Political And Economic Leadership

See below for show notes: This week former Prime Minister and Distinguished Fellow at the IPA Tony Abbott shares his thoughts on political and economic leadership, in the context of the federal budget and the infighting in the Victorian Liberal Party. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au
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The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land
2 January 2023

The Liberals Face 2023 Lost In Electoral No-man’s Land

This article was originally published in The Australian Financial Review on or about 2 January 2023 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. Labor is basking in an aura of competence. The Liberals do not even
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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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When Big Parties Look The Same, Voters Turn Elsewhere
8 June 2022

When Big Parties Look The Same, Voters Turn Elsewhere

Australia issued its verdict at the polls last month. It may not be the desired outcome for all, but it’s an outcome we must respect. This was the most unconventional federal election in recent memory in more respects than one realises. For years the moderates in the Liberal Party ran the narrative that conservatives needed to tone down and embrace
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