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COVID Protest Hypocrisy Remains Endemic In Victoria
6 July 2022

COVID Protest Hypocrisy Remains Endemic In Victoria

“With Victoria Police reportedly withdrawing charges against BLM protest organisers, the principle should be extended to all those who peacefully exercised their democratic right to protest,” said Morgan Begg, Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. On Tuesday, Nine newspapers reported that Victoria Police would be withdrawing charges laid against two organisers of the Black
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 67: Policing Under Pressure
10 June 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 67: Policing Under Pressure

This week saw thousands of Australians breaking social distancing laws protesting racism. As more people vote with their feet and ignore lockdown laws, is the pandemic effectively over and what does this mean for lockdown laws? (2:15-16:29) The protestors in the United States are now advocating for the police force to be defunded. What is the place for the police
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The Young IPA Podcast Episode 168: Coronavirus is over
5 June 2020

The Young IPA Podcast Episode 168: Coronavirus is over

  The protests are coming to Australia, but police aren’t handing out fines in Victoria. Therefore, social distancing regulations are dead – so let’s celebrate. We also talk the HomeBuilder scheme and pork-barrelling, as well as Nine and Newscorp losing their appeal to not be held legally responsible for what’s posted on their Facebook pages. Likes and dislikes this week
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 66: Where to Now?
3 June 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 66: Where to Now?

As protests and riots break out across America the important issues of policing and police immunities are getting lost, but will feature at election time. But when civil order is challenged by rioters, what options do Governments have but law and order? Is it Trump or the Democrat-controlled cities who have most to do? (2:12-40:02) The Federal Court made a
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Tyranny Of The T-bone
18 December 2018

Tyranny Of The T-bone

While England was in the middle of tearing itself apart during the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell and his fellow puritans were so profoundly offended by the singing of Christmas carols that they passed an Act of Parliament in 1644 to ban it. Three years later, in June 1647, the Long Parliament passed an ordinance which abolished the celebration of Christmas
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Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Is A Win For Women
12 October 2018

Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Is A Win For Women

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is a win for women. It is a win for the rule of law, which all peaceful and just societies are built upon. Central to the rule of law is the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. This evolved from Clause 39 of Magna Carta and remains the central pillar of justice in
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University of Sydney Encourages Censorious Heckler’s Veto
25 September 2018

University of Sydney Encourages Censorious Heckler’s Veto

The University of Sydney is encouraging censorship by charging security fees to student event organisers, according to free market think tank the Institute Public Affairs. University of Sydney vice-chancellor Michael Spence wrote in The Australian today that event organisers should pay for additional security for controversial speakers – justifying the $475 charged to the Sydney University Liberal Club to host
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