rights and freedoms

Australia Censored Episode 2:  Was The Voice Defeated Due To Misinformation With Professor James Allan
16 February 2024

Australia Censored Episode 2: Was The Voice Defeated Due To Misinformation With Professor James Allan

In this episode of Australia Censored, host John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs talks to Professor James Allan, Garrick Professor of Law at the University of Queensland. Professor Allan and John discuss the 2023 Voice referendum and how the Yes campaign blamed the result on “misinformation”. Will this be used to help justify
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Australia Censored Episode 1:  Defending Free Speech With John Roskam
13 February 2024

Australia Censored Episode 1: Defending Free Speech With John Roskam

In episode one of Australia Censored, host John Storey, Director of Law and Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs talks to long time free speech campaigner John Roskam. Here they discuss the federal government’s proposed online censorship laws, how the history of these laws trace back to the former Coalition government and the failure of the centre-right to fight
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Australia Censored With John Storey: The Federal Government’s Online Censorship Bill
12 February 2024

Australia Censored With John Storey: The Federal Government’s Online Censorship Bill

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Director of Law and Policy John Storey explains how the federal government’s online censorship bill will seek to silence mainstream opinion online. Below is a transcript of the show. The federal government’s proposed online censorship laws are the most draconian attack on free speech Australians have ever faced in peacetime. What does this mean for
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Bella d’Abrera At CPAC 2023 On Free Speech At Australia’s Universities – 20 August 2023
24 August 2023

Bella d’Abrera At CPAC 2023 On Free Speech At Australia’s Universities – 20 August 2023

On August 20, Foundations of Western Civilisation Program, Dr Bella d’Abrera, addresses CPAC 2023 in Sydney on the attack on free speech at Australian university campuses. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Dr. Bella d’Abrera: I really got the short
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Daniel Wild At CPAC 2023 On The Weaponising Of ‘Misinformation’ – 19 August 2023
24 August 2023

Daniel Wild At CPAC 2023 On The Weaponising Of ‘Misinformation’ – 19 August 2023

On August 19, Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild addresses CPAC 2023 in Sydney on how ‘misinformation’ is being weaponised against mainstream Australia by an overclass of elites. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Daniel Wild: Well, thank you everyone. Great
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IPA Poll: Attitudes Towards Rural And Regional Australia
18 August 2023

IPA Poll: Attitudes Towards Rural And Regional Australia

This poll of 1,000 Australians was commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs. Data for this poll was collected by Dynata between 4 August to 6 August 2023. QUESTION 1: Approximately how much food do you believe Australian food producers produce each year?
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Poll: Harness Australians Desire To Back The Bush
18 August 2023

Poll: Harness Australians Desire To Back The Bush

“Australians are deeply aware of the vital contribution our rural and regional communities make to our nation. Our leaders need to heed this and refocus policies to back the bush, and bridge the city-country divide,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As the 2023 Bush Summit continues around Australia, the IPA has today released
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Time To Rebalance The Scales Of Justice
8 February 2023

Time To Rebalance The Scales Of Justice

The death of Veronica Nelson in custody has finally convinced the state government to address the appalling rise in Victorian prison numbers, and, encouragingly, the state opposition agrees criminal justice reforms are necessary. Key to these reforms is a review of bail eligibility. The number of unsentenced prisoners, like Veronica Nelson, has more than doubled over the past decade. The
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Red Tape Reduction Focus Welcomed
3 February 2023

Red Tape Reduction Focus Welcomed

“The commitment to appoint a Red Tape Commissioner by Premier Dom Perrottet, if re-elected, is an important display of economic leadership and a step in the right direction,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Yesterday, it was announced that a re-elected state Coalition Government in New South Wales would:  “Cutting red tape is critical
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Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis: Proposed Reforms Of The Australian Sentencing System
11 November 2022

Australia’s Emerging Incarceration Crisis: Proposed Reforms Of The Australian Sentencing System

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has taken a lead role in providing empirically-grounded reform proposals for the criminal justice system, with a strong focus on reducing incarceration numbers. The report released in 2017, titled Australia’s Criminal Justice Costs: An International Comparison noted that ‘despite spending more than most countries [on prisons] and more and more each year, our results
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