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Higgins ‘cover-up’ no Watergate. It was another ‘Russsiagate’
18 April 2024

Higgins ‘cover-up’ no Watergate. It was another ‘Russsiagate’

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 18 April 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. It might not be Australia’s own version of “Russiagate”, but there are more
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Dunkley Is The Liberal Party’s Chance To Advance On Morrison
1 March 2024

Dunkley Is The Liberal Party’s Chance To Advance On Morrison

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 29 February 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 timing of the former PM’s departure with the byelection is coincidental but
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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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Wong Can Deride Morrison’s ‘Diplomatic Insensitivity’ All She Wants But It Is Labor Who Has Endangered Our Vital Relationship With Israel
22 October 2022

Wong Can Deride Morrison’s ‘Diplomatic Insensitivity’ All She Wants But It Is Labor Who Has Endangered Our Vital Relationship With Israel

This article was originally published in Sky News Australia on or about 22 October 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. Wong has ironically tried to paint the former PM as diplomatically insensitive over West
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Government Made The Covid Crisis Even Worse
22 September 2022

Government Made The Covid Crisis Even Worse

This article was originally published in The Australian. In this article, The Hon. Tony Abbott contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how that affected Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its
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Morrison: The Spinner That Lost
6 September 2022

Morrison: The Spinner That Lost

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into jobs lost as a consequence of net zero policies, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. It is a shame Scott Morrison picked politics over cricket as a profession, as there are only so
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Secret Appointments Must Be Reviewed By Independent Inquiry
15 August 2022

Secret Appointments Must Be Reviewed By Independent Inquiry

“Scott Morrison’s secret ministerial appointments exemplify the disregard for the rule of law shown by Australia’s political leaders as part of the nation’s pandemic response,” said Morgan Begg, the Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported in The Australian, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison secretly arranged to be sworn in as the Minister
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The Liberal Party Lost By Standing For Nothing
24 May 2022

The Liberal Party Lost By Standing For Nothing

Rather than pander to a loud and privileged elite in teal seats, the Liberal Party must start asking itself what it believes in and seeking support for policies that reflect those beliefs. If its behaviour in the three days since it lost the 2022 federal election is anything to go by, the Liberal Party is going to spend the next few years
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Liberal ‘Broad Church’ Is Now An Inter-faith Dialogue
12 May 2022

Liberal ‘Broad Church’ Is Now An Inter-faith Dialogue

Robert Menzies didn’t start the Liberal Party to fight for the forgotten people living in harbour mansions. In a speech he made when he was prime minister, John Howard famously described the Liberal Party as a “broad church”, accommodating the political traditions of both classical liberalism and conservatism. Subject to some minor qualifications Howard’s analysis was accurate. But that was
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Now it’s ScoMo’s Ministry of Truth
2 April 2022

Now it’s ScoMo’s Ministry of Truth

Why are the Liberals silencing free speech? The Morrison government’s plans to give regulators new powers to crack down on online speech is an authoritarian and dangerous policy that could just as easily have come from a Labor/Greens government. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher recently announced the federal government will be rubber stamping a request from the Australian Communications and Media
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