Society

Lowering Ourselves To Rising
30 May 2024

Lowering Ourselves To Rising

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Dr Bella d’Abrera contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Victoria’s economic performance. While Victorians can’t afford their bills, they’re paying for a post-modern horror show Melbourne’s CBD is a grim place, so why anyone would want to make it even grimmer is a mystery. Yet this is precisely what the artistic directors behind Rising,
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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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Why Penny Wong And Academic Elites Are Wrong On Gaza
14 December 2023

Why Penny Wong And Academic Elites Are Wrong On Gaza

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 14 December 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. Foreign Minister Penny Wong demonstrated the moral corruption of the UN and the
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Libs And Labor Should Put The Greens Last Over Antisemitism
7 December 2023

Libs And Labor Should Put The Greens Last Over Antisemitism

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 7 December 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. Australia’s elites in big business, the media, and our cultural institutions have for
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Cost-of-living Crisis Is A Social Crisis Too
16 November 2023

Cost-of-living Crisis Is A Social Crisis Too

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 16 November 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. An economically pessimistic society finds it a lot harder to repair and renew
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Women Pay The Price For The Prime Minister’s Productivity Problems
13 November 2023

Women Pay The Price For The Prime Minister’s Productivity Problems

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 13 November 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. Despite a rapidly declining birth rate across the Western world, new research out
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The War On Motherhood
2 August 2022

The War On Motherhood

Women have come a long way in the struggle for equality in society, but what started as a noble project has been hijacked to fuel the grievance industry. Big business are the winners in this game, and families the losers. In July, KPMG released She’s Price(d)less, their taxpayer-funded report into the gender wage gap commissioned by the Diversity Council of Australia
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Andrews Vs The Christians
13 February 2021

Andrews Vs The Christians

As long as the federal government is awarding Australia Day honours on the basis of individual sporting prowess then Australian legend Margaret Court deserves our highest award. And her public expressions of Christian beliefs should not be a disqualifying factor—no matter what Australia’s most anti-religious premier has to say about it. Perhaps Court should have been given an honour for
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Lack Of Same Sex Protection
2 September 2017

Lack Of Same Sex Protection

The (thankfully) former president of the Australian Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs suggested recently that the same-sex marriage debate was taking place in a ‘post-truth’ climate and disputed claims there were insufficient protections for freedom of speech and religion. On the first point, Triggs is completely right. But in making the second point Triggs is engaging in a bit of
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High Tax: The Pillar Of What Civilisation?
16 June 2017

High Tax: The Pillar Of What Civilisation?

“Progressive” think tank Per Capita recently released the results of their annual tax survey. It turns out that 51.5 per cent of Australians think they pay about the right amount of tax. 39.6 per cent reckon they pay too much and a mere 1.9 per cent think they pay too little tax. It turns out that both young and old
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