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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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Free Speech On Campus Audit 2023
10 August 2023

Free Speech On Campus Audit 2023

Australia’s universities are failing to protect freedom of speech on campus. The Institute of Public Affairs’ Free Speech on Campus Audit 2023 is the fourth systematic analysis of more than 279 policies at Australia’s 42 universities. The Audit rates each university’s support for free speech by analysing policies that restrict expression. In 2023, almost all Australian universities are hostile to
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Threats To Free Speech On Campus have More Than Doubled Since 2016
10 August 2023

Threats To Free Speech On Campus have More Than Doubled Since 2016

“Australian universities should be the exemplars of free expression, but sadly free speech is under renewed attack on our university campuses, where conformity is valued over education and debate,” said Brianna McKee, National Manager of Generation Liberty at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released its Free Speech on Campus Audit 2023 research report, which reviewed the 279
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What’s Left of Our Cultural Inheritance?
21 March 2023

What’s Left of Our Cultural Inheritance?

In this article, Brianna McKee is to contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the teaching of history in Australian universities, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in
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Netflix Universities…?
2 June 2022

Netflix Universities…?

Universities around the world have compromised academic rigour to serve Woke maxims. Now, this centuries-old and once highly regarded institution of learning has risked becoming a ‘Netflix campus’ if a concerning trend isn’t reversed. It was revealed in the Daily Telegraph last week that Sydney’s university academics are opting to present recycled pre-recorded lectures to students, rather than in-person lectures that are
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‘Sonic Anti-Colonialism’ Sounds A Bit Off
6 August 2020

‘Sonic Anti-Colonialism’ Sounds A Bit Off

Last week, Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan announced that the government will be dishing out $90.5 million worth of taxpayers’ money to 100 of the 690 applicants who applied to the Australian Research Council for a Future Fellowship grant. A perusal of the project descriptions reveals that the vast majority are extremely worthy ventures which will undoubtedly make a positive
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Universities Always Said We Were Racists, Now Look At Their Dilemma
15 June 2020

Universities Always Said We Were Racists, Now Look At Their Dilemma

Australian universities are in quite the pickle. Not only are they watching as potentially $12bn in revenue from foreign student fees slips away, but they are also being accused of racism by the country they rely on for so much of their funding. Last week, Beijing issued a statement in which it warned Chinese students to give Australian universities a
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Australia’s Other Plague: Incestuous ‘Intellectuals’
2 April 2020

Australia’s Other Plague: Incestuous ‘Intellectuals’

Few images better capture the out of touch and incompetent nature of Australia’s self-described elites as three university academics playing word games to describe the economy as “hibernating” while the lives of millions of normal Australians are being destroyed and disfigured, some permanently. According to reports in the Nine papers (April 1, 2020), three academics from the Australian National University
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Academia Rooted
6 December 2019

Academia Rooted

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences continues to be the standard bearer for everything that is desperately wrong with modern academia. In October, the university’s Environment Institute hosted a two-day symposium entitled ‘Unsettling Ecological Poetics.’ For the uninitiated, ecological poetics, also known as ecopoetics, is a relatively new genre of profoundly pessimistic poetry which laments the
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Taxpayers Fleeced, Betrayed As Unis Ponder Why Christ Born A Man
20 November 2019

Taxpayers Fleeced, Betrayed As Unis Ponder Why Christ Born A Man

Australian universities are abandoning their role as custodians of Western civilisation in favour of a seemingly endless obsession with identity politics. I wrote recently about the University of Sydney’s Resurgent Racism project, a flagship program that provides taxpayer funds to academics so they can berate Australians for supposedly being racist. But it is the tip of the iceberg when it
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