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University Regulator TEQSA Has Lost Its Way On Political Matters
29 June 2018

University Regulator TEQSA Has Lost Its Way On Political Matters

Australia’s university regulator, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, is not only failing to protect free intellectual inquiry but its ideologically driven interventions are part of the problem. Australia’s universities are facing a serious reputational crisis. The more universities become aligned with a single line of political thought, the more the community will wonder, rightly, why billions of taxpayer
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What Version of Western Civilization are Universities Offering Students?
14 June 2018

What Version of Western Civilization are Universities Offering Students?

The study of Western civilization in Australia is in crisis. This has come to light in the last few weeks following the Australian National University’s decisionto pull out from the partnership with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. University of Sydney historian Dirk Moses raises an interesting point when he declares that the problem is declining enrolments in the Bachelor of Arts in Australian
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At Uni With Mrs Potato Head
9 June 2018

At Uni With Mrs Potato Head

These days, whenever a local council comes up with a lunatic idea that bewilders ordinary Australians, you can be guaranteed that there is a university behind it. Last month the Herald Sun reported that Manningham and Melbourne City Councils were going to remove from their respective kindergartens, schools and libraries all books and toys deemed to enforce gender stereotypes. The
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Women In Uni Debates Don’t Need Ridiculous Quotas
28 March 2018

Women In Uni Debates Don’t Need Ridiculous Quotas

ONE can only assume that the people from the University of Sydney Union responsible for writing and imposing the new gender and diversity quotas on the Debating Society have not met the women that this is supposed to ‘help’. Women in debating do not need a leg up or your pity. As someone who competed at a state level in high school
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Ask The States Why Money Isn’t Spent On Schools
6 March 2018

Ask The States Why Money Isn’t Spent On Schools

It’s almost budget time. That means that every rent-seeker in the country is off to Canberra with their begging bowl: Please Mr Morrison can we have some more? To be fair to Morrison there are an infinite number of worthy causes calling out for increased expenditure. Take national security, for example. We live in a dangerous world where any number
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Top Three Lefty Unis
26 February 2018

Top Three Lefty Unis

From the sandstones to the concrete monstrosities, Australia’s university students are returning to lecture halls and classrooms in coming weeks. This provides an opportune time to ask: are our publically funded universities adequately guarding freedom of expression? Are our universities allowing the voicing of competing perspectives in the pursuit of knowledge and truth? The Institute of Public Affairs’ Free Speech
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Time To Reopen Debate
3 January 2018

Time To Reopen Debate

Our universities are restricting speech like never before in a misguided attempt to protect students’ feelings Australia’s universities are becoming increasingly hostile to intellectual freedom, threatening their truth-finding mission. The Institute of Public Affairs’ Free Speech on Campus Audit 2017 -systematically analysed more than 165 policies and actions at Australia’s universities. The audit found that 34 of Australia’s 42 universities
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Why We Must Reject Identity Politics
31 October 2017

Why We Must Reject Identity Politics

The IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera explains the dangers of identity politics, and how this way of thinking is impacting Australian universities.
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