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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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Clare’s Woke-ready Students
2 August 2023

Clare’s Woke-ready Students

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, 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 establishing many of the liberties enjoyed
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Forgetting The Past: How Post-modernist Theory Has Replaced History In Australian Universities In 2022
28 November 2022

Forgetting The Past: How Post-modernist Theory Has Replaced History In Australian Universities In 2022

History as a discipline as taught in Australian universities is no longer about a study of the past, as it has been replaced by post-modernist theory. In The Idea of History, the great English philosopher Historian RG Collingwood wrote that ‘history is for human self- knowledge. The only clue to what man can do is what man has done. The
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Australian Universities Risk Giving The Game Away To China In The Uphill Battle To Defend Our National Security
15 November 2022

Australian Universities Risk Giving The Game Away To China In The Uphill Battle To Defend Our National Security

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 15 November 2022 and was written by the author in her 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. We face an ongoing struggle to defend our national security against malicious foreign actors,
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The Kids Aren’t Alright
1 November 2022

The Kids Aren’t Alright

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 1 November 2022 and was written by the author in her 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 Age of Anxiety has dawned. While this may be easy to dismiss as
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Tyranny’s Higher Education Production Line
14 October 2022

Tyranny’s Higher Education Production Line

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into freedom of speech on 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,
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Universities Need To Stop Being The Enablers Of Social Activism
20 September 2022

Universities Need To Stop Being The Enablers Of Social Activism

This article was originally published in The Epoch Times. In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into freedom of speech on 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,
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Undoing Australia
4 August 2022

Undoing Australia

The University of Melbourne is training revolutionaries to dismantle the nation Back in 2017, the University of Sydney launched a campaign to ‘unlearn’ education. In 2022, the University of Melbourne upped the ante by launching a campaign to unlearn the entire nation. In an extraordinary act of institutional suicide, one of Australia’s most prestigious universities has introduced an initiative titled
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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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Divided We Fall
30 January 2021

Divided We Fall

In the middle of the 15th century, Italian philosopher, bishop, and humanist Francesco Patrizi of Siena wrote a number of important political treatises second only in popularity to that of Machiavelli. In one volume on political education, Patrizi tackled the perennial problem of incivility in society, proposing that the solution lay in educating the ruling classes in the virtue of
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