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Don’t Know Much About…
20 June 2020

Don’t Know Much About…

Yesterday Education Minister Dan Tehan announced that university students will now be paying up to $14,500 per year to study the humanities, an increase of over 110 per cent. On all likelihood, the fee hike will mean a larger bill for the Australian taxpayer as many humanities students leave university without the skills needed to get a job and start
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What About Relief From The Student Services And Amenities Fee?
19 May 2020

What About Relief From The Student Services And Amenities Fee?

While Daniel Andrews hands out thousands of dollars to international students in Victoria, domestic students are left to foot the bill as they continue to pay fees for services that do not exist.   The Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory upfront payment of up to $308 introduced by the Gillard government in 2011. This repackaged form of compulsory
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Don’t Bail Out Bloated Unis
6 March 2020

Don’t Bail Out Bloated Unis

Australian universities should not get a cent of any federal government bailout program or stimulus package in the wake of the coronavirus. Over the past decade universities have privatised the profits from the fees paid by overseas students. University vice-chancellors in this country enjoy building Taj Mahals to themselves and earning an average annual salary of close to $1 million.
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Radical Feminism Has No Place In Psychology
14 February 2019

Radical Feminism Has No Place In Psychology

Australian boys and men seeking help for mental illness may soon find themselves being lectured about toxic masculinity and white privilege. The Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australia’s peak body for psychologists, has signalled that it is likely to follow the path of the of the American Psychological Association (APA), and adopt something similar to the APA’s newly-released Guidelines for Psychological Practice
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Three Years In An Aussie Re-Education Camp
9 February 2019

Three Years In An Aussie Re-Education Camp

The next cohort of prospective undergraduates who plan on studying Australia’s history at university in 2019 should scrutinise the subject descriptions on offer with considerable care. If they are hoping that three years of a university education might provide an understanding of modern Australia in terms of our debt to Western civilisation, they should steer well clear. If, however, they
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The Heavy Hand Of Free Speech
16 November 2018

The Heavy Hand Of Free Speech

The British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton in a recent speech remarked that modern-day universities are increasingly reverting to the role they played in the Middle Ages. Medieval universities, according to Scruton, studied dogma and were “devoted to identifying and extirpating heresies”. Individuals were sometimes able to express those heresies so that they could be examined in order to be proved wrong,
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IPA Welcomes Robert French-Led Free Speech On Campus Inquiry
14 November 2018

IPA Welcomes Robert French-Led Free Speech On Campus Inquiry

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the Government’s announcement that former Chief Justice of Australia Robert French will review freedom of speech at universities. “Australia’s universities are failing to live up to their moral and legal duty to safeguard free expression,” said Matthew Lesh, Research Fellow with the IPA. “The French review is an important
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UTAS Risk To Freedom Of Expression And Human Rights
7 November 2018

UTAS Risk To Freedom Of Expression And Human Rights

The University of Tasmania’s draft behaviour policy is a serious threat to freedom of expression and basic legal rights. The bedrock of university life is the ability to freely explore ideas. It is only through the process of claim and counter-claim that it is possible to separate good ideas from bad and discover the truth. Across the Anglosphere, from American
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Special Edition of The Young IPA Podcast – Interview with Dennis Prager
5 April 2018

Special Edition of The Young IPA Podcast – Interview with Dennis Prager

In 2009 Dennis Prager launched PragerU which creates concise 5 minute videos on complex political, economic, social and cultural issues. PragerU stands by its claim that viewing all of its videos is a better preparation for life today than attending an American university. The aim of PragerU is the produce videos that provide a better education than that is offered
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Free Speech On Campus Audit 2017
9 December 2017

Free Speech On Campus Audit 2017

Australia’s universities are failing to protect free speech on campus. The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA)’s Free Speech on Campus Audit 2017 is a systematic analysis of over 165 policies and actions at Australia’s 42 universities. The Audit rates each university’s support for free speech through analysis of policies and actions that limit the diversity of ideas on campus. The
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