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Australian Universities Hostile To Free Speech: IPA Report
9 December 2017

Australian Universities Hostile To Free Speech: IPA Report

Australian universities are hostile to free speech on campus, according to the Institute of Public Affairs’ Free Speech on Campus Audit 2017 authored by IPA research fellow Matthew Lesh. The Audit systematically analyses over 165 policies and actions at Australia’s 42 universities, and finds that: Thirty-four (81 per cent) of Australia’s 42 universities are hostile to free speech on campus.
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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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Sex And Gender In The British Empire, Anyone?
28 October 2017

Sex And Gender In The British Empire, Anyone?

In 440 BC, the Greek historian Herodotus of Halicarnassus broke with tradition by collecting primary sources and then systematically and critically arranging them into a narrative. In doing so, he essentially established the genre of objective historical writing, earning himself the epithet of the ‘Father of History.’ According to a coterie of historians currently practising their trade in Australian universities
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We Risk Being Remembered As The Generation That Forgot History
23 October 2017

We Risk Being Remembered As The Generation That Forgot History

Bad ideas flourish in dark places. The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities in 2017, ­released on Monday by the Institute of Public Affairs, exposes the dirty ­little secret about history teaching in Australian universities. Rather than rigorous learning about ­important historical events that underpin our dem­o­cracy, history teaching in this country is drenched in
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Our Universities Value Identity Politics Over Western Civilisation — And Here’s The Proof
23 October 2017

Our Universities Value Identity Politics Over Western Civilisation — And Here’s The Proof

The IPA’s report, The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities in 2017, written by Bella d’Abrera, has received a strong reaction since its release last week. Much of it has been positive, with education experts, politicians and even a former prime minister weighing in. But the empire of academia has struck back, with a number of pieces by university professors
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Left Is Parading Social Science As History
17 October 2017

Left Is Parading Social Science As History

The history and substance of Western civilisation that are essential to understanding our present and shaping our future are not being taught to history undergraduates. Instead, the focus of a typical undergraduate history degree has shifted from the study of significant events and subjects to a view of the past seen through the lens of the identity politics of race,
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The Rise Of Identity Politics: History In Australian Universities
17 October 2017

The Rise Of Identity Politics: History In Australian Universities

History undergraduates are not being taught about the history and substance of Western Civilisation, according to a new Institute of Public Affairs report The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities, authored by Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. The report systematically reviews the
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The Rise Of Identity Politics: An Audit Of History Teaching At Australian Universities In 2017
17 October 2017

The Rise Of Identity Politics: An Audit Of History Teaching At Australian Universities In 2017

This is a systematic review of all 746 history undergraduate courses taught in 2017 at the 35 Australian universities which offer history as a program of study. The main findings of The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities in 2017 reveals that history has shifted away from the study of significant historical events and
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The Rise Of Identity Politics In Universities
16 October 2017

The Rise Of Identity Politics In Universities

A discussion of ‘The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities in 2017’ written by Dr Bella d’Abrera.
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Unlearning Civilisation
6 October 2017

Unlearning Civilisation

Australia’s oldest and most prestigious institution of higher education, the University of Sydney, has reached an all- time low. In a remarkable act of institutional suicide, the university has introduced a compulsory initiative to “unlearn”. In one fell swoop, it has done itself out of a job. Under the guise of promoting research and its role in the changing world,
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