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High anxiety in Liberal heartland

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 12th February, 2016

The Labor Party and Liberal Party are very different these days. One of the differences between the parties can be seen in how they each treat...

Republicans can teach the Coalition about principles

Ideas & Liberty | Brett Hogan
Australian Financial Review 11th February, 2016

While many Australians are enjoying the theatre of the United States presidential primaries, the contest is revealing a vast difference between the...

Is the Government chasing growth, or just revenue?

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 9th February, 2016

How on earth did tax reform come to be seen as the great white whale of economic reform in the 21st century? The debate about whether to raise the...

Repeal section 18C, the 'Andrew Bolt' law: it stifles free speech

Legal Rights Project | Simon Breheny
The Australian 5th February, 2016

The freedom of speech debate is about to be reignited after a complaint this week demonstrated the ongoing danger of section 18C of the Racial...

Church negativity erodes Australia

Ideas & Liberty | Father James Grant
The Portal 1st February, 2016

Australian Churches have undoubtedly had a lot to say to the Australian community over the last 20 years. Unfortunately, the message is almost...

Bill Shorten's wrong: more Gonski money won't help schools

Education | Hannah Pandel
The Australian 29th January, 2016

The fallacy that resources, facilities and more money are the key to building a successful education system is alive and well in Australia....

People's republic of distraction

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 29th January, 2016

A poll of 1000 Australians commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs released this week found 91 per cent of Australians are proud of their...

There is much to celebrate on Australia Day

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 26th January, 2016

Ninety-one per cent of Australians are proud to be Australian, and 85 per cent believe Australia Day is a day for celebration, according to a poll...

Celebrating the achievements of Professor Bob Carter: 1942 - 2016

| John Roskam
Letter to IPA members and supporters 20th January, 2016

I'm writing to IPA members and supporters to let you know that Professor Bob Carter, Emeritus Fellow of the IPA passed away yesterday evening...

Jedi vs Jihadi

Ideas & Liberty | Morgan Begg
The Spectator 18th January, 2016

Knighthoods have returned! No, not in Australia - Malcolm Turnbull remains PM, and the highest award in the Australian honours system will remain...