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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...

Donald Trump is not a conservative - just look at his views on trade

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 18th January, 2016

Donald Trump's proposal to end all Muslim immigration to the United States has unleashed a justified torrent of commentary around the world. But it...

Poorest members of Trans-Pacific Partnership to benefit most

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Age 17th January, 2016

Why is Australia a party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement? This regional free trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations, including...

The head-to-head for Treasurer

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 15th January, 2016

The success of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten this year will to a very large extent depend on the performances of their respective Treasurer and...