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Shinzo Abe's visit remind us what a crucial ally he is to Australia

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 16th January, 2017

It is doubtful many Australians realise what a consequential leader Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been for Australia. During Abe's first,...

The fetishisation of the expert

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 13th January, 2017

Last month in the wake of Donald Trump's election as US president, Julia Baird the host of ABC TV's The Drum wrote a revealing article in The...

A new breed of ‘historian’

Education | Bella d'Abrera
The Spectator Australia 11th January, 2017

In the next few weeks, thousands of young Australians, having just finished 12 years of schooling, will be preparing themselves for what should be...

Intent as the enemy of truth

Food & Environment | Jennifer Marohasy
Online Opinion 9th January, 2017

At the beginning of each new year, we are encouraged to make some new resolution, or other. The idea is usually to seek to improve on our current...

More of the same is not good enough

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation Australia 20th December, 2016

Despite four prime ministers and four treasurers since 2013, Australia's budget situation has not improved. Only Chris Bowen has no case to answer...

'Comfort women' statue row shows absurdity of 18C

Freedom of Speech | Andrew Bushnell
The Australian 19th December, 2016

A law against offending people is a stupid idea, a truth that is now being confirmed on an almost daily basis. In recent months we have seen the...

A political lesson for Australian politics from Brexit and Trump

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 16th December, 2016

In Reflections on the Revolution in France published in 1790, Edmund Burke concluded that "A state without the means of some change is without the...

Censorship, trigger warnings and “free speech”: the National Union of Students meets

Education | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 13th December, 2016

This week the rabble that is the National Union of Students will hold their annual National Conference in Geelong at Deakin University. The...

Green-left legerdemain doesn’t make religion relevant

Ideas & Liberty | Father James Grant
The Spectator Australia 8th December, 2016

It has long been obvious that the political agenda of some Catholic organisations and schools rest solidly within the Green-left advocacy model,...

Key lesson is that a bold agenda is possible

Economics & Deregulation | Andrew Bushnell
Australian Financial Review 6th December, 2016

The New Zealand prime minister is rightly being showered with praise from over this side of the Tasman. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Key's...