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Richard Allsop

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Beyond the bunyip aristocracy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Richard Allsop reviews William Charles Wentworth: Australia's greatest native son by Andrew Tink (Allen & Unwin, 2009, 332 pages) When John Brogden was forced to quit as Leader of the NSW Liberal Party in 2005, John Howard apparently wanted...

Why Europe?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Two new books try to answer the central question of Western Civilisation. Richard Allsop looks at what they find.

Wowserism may be different, but it's not dead

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

‘I'm not a wowser but...' Those words seem to have become the standard introduction for anyone proposing a new restriction on what should be matters of individual choice. The Rudd Government are masters of it. In an interview with 4BC last...

Not your house. Not your land.

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Normally, if your house is heritage-listed, you have a problem if you want to knock it down, or renovate it. Robert Masters of Gunbower in northern Victoria is happy to leave the home his great-grandfather built in 1863 exactly as it is. So where...

Pearson's long consistency

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Richard Allsop reviews Up From The Mission: Selected Writings by Noel Pearson (Black Inc, 2009, 416 pages) On a personal level, Noel Pearson loses me on page 336. It is at this fairly late stage in this collection of his essays that he expresses a...

The best known woman in Australia

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Richard Allsop reviews Enid Lyons: Leading Lady to a Nation by Anne Henderson (Pluto Press, 2008, 356 pages) This is the biography of a woman who ‘was for many years the best known woman in Australia'. It says something for the fleetingness...

Gambling in a Free Society

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Richard Allsop

Presentation to the RSL & Services Clubs National Conference 27 July, 2009 By Richard Allsop Gambling is a pastime that has brought pleasure to free citizens through most of recorded history. I say to free citizens because it is a striking...

Presentations from 'Managing Personal Behaviour, Risk and Responsibility'

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Richard Allsop, Chris Berg and Julie Novak

Presentations from 'Managing Personal Behaviour, Risk and Responsibility', an IPA Symposium held in Melbourne on the 25 February, 2009.

Free to gamble: The roles of the gambling industry and policy in a modern Australian society

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Richard Allsop and Julie Novak

How Labor factions broke New South Wales

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

In the six months following the 1975 defeat of the Whitlam Government, Australia's two most populous states held elections. In Victoria, the voters re-elected a Liberal government that had been in office for 21 years; in NSW they rejected one that...

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