Recent publications

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It's The Values, Stupid

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew Bushnell

Before it finally announced its intention to amend section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in March this year, the Turnbull government professed a very strong view on where section 18C ranked in its list of political priorities. Eliminating...

Trumping Architecture

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

A provocative speaker at the 2016 World Architecture Festival has thrown his politically correct industry into a tailspin with calls to scrap social housing, privatise public space and stop land zoning. In the speech, Patrik Schumacher, principal...

Coalition Must Take Commitment To Freedom Of Speech To The Next Election

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Coalition government must take its commitment to reform section 18C to the next election," said Simon Breheny, director of policy at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Coalition government's Human Rights...

IPA Welcomes substantial changes to 18C

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

"The IPA welcomes the Turnbull Government's commitment to make substantial legislative changes section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act," according to John Roskam, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported last night,...

Full Repeal of 18C Only Option To Restore Free Speech

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The only proposal the Federal Cabinet should consider is the full repeal of 18C," says Simon Breheny, Director of Policy at the free market think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs. "Tinkering with the administrative processes of the...

Chris Berg's Response To Question On Notice

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

Dear Committee, At the Sydney public hearings on the Select Committee on Red Tape on 24 February 2017, Senator Dastyari asked me to take on notice a "large ideological question": "do we want socialism in one country or perpetual revolution?" I...

Free Speech Inquiry Disappoints In Failing To Recommend 18C Repeal

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"It is disappointing that the human rights committee has today failed to recommend the complete repeal of 18C as an option for reform in its freedom of speech inquiry report tabled today," says Simon Breheny, Director of Policy at free market...

Legal Rights Audit 2016

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Morgan Begg and Simon Breheny

This report was authored by Simon Breheny and Morgan Begg, with assistance from Jake Fraser This report illustrates the ongoing erosion of legal rights that persists in Australia. This has been measured by an analysis of the content of all...

New Study Finds 307 Breaches Of Fundamental Legal Rights In Federal Laws

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The fundamental legal rights of all Australians are being persistently eroded under federal laws," says Simon Breheny, Director of Policy at free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA's report entitled Legal Rights Audit...

IPA: 18C Repeal The Only Option

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has today warned that only full repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act would fix the problems with the provision that have been identified in the ongoing joint...

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