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IPA FreedomWatch Factsheet: The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Simon Breheny

The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 makes a number of significant changes to anti-discrimination law in Australia.

Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on Exposure Draft of Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on Exposure Draft of Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

Delingpole Press Council ruling shows threat to free speech

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The Australian Press Council's ruling against an article by journalist James Delingpole is yet another example of why the APC cannot be trusted with statutory powers, says John Roskam, executive director of the free market think tank, the...

Press Council ruling on Andrew Bolt and climate change shows danger to freedom of speech

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

"A ruling released by the Australian Press Council today demonstrates exactly why Australians should not allow the body to acquire statutory powers," said John Roskam, Executive Director of the free market think tank, the Institute of Public...

A 'nudge' in the wrong direction

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Nick Evans

Like many sinister concepts, the idea of governments ‘nudging' people may seem on first glance somewhat innocuous. Rather than relying on coercion such as using bans, fines and regulation to achieve social change, nudge employs a supposedly...

The economics of food

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

Have you ever not ordered something at a restaurant because it had strange ingredients, and ordered the roast chicken instead? Ever tried a restaurant because the social vibe of the place made you think it would be a great night out? They're safe...

The big government merry-go-round

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Andrews

Unintentional self-parody has long being a forte of governments around the world. Yet a movement in recent years to create multi-layered government and quasi-governmental agencies, each existing simply to lobby each other to in turn lobby other...

The life and times of the modest member

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

The publication of this new biography of legendary anti-tariff campaigner, Bert Kelly, is particularly timely. For it was fifty years ago, in late 1962, that the Australian policy of ‘protection all round', sometimes dubbed McEwenism,...

Should government force companies to be responsible?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Kesten Green

Since at least the 1960s, advocates have called for firms to be socially responsible. Governments have responded. But what does it mean for firms to be socially responsible? And do government subsidies and regulations help? Calls for firms to be...

Civil liberties under fire

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

Attacks on individual freedom in Australia over the past few years have occurred in some unexpected places. Take, for instance, the unprecedented assault on civil liberties we have seen in Australia in recent years. Both the left and right of...

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