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A world without cultural appropriation

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

Author Lionel Shriver raised a lot of controversy at this year's Brisbane Writers' Festival for launching a defence of cultural appropriation. She argued that authors should be able to borrow the experiences of people from other cultures to inform...

Fragile South Australian power network fails again

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The total failure of South Australia's electricity network last night is another warning sign of the consequences of its ideological march towards renewables, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "While the initial...

The rise of identity politics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Elle Hardy

The charge of cultural appropriation was brought, and the students at Ohio's prestigious Oberlin University soon became international news. They were protesting that the campus cafeteria had bastardised Vietnamese culture, serving up a ciabatta...

Volunteerism and civil society

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Michael Husek

The principles of civil society are at the heart of Australia's social fabric. Throughout history, Australians have exemplified an altruism and generosity that has enriched our public life and supported the most vulnerable members of our...

Proposed superannuation objective should be revised or scrapped

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

The Australian Government's proposed objective that the superannuation system ‘provide income in retirement to substitute or supplement the Age Pension' should be revised or scrapped, according to free market think tank the Institute of...

Champion of liberalism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | David Kemp

On 30 March 2016 at the Elizabeth Couchman Hall in Melbourne, the Young Liberal Movement (Victoria) held the inaugural Sir George Reid Lecture entitled ‘George Reid: Champion of Liberalism' delivered by the Hon. Dr David Kemp. The following...

Superannuation changes a welcome start but policy direction still wrong

MEDIA RELEASE | Brett Hogan

Amendments to the Australian Government's proposed superannuation reforms are a welcome start but the total package is still pointing in the wrong direction, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The Turnbull...

Strangling the goose with the golden egg

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Rebecca Weisser

Why we need to cut superannuation taxes on Middle Australia. The purpose of the retirement income system should be to enable Australians to maintain in retirement the living standards they achieve during their working lives. While our system...

Superannuation changes will condemn middle class to the pension

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny and Brett Hogan

The Turnbull Government's proposed superannuation changes will condemn middle-income Australians to the Age Pension, according to a research paper released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The paper, Strangling the...

Opening remarks to Victorian Parliament ride sourcing inquiry

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen, Chris Berg and Aaron Lane

Regulatory decisions surrounding the ridesharing industry are of critical importance to the Victorian economy because they will set a precedent for the disruptive potential of the sharing economy more broadly. The most general principle...

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