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These people are in charge

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew Norton

Kevin Rudd never tires of talking about ‘working families'. But like John Howard's frequently expressed support for families, this is not spin. Both major political parties give families with dependent children an extraordinary amount of...

Space ships and sound money

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ben Hourigan

In September 2010, thousands of science fiction and fantasy fans will converge on Melbourne for the 68th Worldcon-a convention best known for being where the Hugo awards are decided and announced. Given every year since 1955, the Hugos recognise...

An opportunity to hit ‘Control + Alt + Delete’ on Government policies

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The Institute of Public Affairs hopes that in changing leadership the Labor Party has effectively hit ‘Control + Alt + Delete' on important policies and issues that were mishandled by her predecessor, according to John Roskam, Executive...

Clock is ticking on Henry

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

Ken Henry seems to find the role of Secretary of the Treasury too constraining, and now is the time for him to offer his resignation, according to John Roskam, Executive Director of Australia's most influential think tank, the Institute of Public...

Volume 62 Number 2

IPA REVIEW

Chris Berg on the 'divine violence' of Slavoj Zizek, Richard Allsop on the fading legacy of Malcolm Fraser, Julie Novak on our increasing dependence on government, Andrew Norton on how 'familism' has taken over, Sinlair Davidson on the failure of...

The 'divine violence' of Slavoj Zizek

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Nearly half a century after 1968, Europe is again seized by sporadic outbursts of anarchic, seemingly-purposeless violence. The extraordinary violence in Greece brought about by that country's sovereign debt crisis is both unfocused and...

How New Labour lost its mojo

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

The New Labour project has ended. Its 13 years in power has disappointed many people, whether they hoped for an emphasis on the ‘new' or the ‘labour'. The ‘third way' may have taken the British Labour Party away from the hard...

Forcing Prices Up

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Grocery prices will always be controversial, especially when government policy is artificially inflating their price. The ACT government commissioned John Martin to complete a review into the ACT government's supermarkets competition policy....

The Resource Super Profits Tax and the 2010-11 Budget

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Julie Novak

A report into how the Henry Review and 2010/11 Budget will harm Australia's economic interests.

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