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The minister as room-meat

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

If you believe the recently released British comedy, In the Loop, modern government has nothing to do with governing. In the Loop is a feature length spinoff of the cult BBC TV series The Thick of It. The TV series follows the daily life of...

From the Rum Corps to the alcopop

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

In the special episode of ABC TV's Q&A in February this year, Kevin Rudd was asked whether he would like to raise the drinking age to 21: ‘of course'. Rudd quickly backed away from that definitive statement when the audience responded...

Editorial, December 2009

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

You don't need an opinion about climate science-nor any opinion about the ‘need' for action on carbon dioxide emissions-to observe that political action on a national or global scale will be totally futile to achieve the ambitious...

Liberty and the seven seas

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

Would you believe that some of the earliest examples of the separation of powers preceded the foundation of American government, but originated on the high seas? Or that emancipation of African slaves was led by Long John Silver, not Abraham...

Fictional Bias

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Michael MacConnell

There is a very real and very pervasive left-wing bias amongst the majority of authors busily churning out product to stock the shelves of your local bookstore. This phenomenon is most readily visible within the non-fiction political sections,...

Climategate: What we've learned so far

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

The exposure of thousands of emails and documents from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia is one of the biggest developments in the climate change debate for the last ten years. The emails-now dubbed...

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...

Valuable, but not complete

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

  John Roskam reviews The March Of Patriots: The Struggle For Modern Australia by Paul Kelly (Melbourne University Press, 2009, 720 pages) Paul Kelly transformed himself from journalist into historian with the publication of his The...

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.

The natural history of climate change

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ian Plimer

Some of us underpin our environmentalism with political and romantic idealism, others underpin it with emotion, others have a religious view of the environment, some underpin their environmental view with economic pragmatism and many, like me, try...

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