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From the Nanny State to the Bully State

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Patrick Basham

During the course of this decade we will witness a global battle over the fate of the nascent Bully State. The Bully State will be this decade's ‘bad cop' to the Nanny State's ‘good cop' of past decades. The past generation of welfare...

Hypocrisy greets (another) closure of the Collingwood Tote

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

It was hard to miss the recent closure of an inner urban Melbourne pub. For days the media at both state and national level covered the story, and even The 7.30 Report devoted several minutes to it. This particular pub had a long-held reputation...

Blainey outlasts the History Wars

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

In his desire to restore the balance between white man and black man and to make up for our scandalous neglect of the Aboriginal heritage, he has at times swung too far the other way.' That is the Sydney Morning Herald criticising Geoffrey Blainey...

Rendering unto God

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Anderson

The observation that Australia's political and cultural heritage is founded on Judeo-Christian values is always sure to make an audience of Australian academics or public servants shift uncomfortably in their seats. It is puzzling that such a...

Entrepeneur and the economy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Heroic Misadventures: Four Decades-Full Circle is a compelling autobiographical account of the life of a unique Australian, who rose up from the newspaper rounds as a child in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, to make his mark in the lucrative gold...

A foodies' guide to the history of humanity

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Rob Lyons

Editorial, March 2010

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

'People have been saying for a while now that what we need is a book industry plan', said the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Kim Carr in a speech in mid-February. ‘No one is going to ghost it for...

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...

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