Archived publication for 1999 in IPA Review article
When Amnesty International was formed in 1961, its charter sought a nobler future for mankind... Today, its time has passed. Rather than attack real abuses of human rights, it has lost sight of its original objectives.
A key post-war bureaucrat in Hong Kong discouraged the collection of statistics on the grounds that otherwise governments would be encouraged to intervene. Balance of payments figures provide much fodder for false 'crises'.
The articles by Peter Reith and Kerry Corke in this issue of the Review refer to just some of the technical problems contained within the proposed changes to the Australian Constitution.
What makes Silicon Valley in California such a success? The world is scattered with hi-tech parks and failed imitations, yet there is nothing particularly mysterious about the Valley.
A camel is a horse designed by a committee- just like the proposed republic. Any amendment to the Australian Constitution involves the insertion of specific words into a written law.
The concept of 'sustainable development' gained worldwide recognition following the 1987 publication of the Brundtland Report Our Common Future.
We have begun to see a great increase in international environmental regulation. And the most consistant and committed champions of such programmes are the same countries in Northern Europe that have done so much to force the greening of EU...
If petrol becomes more expensive, prices go up. Is this suprising? Are claims that petrol prices are too high correct? Do popular stereotypes- that oil companies are ripping of the public through petrol price rises- ring true? Do the oil companies...
The central plank of current Australian forest policy is 'The Plantations 2020 Vision', which was set up by the Keating Government with the aim of trebling the area of timber plantations from 1 million hectares to 3 million by the year 2020.
Federal constitutional monarchy established by the Australian Constitution has lasted a century without a genuine crisis. Will the November 6 proposal as well?