Ideas & Liberty

Ideas & Liberty

The Institute of Public Affairs examines the philosophical and moral case for liberty. By situating current political, economic and social debate in the history of Australian and international liberalism, it is possible to shed new light on the questions of today. The Institute of Public Affairs approaches political debate firmly grounded with an appreciation of entrepeneurship, civil liberties, individual responsiblity and free markets.

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News

British Divorce Will Be Australia's Gain

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
The Daily Telegraph 30th March, 2017

If June 23, 2016, marked the beginning of the end of Britain's membership of the EU, today marks the end of that beginning. Now the two-year...

The Turnbull Government Doesn't Understand That Politics Is About Values

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 14th March, 2017

Francis Fukuyama, Tony Blair and George Christensen all know something that Scott Morrison and the rest of Malcolm Turnbull's cabinet have not yet...

Pedestrian signals, pedestrian thinking

Ideas & Liberty | Evan Mulholland
The Spectator Australia 8th March, 2017

Today it was revealed by the Herald Sun that the Committee of Melbourne in conjunction with VicRoads are installing 10 female pedestrian figures at...

The Coalition Hands Its Values To Hanson

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 24th February, 2017

The rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party continues to befuddle the Canberra press gallery and the major political parties. In Western...

Four Year Terms Are A Bad Idea

Ideas & Liberty The Spectator Australia 24th February, 2017

The election of Donald Trump, the vote for Brexit, and the return of One Nation have all threatened the centre-right status quo, while on the left,...

Donald Trump's new security adviser must learn to master chaos

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 22nd February, 2017

After just four weeks, the Trump administration finds itself beset by problems, many of them related to national security: the botched executive...

Publications

Chris Berg's Response To Question On Notice

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

Dear Committee, At the Sydney public hearings on the Select Committee on Red Tape on 24 February 2017, Senator Dastyari asked me to take on notice a "large ideological question": "do we want socialism in one country or perpetual revolution?" I...

Trump's America

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Scott Hargreaves and Daniel Wild

A Trump administration will be a net positive for the United States' economy. Yes, restricting international trade will harm growth. But the ambitious agenda to cut corporate and income taxes, open up fossil-fuel production, deregulate financial...

Young Australians full of optimism about the future

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

The IPA's "Growing Freedom: Survey of Young Australians" report has identified that young people are overwhelmingly positive about their own future, and also positive about the future of Australia. The IPA's "Growing Freedom: Survey of Young...