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

Savings from cutting prison population could put more police on the street

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
Adelaide Advertiser 27th May, 2016

The number of people in Australian prisons has increased 40 per cent over the past 10 years. In South Australia the prison population has increased...

So what if Malcolm Turnbull was named in the Panama Papers?

Ideas & Liberty | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 16th May, 2016

Australians woke up on Thursday morning to the news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had been named as a (former) director of a "Panama Papers"...

Identity politics is the enemy of equality

Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 4th May, 2016

There is a growing obsession with victim politics on campus. It seems that certain groups are protected and everyone else is ignored or punished....

From markets to speech, libertarians straddle political divide

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Australian 2nd May, 2016

When David Leyonhjelm won a Senate seat for the Liberal Democratic Party at the 2013 federal election, many in the media did not know how to react....

Turnbull's policies aren't Liberal, they're incoherent

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 26th April, 2016

It's hard not to conclude that Bill Shorten has the measure of Malcolm Turnbull. Policy after policy the Government is chasing the Opposition,...

Malcolm Turnbull's phony 'thoroughly liberal' leadership

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 22nd April, 2016

In September when Malcolm Turnbull took the prime ministership he said he'd lead a "thoroughly Liberal Government". What's "thoroughly Liberal"...

Publications

Mark Steyn on Freedom

VIDEO | Mark Steyn

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New Australia Day poll: We love Australia

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

A new poll conducted exclusively for the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs shows Australians hold overwhelmingly patriotic views. The poll was featured in the Herald Sun this morning. "Australia is a great country - and...

Australia Day poll factsheet

MEDIA RELEASE | James Paterson

A new poll conducted exclusively for the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs shows Australians hold overwhelmingly patriotic views. The poll was featured in the Herald Sun this morning.