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

Church negativity erodes Australia

Ideas & Liberty | Father James Grant
The Portal 1st February, 2016

Australian Churches have undoubtedly had a lot to say to the Australian community over the last 20 years. Unfortunately, the message is almost...

People's republic of distraction

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 29th January, 2016

A poll of 1000 Australians commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs released this week found 91 per cent of Australians are proud of their...

There is much to celebrate on Australia Day

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

Ninety-one per cent of Australians are proud to be Australian, and 85 per cent believe Australia Day is a day for celebration, according to a poll...

Jedi vs Jihadi

Ideas & Liberty | Morgan Begg
The Spectator 18th January, 2016

Knighthoods have returned! No, not in Australia - Malcolm Turnbull remains PM, and the highest award in the Australian honours system will remain...

The head-to-head for Treasurer

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 15th January, 2016

The success of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten this year will to a very large extent depend on the performances of their respective Treasurer and...

In defence of 'peak sequel' capitalism

Ideas & Liberty | Chris Berg
The Drum 12th January, 2016

Is Hollywood running out of ideas? In the wake of the unsurprising success of the seventh iteration of Star Wars, it can't have escaped anyone's...

Publications

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.

Mark Steyn to visit Australia in February 2016

MEDIA RELEASE | John Roskam

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to announce that it will host several upcoming events featuring one of the world's leading voices for freedom, international bestselling author Mark Steyn. "Mark Steyn is one of...