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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We will not submit

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

The Finkelstein Report into Media and Media Regulation is not just a massive threat to freedom of the press. It's also a blatant attack on free speech. It's remarkable that in the twenty first century, in a liberal democracy like Australia, that a...

Howard's fault?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

The Slap is full of swearing. As Danielle Williams, the Book Club Leader at the Sydney Writers' Centre, advised potential readers ‘if you're easily offended by swearing (and real swearing!) then this isn't for you'. She explained that most...

Free market solutions to poverty

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Over the past two decades, much has been made of so-called ‘market-based' solutions to extreme poverty. The prevailing view is that poverty alleviation schemes premised upon market forces, such as micro finance, offer additional benefits in...

The Finkelstein Report into Media and Media Regulation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg

The Finkelstein Report into Media and Media Regulation Licensing, censorship and accountability

Letter to Stephen Conroy, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Ludlam

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Roskam

Is socialism finished?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Bob Carr

IPA Review, Winter 1986 The salient characteristic of socialism is its lack of popular support. This is true in states like the USSR where, one observer has written, it is impossible to inject a discussion of Marxism-Leninism into a conversation...

IPA: Finkelstein recommendations must be rejected completely

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

"The government and opposition must reject the outrageous attack on freedom of speech recommended by the Chair of the Independent Media Inquiry, Ray Finkelstein," said Chris Berg, a Research Fellow with free market think tank the Institute of...

Coalition's free speech reform welcome but needs to go futher: IPA launches repeal 18C campaign

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg

The Coalition's announcement that it would reform the Racial Discrimination Act is an important and necessary step towards restoring freedom of speech, but should go further, said Chris Berg, Research Fellow with free market think tank the...

No longer alone

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

Alan Moran reviews Mark Steyn's After America: Get Ready for Armageddon As a modern day Cassandra, in After America, Mark Steyn sees the Western world as a crumbling edifice in which the liberties and wealth that we have enjoyed face escalating...

A history of scientific alarms

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Kesten Green

Dr Kesten Green lists the 20 most unscientific scares. There is a long and dismal history of alarming forecasts that were literally too bad to be true. But many people believed these predictions that human actions would harm the environment and...

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