Episode 138: Should Pill Testing Be Legal And Is Pete Too Old To Go To Festivals?

A few weeks ago we broke the story of Andrew Cooper being investigated by the Attorney General’s department for organising CPAC. Evan Mulholland tells us the results of his subsequent Freedom of Information request to the department – they won’t hand over any documents, but there are 1,300 of them. We discuss what that means…

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UK Election Viewing: A Generation Liberty And VLSA Event

Join Generation Liberty and the Victorian Liberal Students Association for a viewing of the UK election coverage from 12:00 on Friday December 13th.

This event will take place at the Market Hotel in Southbank, and the ticket price of $5 will include plenty of food and drink!

We hope to see you there for what is sure to be an entertaining event!…

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Episode 137 – Christina Hoff Sommers Sent A Dog To A Safe Space & The Gov Wants To Kill The Internet

Christian Porter wants to end the internet, we tell you why it’s a dumb idea. Heroes and Villains this week include Bjorn Lomborg and why you don’t need to panic about rising sea levels, the Hong Kong people standing up for democracy in their elections, the town that cancelled Christmas and Sacha Baron Cohen’s speech…

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Episode 136: Senator James Paterson Won’t “Repent” On China & The Future Of Vaping In Australia

Should James Paterson and Andrew Hastie “repent” for their sins of speaking out against the Chinese government? Virginia Trioli might think so but we don’t – we talk to James Paterson to get the full story. Heroes and villains this week includes Jeremy Corbyn’s rightly calling the NHS communism, the ABC for doing our jobs…

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The Young IPA Podcast Episode 135: Bridget Phetasy & Dave Sharma MP

Pete doesn’t mind the Greens playing politics with Australia’s bushfires – it’s just that they’re wrong. Heroes and villains this week includes the Geelong council that won’t declare a climate emergency, the beer company telling everyone Epstein didn’t kill himself, Q&A cancelling itself and Hillary Clinton’s Book of Gutsy Women not including Thatcher. We talk…

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The Rise of Jordan Peterson: University of Melbourne Screening

Join Generation Liberty for a screening of the new documentary The Rise of Jordan Peterson!

The Rise of Jordan Peterson is a rare, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, one of the most prolific academics and writers of today. Peterson captured the world’s attention with his criticisms of political correctness and his message of discovering personal responsibility and meaning.

This screening will take place at the Guild Theatre in Union House, at the University of Melbourne.

Tickets are limited for this event and we expect the screening to sell out, so purchase your tickets today via the Eventbrite link above!…

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Episode 134: Senator Matt Canavan, Andrew Cooper and Australia’s New 18C

Race Has No Place in our Constitution, but apparently if you believe that you’re a bigot. James and Pete talk the IPA’s latest video and some of the reaction it’s been getting as well as the incredible story about FITS this week, with Andrew Cooper being investigated without a warrant by the Attorney General’s department for inviting conservatives into the country. Heroes and villains this week include Barack Obama, Dave Chappelle, nuclear alarmists in Japan and Leonardo DiCaprio. We talk to our first ever Minister! – Resources Minister Matt Canavan about the mining protests in Melbourne, how to convince young people about coal and the future of nuclear energy in Australia (16:31-33:39). We then talk to Andrew Cooper who gives us the world scoop of what he’s up against from the Attorney General’s department, the best stories from CPAC and his experiences touring with one of the organisers of the Hong Kong protests (33:39-45:12) before another around of Hey…What Did We Miss, with props! (45:12-55:56) At the end we talk the scandal of whether Trump gave a medal to a dog, Philausophy and why it’s a bad campaign for Australia and the ABC journalist who had the Epstein story for years….

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Made In Hong Kong

During a clash with police on 22 July 2019, protestors vandalised China’s national emblem—in front of Beijing’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong’s central business district—by smearing black paint on it. The same night, a gang of white-shirted thugs wielded canes, pipes, and metal bars and ambushed protestors and pedestrians alike at a train station exit in the suburb of Yuen Long, indiscriminately beating civilians— young and old— while the district’s police were suspiciously slow to respond. Throughout all this, Beijing ordered the city’s government to fly the country’s and city’s flags half-mast in light of the passing of Li Peng, the former premier of the People’s Republic of China dubbed the “Butcher of Beijing” for his order to crack down on Tiananmen Square in 1989. The symbolism and threat were clear: go home or risk repeating history.

So unique is the political status of Hong Kong—“One Country, Two Systems”—that there isn’t a comparable example. It is one thing for casual onlookers to reiterate the fact that the city’s geographical location is inalienable from China—that no matter how much the city wrestles with its own dissonance in identity, it will forever be Chinese. It is another thing completely to live through it. Ceded to the British Empire in 1842 following the First Opium War, Hong Kong has since diverged from the historical developments of the mainland. We have had 177 years (at the time of writing) to develop our own mode of politics and commerce, to say nothing of our own culture, identity and history.

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