Intellectual freedom? Only if your values are ‘aligned’

The university year began with a rumbling noise that all is not well with intellectual freedom in this country. What started as a small story at a Queensland campus has become a very big one that demands attention if we care about the future of the current generation of young Australians, the next generation, and…

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The Young IPA Podcast Episode 143: We Just Had The Best Decade In Human History with Matt Ridley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0KfAUKvC0U&t=2701s Malcolm Turnbull is a hypocrite on bushfires – Evan ‘the Undertaker’ Mulholland joins the show to explain how he uncovered the hypocrisy, what it shows about Turnbull and we debate who has been more annoying since they left politics – him or Kevin Rudd (0:00–8:30). Heroes and villains this week include the man who…

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Episode 142 – Australians Don’t Want To #ChangeTheDate with Dr Anthony Dillon and Dr Bella d’Abrera

Australians want to celebrate Australia Day on January 26. We talk to the IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera about the results of the IPA-commissioned poll on attitudes towards Australia Day and how Russell Coight inspires her (0:00–7:27). Heroes and Villains this week include Laurence Fox’s awesome Question Time appearance in the UK, the nurse who saved…

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We’ll Not Prosper In A World Tied By Red Tape

While the wider Australian economy struggles under excessive regulatory burden and lack of ­opportunity, the Canberra swamp charges ahead as a perpetual growth machine. According to Deloitte Access Economics’s latest quarterly business outlook released on Monday, Australia continues to suffer the triple threat of drought, a downturn in housing construction, and low confidence among consumers…

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Episode 141 – Bushfires, Megxit And We Toast The End Of Lockout Laws

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmh6zP4s34w We are back for our first episode of 2020! We talk the big stories from over the break – the Australian bushfires and the actual solutions we should pursue and Megxit where we debate whether or not we’d be a royal. Heroes and villains this week include the Taiwanese people in their election, the…

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What I Wasn’t Told About Donald Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAuUYC3HFYA References List: “I was told Donald Trump was a bigoted extremist” – Click here. “he’s the first US President in history to enter office supporting gay marriage” – Click here. “his right to try legislation lets terminally ill patients access potentially lifesaving drugs” – Click here. “the official poverty rate fell to 11.8% last year, its lowest…

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What I Wasn’t Told About Climate Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ateiVVR-Q7U Reference List: “Since the 1950s, polar bear numbers have increased by around 400%” – Click here. “water vapour is in fact the most abundant greenhouse gas” – Click here. “CO2 only makes up 0.04%of the earth’s atmosphere” – Click here. “multiple times in the earth’s history where CO2 levels have been higher and temperatures have…

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