Opinion

Banning Donald Trump From Twitter, Facebook Undermines Public Debate

Donald Trump has been banned from Twitter as well as Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat. This came after a violent mob stormed the United States Capitol last week, desecrating key symbols…

 

It Reeks Of Blasphemy, But Might More MPs Give Us Better Service?

Australian democracy faces a crisis of representation. People feel alienated from our politics and our institutions. Donkey votes are up, minor parties’ votes are up, and the major parties are riven by internal dissent. In…

 

End The Paranoia Of Hermit Country

Australia has some of the harshest border restrictions on the planet: stringent arrival caps, two-week hotel quarantine and prevention of citizens leaving the country without special exemptions. These restrictions have…

 

A Land Of Official Experts

The year is 2021. Kissing has been banned. Social interactions of any kind are subject to state permission. Daily government announcements inform the citizenry of acceptable travel limits. In some…

 

Why The Liberals Need A Better Labor Than The One They’ve Got

It was 13 years ago last week Kevin Rudd as the then-Labor opposition leader announced ‘This sort of reckless spending must stop’. He said it at the launch of the ALP campaign…

 

Sorry, ABC, We Can See Your Bias

It is revealing that in attempting to demonstrate that the ABC is not biased against the views of mainstream Australians, ABC board member Joseph Gersh, writing in The Australian on Tuesday,…

 

Will The Australian Way Of Life Be A Long-Term Coronavirus Victim?

COVID-19 has consumed the public’s attention for almost six months, but the economic crisis caused by devastating lockdowns has started to shed light on a nefarious threat to the Australian way of life.  Across a…

 

America Is Losing Its Wall Against The Authoritarians

A few days ago Alexander Downer wrote on these pages that if he were American he would have voted for Donald Trump – but through gritted teeth. My view is different from…

 

Stand up for Yourself

This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Research Fellow, Peter Gregory. One of Renee Gorman’s first acts as National Manager of Generation Liberty was to send…