Opinion

Monash University Must Stop Censorship On Campus

The Institute of Public Affairs is calling on the Vice-Chancellor of Monash University to stop the censorship of ideas and speech which is taking place at Monash University as a…

 

Government And Little People: The Democratic Divide In Danandrewstan

The disconnect between the protected public sector and mainstream Victorians was perfectly encapsulated by the Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance, David Martine, last week. Martine, giving evidence to…

 

Cultural Cleansing

Those of us who would normally undertake a yearly pilgrimage to Europe for a much-needed injection of Old World culture, but who find ourselves imprisoned here by our own government,…

 

Lockdowns Hit Low-Income Australians Hardest

New research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has found that the bottom fifth of income earners saw over half a million jobs disappear…

 

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…