Tag: Institute of Public Affairs

Think Tank Calls for Respectful Debate Around Indigenous Voice Following Attack on Senator’s Views

The conservative think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), has called for the debate around the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament to be respectful and constructive. This comes after Indigenous Voice advocate Noel Pearson told ABC Radio National that the IPA was in part manipulating Indigenous Nothern Territory Senator Jacinta Yangapi Nampijinpa Price into…


Race Towards Net Zero Will Break Energy Market, Drive Up Energy Price: Analyst

An analyst has warned that the push for net zero with existing renewables technologies by 2050 will break the energy market and lead to a stark increase in Australia’s energy price within a decade. It comes as Australia, and the world, continues to struggle with an energy crisis amid supply issues plaguing much of the…


Australia’s Health Chief Lambasted for Not Providing a ‘Single’ Definition for a Woman

Australia’s Health Chief has been lambasted for buying into the “radical gender theory” after providing a 78-word definition of a ‘woman.’ In April, Health secretary Brendan Murphy was asked to define what a ‘woman’ is by Liberal Senator Alex Antic during Senate Estimates. Murphy said that “there are a variety of definitions.” “Just a simple…


Australian Marine Geophysicist Loses Battle for Academic Free Speech

Marine geophysicist and Great Barrier Reef (GBR) expert Peter Ridd has lost his appeal to the Australian High Court, which determined that his sacking from James Cook University (JCU) was not a violation of his right to intellectual freedom. Ridd was fired in 2018 after he questioned the quality and reliability assurance processes of his…


Identity Politics is Eroding Australia’s Sporting Culture

Commentary From the Olympians of Greece to the gladiators of Rome, sport has been a feature of organised society since ancient times. Not only is it crucial for amusement and fitness, but there’s also a deeper reason for its unique place in our psyche. Humans tend to be both tribal and competitive. The two aren’t…


‘Allow People to Make Their Own Choice’: Former Australian PM on Melbourne Protests

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is urging authorities to let Australians make their own decision on whether to take the vaccine, amid ongoing protests in Melbourne involving thousands of Victorians against government-mandated COVID-19 restrictions. “I don’t think anyone should break the law, but I can certainly understand people resenting what they see as bad laws…


Abbott Backs Calls for Royal Commission into Pandemic Response

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has joined calls for a royal commission into Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that the country should not rest on its laurels and needs to be prepared for future pandemics. “I do hope that at the end of this process, rather than just saying, ‘Thank God that’s over,’…


Chasing Zero COVID Means Zero Hope

Commentary In recent weeks, some have commented that it feels like Australia is back in March 2020. A year and a half have passed, and we have learned much about the virus, but it often seems as though this has amounted to nothing. And that’s because it hasn’t. New data released from the Australian Bureau…


Greater Sydney Lockdown Cost State 10,000 Jobs a Day in First Half of July: IPA

Greater Sydney’s extended lockdown has cost the state economy over 10,000 jobs a day, based on the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) analysis of the latest data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed on Thursday that during the fortnight to July 17, the number of payroll jobs fell 2.4 percent across the nation. However,…


Australians Don’t Want Critical Race Theory in Classrooms

Most Australians do not support the presence of Identity Politics in classrooms, a poll reveals, as concerns grow the newly proposed national curriculum will inject critical race theory into schools. The Critical Race Theory Poll (pdf), commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), asked 1121 Australians four questions and found 82 percent disagree with…