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South Australia's new home detention laws should not be about coddling criminals

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
Adelaide Advertiser 28th October, 2016

Lindsay Bassani, a former Education Department bureaucrat and football coach, was sentenced to home detention after stealing almost $10,000 from...

Malcolm Turnbull must ignore the luvvies - he leads a centre-right party

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 21st October, 2016

Tony Abbott is right. Australians are sick of the revolving door of prime ministers. As Abbott said on Wednesday, there's not going to be a change...

Je suis Bill Leak

Freedom of Speech | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 20th October, 2016

The idea that a cartoonist should be answerable to a government body for making a political point is yet another low in the use of Section 18C of...

Union bully busting: FU to the UFU

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Gideon Rozner
The Spectator Australia 14th October, 2016

Voters in the ACT have a stark choice this weekend: Jeremy Hanson and the Canberra Liberals, or four more years of a government notoriously...

Section 18C must go as it curbs freedom of speech

Ideas & Liberty | Simon Breheny
The Australian 14th October, 2016

Freedom of speech is meaningless if all it entails is the liberty to express opinions approved by the state. Freedom of speech is richer than that....

Blue Poles: sell this monument to madness

Ideas & Liberty | Bella d'Abrera
The Spectator Australia 14th October, 2016

Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles must be sold. Not because it's a bad painting or because it fails the Australian test, but because it of what has come...

After Brexit, Anglo-Oz relations can flourish

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
Spiked 12th October, 2016

Australia's cultural, social and political history is entwined with Britain's. We share a language, the Westminster democratic system, the common...

Red tape hampers resources recovery for miners

Energy | Darcy Allen
West Australian 8th October, 2016

The future prosperity of resource-rich states such as Western Australia is threatened by unnecessary regulatory roadblocks. Capitalising on a...


Ideas & Liberty | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 8th October, 2016

I arrive at Melbourne airport for my midnight flight with an unfortunately timed cold. My lack of sleep after Canberra's ultimate insider event,...

High cost of the warm and fuzzies

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 7th October, 2016

The bank boss parliamentary inquisition ordered by Malcolm Turnbull has served one useful purpose. It has got bankers doing something they don't do...

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