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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 2, June

Around the Tanks
Further Afield will now have a new heading, Around the Tanks, and will come from a selection of publications detailed in The Heritage Foundation's The Insider, a monthly compilation of publication abstracts, events and news from around the world's think-tanks....
Bolt on Bolt
Andrew Bolt, columnist for the Melbourne Herald Sun, is Australia's most influential conservative journalist. Here he discusses his background and his views on a range of central issues confronting Australia and the Western world todayWHEN one meets...
Capitalism, Markets and Morality
THE ideas of Adam Smith succeeded in generating wealth, liberty and happiness around the globe because they were founded in an understanding of the realities of human nature. Unlike Marx and the totalitarians, he did not set out to transform human nature....
Education Agenda
E for FailIf it is a truism that Australians love sport, it is equally true that Australians love to celebrate success. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for those controlling our education system.The Australian Education Union (AEU) argues against...
Environmentalism and the Integrity of Science
PROFESSORS often complain about the quality of Australia's research and higher education. They believe their effort is severely hindered by the relatively low level of investment in research and development. This includes the diverse range of environment-related...
Free_Enterprise.com
POPULATION MATTERSI strongly urge you to give serious consideration and support to any programme that will encourage our population to stop growing, whether in the form of changes in the law or changes in our welfare and social programmes, and I urge...
From the Editor
GREENPEACE AND AN UNQUESTIONING MEDIAIn a mass act of technophobia, five Australian States recently banned the use of new genetically modified (GM) crops.They did so in the face of overwhelming evidence that existing GM crops lower farm costs, reduce...
Green Charities and Partisan Political Campaigning
ENVIRONMENTAL NGOs in Australia are big players in the political process. They have close connections to the Greens political party and have advocated votes to other parties. They are also charities, however, and as such obtain financial support from...
Iraq: The Importance of Seeing It Through
An address given at the C D Kemp Dinner on 19 May 2004The Hon John Howard MP Prime Minister of AustraliaINTRODUCTIONIt is a great pleasure to join you today to deliver the 60th CD Kemp lecture.The Institute of Public Affairs, with which CD-'Ref'-Kemp...
Letter from London
Should We Have to Prove Who We Are?In a few years' time, the UK will most likely have a system of 'smart' biometric identity cards. People will use them to prove their identity in encounters with officialdom and in many other transactions (such as getting...
Political Science: Green Blackmail and the Victorian Government
ALMOST two months ago, the Victorian Labor Government stunned the State's biotechnology industry by imposing a four-year, legislated moratorium on genetically modified (GM) canola cropping.The industry had expected a May 2003 voluntary moratorium to...
Probing Liberty's First Principles
Probing Liberty's First Principles Skepticism And Freedom: A Modern case for Classical Liberalism by Richard A. Epstein (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004, 311 pages)I will say it up front: Richard Epstein is really, really smart. A reasonable...
Saturated with Good Deeds
Saturated With Good Deeds A Tradition of Giving: Seventy-Five Years of Myer Family Philanthropy by Michael Liffman (Melbourne University Press, 2004)In our article, 'The Capture of the Myer Foundation' (IPA Review, March 2004), Don D'Cruz and I criticized...
Sex and the Primary School Teacher
IN April, male primary teachers were in the spotlight after the Federal Government announced that it would introduce an amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act to allow schools to offer male-only teaching scholarships in a bid to tackle male teacher...
Strange Times
Compiled by IPA staff, columnists and consultants ...NEARING MIDNIGHTMr Latham's attempt to parachute Peter Garrett into a safe Labor seat recruits someone who reinforces his own anti-Americanism. Garrett whines, 'US Forces give the nod, it's a setback...
The Bitter Pilger: Declining Credibility in Australia?
IT IS still surprising that whenever the much disgraced propagandist John Pilger-with the dubious distinction of having a verb, 'to pilger', named after him-produces another documentary, it invariably winds up on Australian TV screens, courtesy of the...
The 'R' Files
Wanted: A New Strategy to Attack Regulatory GrowthThe quantity and intrusiveness of business regulations have been accelerating in recent years. This threatens economic growth. Sustained upsurges in economic growth have, in fact, always been accompanied...
The Strange Return of the IR Club
THE IPA Work Reform Unit was formed in 2001 in response to a perceived vacuum in the debate over work reform issues. At that time the view seemed to be that 'the reform job had been done'. The IPA proceeded to case study industries and situations to...
What's A Job?
Brand Mail RevisitedIn the last IPA Review, this column told the story of the union-organized brand attack against the media monitoring group Rehame for the purposes of achieving industrial outcomes. The article described how public relations brand attack...