Review - Institute of Public Affairs

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Articles from Vol. 52, No. 3, September

All in My Stride, John Gilmour's Story: Changi to World Champion
Heroic and Inspiring Hal Colebatch reviews All in My Stride, John Gilmour's Story: Changi to World Champion by Richard Harris Hesperian Books, Perth, 1999, $20.00 All in My Stride, the story of veteran runner John Gilmour, as told by wellknown WA journalist...
Cultural Wars
Justice Maurice O'Loughlin's recent judgment in the Cubillo and Gunner 'stolen generations' case suggests that the Federal Court has introduced a radical but totally unannounced innovation in its procedures. It would seem that the Court has prepared...
Datacasting: The Bush and the Old Lose Out
RECENT Federal Government legislation on digital television simultaneously opened and closed the door on a golden opportunity to increase and enrich communications services to the home. It hits particularly hard at the regions and the retired. The digital...
Education Agenda
What does our education system have to say about Australia's defence and those who fight to protect their country? Given the release of the Federal Government's Green Paper on defence, the question is more than academic. One approach is the traditional...
Environmentalism for the Twenty-First Century
AS we prepare for the twenty-first century, environmental thinkers are divided along a sharp fault line. There are the doomsayers who predict the collapse of the global ecosystem. There are the technological optimists who believe that we can feed twelve...
Family and Work
Glass Ceiling? Or Is It Glass Mirror? The press regularly decries the discrimination that women suffer in the workplace. To prove it, statistics are often thrown up about the number of female cents earned in the male dollar. Although there are undoubtedly...
Free_Enterprise.com
The Left has always been astonishingly successful in seizing the `moral' high ground in public policy debate. As Hayek argued in The Fatal Conceit, leftist notions of unity, sacrifice of the individual for the good of the group and the value of authoritarian...
From the Editor
THE time has come to stop the advocacy charade. For far too long we have allowed ourselves to be manipulated, abused and fleeced by a growing gang of advocacy nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We have allowed these group to make false claims about...
Further Afield
Summaries and excerpts from interesting reports MONEY DOESN'T ENSURE GOOD EDUCATION A Cato Policy Analysis on Kansas City's efforts shows that there is a lot more to providing a good education than expenditure levels: For decades critics of the public...
Governing the Professions: Does Self-Regulation Equal Self-Interest?
PROFESSIONALS such as doctors, lawyers, vets, architects, nurses and pharmacists deserve to hold respected and esteemed positions within our society. Do they also deserve unique market privileges? Should they be excluded from competition and market disciplines?...
Industrial Relations Reform: Do the Critics Have a Case?
THE 1990s have seen a marked change in the structures and processes that underpin industrial relations arrangements in Australia-- notably that wage bargaining shifted from the collective to the workplace and enterprise level. These changes have generally...
Letter from London
The joy of European Integration; the Gloom of Health Service Reform This summer's holiday was what was once called a motor tour on the Continent. We took the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry and then drove through France to Monaco, on into Italy, and back through...
Letter on America
Party Conventions: Substance over Style? Style and no substance. Visual images and no concrete policies. All fuzzy warmth, no hard decisions. This is the image presented by the mass media of national party conventions in the USA. The journalists complain...
NGO Rights and Responsibilities: A New Deal for Global Governance
The Foreign Policy Centre in association with The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, UK, 2000, 37 pages Michael Edwards, Director of the Ford Foundation's Governance and Civil Society Unit, and formerly of the World Bank and The Save The Children...
Recanting Greenhouse?
THE scientist credited (or blamed) with alarming the world in 1988 about greenhouse warming is now arguing that it is `more practical to slow global warming than is sometimes assumed'. In 1988, Dr Jim Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
Strange Times
Compiled by IPA staff, columnists and consultants ... LATEST RIGHTS After a Schneiders Hot Dog promotion machine (the Blaster, intended to shoot free frankfurts into the stands at Toronto's SkyDome during baseball games) went awry in April, chopping...
Surprise!
Uncertainty is an essential ingredient of progress FROM the late nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth, futurists imagined electric lighting, but no electric guitars; supersonic jets, but no hang gliders; laser weapons, but no laser...
The 'R' Files
Government Ownership A Critique of Privatisation: Sell Off or Sell Out by Bob Walker and Betty Con Walker This ABC-financed effort really is a pathetic masquerade of scholarship. Its tone is set at the outset. Those favouring privatization are from the...
The Role of Dry Philosophy
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood .... Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually...