Magazine article Review - Institute of Public Affairs

The Latest from the Ipa

Magazine article Review - Institute of Public Affairs

The Latest from the Ipa

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IPA EVENTS

YOUNG MEMBERS-Brisbane event

On 12 May 2015, the IPA hosted more than 60 Young members in Brisbane to watch Treasurer Joe Hockey hand down the 2015 Federal budget. John Roskam and Simon Breheny both spoke to the gathered crowd who appreciated the opportunity to discuss the importance of a budget that controls debt and what that will mean to future generations of Australians.

HON. SCOTT MORRISON

On 22 July, the IPA was honored to host a discussion from the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Minister for Social Services. In his presentation to over 100 members and supporters of the IPA, Mr Morrison outlined the problems with our current welfare system, and its future.

GREG SHERIDAN'S BOOK LAUNCH-When we were young and foolish

On 3 August, the IPA launched Greg Sheridans book When we were Young and Foolish in Melbourne. The crowd of nearly 150 guests heard speeches from Michael Kroger and Greg Sheridan and participated in a lively Q&A after their speeches.

IPA PAPERS

THE END OF HISTORY

STEPHANIE FORREST, CHRIS BERG AND HANNAH PANDEL

Undergraduate history degrees in Australia fail to teach fundamental aspects of Australia's history. Instead, they offer a range of disconnected subjects on narrow themes and issues. A new generation of Australians will have a fragmented understanding of our heritage, and lack an understanding of the institutions that have made Australia free and prosperous.

THE LIFE SAVING POTENTIAL OF COAL

BRETT HOGAN

Affordable electricity powers the increased production and safe storage of food, clean drinking water, the mass manufacture of clothing, the ability to heat and cool our homes and businesses, a better quantity and quality of housing, access to and safe storage of medicine, and the ability to transport ourselves around our local neighbourhoods, cities, countries and internationally. …

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