Topic archives: ipa

Crikey’s pocket guide to naming your wacky right-wing splinter group

April 5, 2018 4

The Winston Churchill Group is, amazingly, still up for grabs.

Judging Jacqui

November 20, 2017 3

Jacqui Lambie had a fascinating, bizarre and difficult-to-qualify effect on Australian politics.

Tips and rumours

August 2, 2017 2

John Lloyd loves the IPA ... Fahour's revolving door ... Kelly's bad taste ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 20, 2017 7

Fifield yuks it up ... IPA claims Eureka Stockade ... what does Christensen make of the new Doctor? ...

Three things the IPA gets wrong about the Fair Work Act

June 27, 2017 5

Crikey spoke to Gideon Rozner, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, about a few of the omissions in his report on the Fair Work Act.

Four tricks lobby groups use to convince you they aren’t evil

June 9, 2017 4

Lobby groups have several techniques to try and get their arguments heard by both the public and those in the seats of power.

Terra nullius lie recycled by Uluru statement opponents

May 30, 2017 20

To argue that indigenous Australians have no special place in Australia, as opponents of the Uluru Statement have, simply recycles a racist lie.

Abdel-Magied Anzac furore indicates a dark turn in the culture wars

May 3, 2017 12

The trouble is that these contentless outrages are lit up in a society whose main problem now is a lack of shared meaning.

Canavan’s call to boycott Westpac a colossally stupid salvo in the new Truth Wars

May 2, 2017 12

Matt Canavan says Queenslanders should boycott Westpac since the bank is not going to lend money to the colossally wasteful Adani coal mine and becomes sucked into the Nationals Irony Generator.

Guess whose son just got his own podcast …

March 9, 2017 2

The Young IPA podcast released its first episode on Tuesday, hosted by digital communications manager James Bolt and research fellow Peter Gregor.

Yet another ‘free-marketeer’ shamelessly suckles from the govt’s teat

February 20, 2017 3

You'll be working to support free-market advocacy for many years to come.

Why don’t we just have a plebiscite for 18C?

January 31, 2017 1

The Oz is giddy over a poll showing 48% of Australians want 18C changed. But, you know, over 60% support marriage equality, and the Oz wants a plebiscite for that.

Rundle: Freedom Boy tries, fails to save the day on 18C

December 21, 2016 11

Freedom Boy would like to rescue freedom by extending the degree to which law covers everyday interactions.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 6, 2016 3

The name's Bond ... IPA for kids ... Andrews' sermon ...

IPA starts them young

September 6, 2016

The freedom-loving think tank is taking its subversive message to children in a slippery slope of freedom of speech.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 5, 2016 1

How many seats did the IPA win? ... Leak scares off advertisers ... Obama, Biden besties 4eva ...

It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

June 23, 2016 8

Parallel import restrictions are a ridiculous protectionist holdover, and their time is up, writes Evan Mulholland, media and communications manager at the Institute of Public Affairs.

Ten times the IPA snatched defeat from the jaws of victory

April 12, 2016 6

It's just so damn hard to get a win.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 7, 2016 2

Meet your new Victorian senator ... back of the parade ... Abbott's replacement? ...

Abbott’s gifts to the IPA: part 4

Abbott’s gifts to the IPA: part 4

April 17, 2015 5

Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian and former Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook have sifted through all 100 policies promoted by the Institute of Public Affairs and found the Abbott government has promised quite a few of them.