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Why the press gallery failed us, and why they will again

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam and James Paterson

One of the most revealing stories in modern Australian politics comes from James Button-a speechwriter for Kevin Rudd for a short time in 2009. Button's recent and fascinating book, Speechless: A year in my father's business, details the now...

Gillard government's new censorship regime worse than internet filter

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

The Gillard government's new online censorship policy may result in Australians having even more restrictions on their internet use than under the government's original internet filter policy, according to Simon Breheny, Director of the Legal...

ASIC push for surveillance powers goes too far

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's push to access the personal data of all Australian web users shows exactly why the government's proposed mandatory data retention regime should not go ahead," said Simon Breheny, Director of...

Regulator lets the cat out of the bag: data retention not just about national security

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

"The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's demand to access Attorney-General Nicola Roxon's proposed data retention regime reveals how dangerous this regime could be," said Simon Breheny, Director of the Rule of Law Project at the free...

Roxon's data retention scheme worse than Australia card

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

"Attorney-General Nicola Roxon's proposal to force internet service providers to log details of every Australian's internet usage is one of the most significant threats to individual liberty in Australian history," said Simon Breheny, director of...

New poll on bias at The Age could explain circulation collapse


Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs today released new poll data which reveals that of those The Age readers who believe the newspaper shows bias, 70% believe that the newspaper is biased towards Labor and the Greens. John...

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