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    Ideas from the Liberal 'think tank':

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    I know a couple of people who work at the IPA.

    Some of those ideas aren't ridiculous, but some are horrible.

    My favourite IPA policy is the defunding of Harmony Day, talk about tackling the big issues. A massive **** fight over FB occurred when my IPA mates started arguing with the ones opposed to the defunding of Harmony Day. It was pure comedy gold

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    Yeah, of all policies to come up with, why the defunding of Harmony Day in particular?

    Ok, rereading that list, some of them are utterly terrible. It comes across to me as a list of stereotypically radical right-wing policy, much of which they're mentioning simply because it goes against Labor.

    I mean, ending the disclosure of political donations sounds like a fantastic idea given how ****ed over NSW is with corruption already. Repealing the alcopops tax and plain packaging smoking has no real importance.

    Although, tbf, in amongst the 80% of them that are utter ****, there are a handful of good ideas.
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    Wow those are some horrible policies. Are the IPA like the Australian Tea Party or some other form of far-right loony party?
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    Hyper-libertarian/neo-liberal think tank. Ve-e-e-ry right wing.
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    Of all the meaningless things.....

    4 Repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act
    http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/c...5202/s18c.html

    ****, has anyone ever been done for anything under this?

    72 Privatise the CSIRO
    Can't we just abolish it?
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    They also mention privatising the AIS.

    That basically means that every athlete would have to be supported by sponsorship, yeah?

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    i don't like it either but come on guys, be nice - PEWS wrote that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Of all the meaningless things.....



    http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/c...5202/s18c.html

    ****, has anyone ever been done for anything under this?
    Andrew Bolt I'm pretty sure.

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    Mr Howard (pictured) said the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after the allied invasion was 'unexpected'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    Andrew Bolt I'm pretty sure.
    True but 18D was what really got him.

    The mistake those opposed to this section of the act make is that it's an opinion/freedom of speech thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    i don't like it either but come on guys, be nice - PEWS wrote that.
    You joke but I'm a financial member of the IPA. Some of those are truly terrible ideas though. They definitely like their ideology-based stances rather than having stance-based ideology.

    It could do a lot of good IMO if a few more people with some actual perspective got themselves higher up within it, but it's a bit of a fringe organisation at present that deliberately puts forward absolutely outlandish ideas in hope of the Liberal Party trying to pander to it and meet it somewhere in the middle. A bit like starting negotiations at $100,000 when you're hoping to sell for $60,000.

    It was described as an arm of the Liberal Party in the article linked here, and that's probably a fair description. The underlying, almost unspoken goal of the IPA is to drag the Liberal Party away from social conservatism and towards a party based on small government and individual freedom. I think that's a very noble and worthy cause (especially if you look at the GOP) which is why I'm a member but it definitely attracts its fair share of, dare I say it, Ikki-esque true believers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    They also mention privatising the AIS.

    That basically means that every athlete would have to be supported by sponsorship, yeah?
    Yeah, the IPA's (I believe entirely unofficial, but very much real) policy on sport is that it should be treated as an industry just like any other, without the need for romanticism or contrived fairness. To me it's actually a classic example of why you can't apply the same ideology to every single situation, as the romanticism and fair competitiveness of sport is what keeps people interested. Given it's a section of the entertainment industry, it needs that interest to actually be financially viable in the first place. It doesn't actually produce anything so if you take away all the reasons for which people become emotionally invested in it - logically or otherwise - then the industry will cease to exist.

    Treating the inner workings of sport as financial markets is never going to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Mr Howard (pictured) said the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after the allied invasion was 'unexpected'
    There is no picture you lying son of a bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    There is no picture you lying son of a bitch.
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