Ideas from the Liberal 'think tank':
IPA agenda to re-shape Australia | The Sniper
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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
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.
Last edited by Dan; 08-04-2013 at 11:47 PM.
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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Of all the meaningless things.....
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/c...5202/s18c.html4 Repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act
****, has anyone ever been done for anything under this?
Can't we just abolish it?72 Privatise the CSIRO
Last edited by Top_Cat; 09-04-2013 at 02:34 AM.
They also mention privatising the AIS.
That basically means that every athlete would have to be supported by sponsorship, yeah?
i don't like it either but come on guys, be nice - PEWS wrote that.
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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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