The Mark Steyn video everyone’s talking about

June 23, 2011

From John Roskam | Thursday, 23 June 2011

In the 24 hours since I posted Mark Steyn’s fabulous video from the IPA’s historic Freedom of Speech in Australia event in Melbourne on Monday night it’s been watched 16,000 times. Here is it. It’s 9 very important minutes long.

Here’s the editorial in The Australian about it and here is what Paul Howes of the Australian Workers Union said. This is what Professor James Allan said.

Also on Monday night the IPA’s James Paterson left his fellow panellist on the ABC’s Q&A speechless. Here’s the 55 second highlights.

In my column in the Australian Financial Review last Friday I said West Australians funding Tasmanians was no different from the Germans bailing out the Greeks. Boris Johnson said this week the Greeks should just quit the Euro. And in The Business Spectator the CIS’s Oliver Hartwich had this interesting piece on why Greece is not all bad for Europe.

We had a great response to our David Mamet material last week. The other conservative-inclined playwright Mamet now joins is of course Tom Stoppard. Here’s Stoppard from The Times a few years ago on the meaning of 1968. And if you have the chance read Hitchens on 1968 in The City Journal back in 2008.

While the government continues to push for new taxes, new IPA polling has shown Australians want fewer taxes, not more. In fact, sixty per cent of Australians support a low tax, low regulation Special Economic Zone in Northern Australia. This has caused quite a stir! See the response from the WA government, Queensland Treasurer and Tasmanian Premier here, here and here. And the watch WA Premier Colin Barnett comment here. IPA research on Northern Australia is here, here and here.  

STOP PRESS – the IPA Review is on newsstands! This is a great piece from Julie Novak on Wisconsin and here is an article on the Biggest Loser by Louise Staley.

Bookings are now open for our President Vaclav Klaus functions in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Here’s more of what the IPA said this week:

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