Tim Blair


New Criterion



Wednesday, May 07, 2003
THE LABOR PARTY'S preferred think-tank has been officially defined by Auntie as middle of the political road.

You have to call the IPA a "right-wing" body, but the Australia Institute needs no disqualification, and is promoted to the top of the class:

Leading public policy think-tank the Australia Institute has released the damning report [on Australia, of course].

Later: the Director of the Australia Institute, Clive Hamilton, describes himself as "on the left". For the communards that's where the political spectrum begins.