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Australia's Heartland

Australia's Heartland is a new podcast from the Institute of Public Affairs with Tony Abbott and IPA Director of Research Daniel Wild.Each week Tony Abbott and Daniel Wild discuss mainstream Australian values, the Australian way of life and Australian culture.

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Community and Democracy

Australia's Heartland Episode 16:  This week former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs Tony Abbott and IPA director of research Daniel Wild discuss what governments should and should not do in response to the new Covid-19 variant; why sports-stars making political pronouncements on contentious issues divides us a community; and Tony reflects on his three years on public service and his immense contributions to Australia and shares with us what advice he would give to his 30-year-old self. To find out more go to australia.ipa.org.au

29mins

1 Dec 2021

Rank #1

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Australia‘s Egalitarian Future

Australia's Heartland Episode 15 This week former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs Tony Abbott and IPA director of research Daniel Wild discuss the recent One Nation Senate motion regarding vaccination passports, why the Covid-19 restrictions in relation to vaccine rules and mask mandates must end, what the major challenges are to Australia as an egalitarian society, and Tony gives us an update on what he is doing in London. To find out more, go to australia.ipa.org.au

30mins

24 Nov 2021

Rank #2

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People Power

Australia's Heartland Episode 14. This week former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the IPA Tony Abbott and the IPA's director of research Daniel Wild discussed the new pandemic laws being debated in the Victorian upper house and why every Australian should be concerned about the impact this will have on freedom and democracy; the massive protests which have taken place in Melbourne over the past two weeks; the future of religious freedom in Australia; and Tony takes one listener's question on whether Peta Credlin will make a run for parliament to unseat Daniel Andrews at the next election. Find out more at australia.ipa.org.au

24mins

16 Nov 2021

Rank #3

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Education not Indoctrination

Australia's Heartland with Tony Abbott, Episode 13 This week former prime minister and Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs Tony Abbott and IPA director of research Daniel Wild discuss what the results of the Virginia election mean for the future of Australia; the dangers of teaching critical race theory in schools; why we need to scrap the new national curriculum and start from scratch; why governments must return their focus to reducing government debt; and Tony shares two of his favourite books that helped shape his perspective. To find out more go to australia.ipa.org.au

29mins

11 Nov 2021

Rank #4

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Who Will Pay the Price (of Net Zero)

Australia's Heartland with Tony Abbott Episode 12 This week former prime minister and distinguished fellow of the IPA Tony Abbott and director of research at the IPA Daniel Wild discuss the hypocrisy  of the global elites descending on Glasgow in their private jets and massive motorcades; how a net zero emissions target will impact working- and middle-class Australians; and why the proposed permanent pandemic legislation in Victoria is the biggest peace-time threat to freedom, democracy, and Australian values we have ever seen - and what we can do about it. To find out more, go to australia.ipa.org.au

30mins

3 Nov 2021

Rank #5

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The New Old Normal

Australia's Heartland with Tony Abbott: Episode 11 Former Prime Minister and IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and IPA Director of Research Daniel Wild discussed what the Coalition's adoption of net zero says about politics in Australia; the authoritarian dystopia of Victoria's caste system of the 'untouchable unvaccinated'; and Tony shares is on-the-ground observations of politics and society in the US. To find out more, go to australia.ipa.org.au

28mins

26 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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A Life Worth Living

Australia's Heartland with Tony Abbott Episode 10 Today former Prime Minister and distinguished fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs Tony Abbott and the IPA's director of research Daniel Wild discuss what is at stake in a potential future conflict between China and Taiwan, why the attempt to integrate into the global economic order as failed, and what Australian governments' response to Covid-19 reveals about the Australian character. To find out more about the Institute of Public Affairs, visit ipa.org.au

26mins

12 Oct 2021

Rank #7

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A Special Episode about Australia‘s Future

This week former Prime Minister and IPA distinguished fellow Tony Abbott and IPA director of research Daniel Wild had a special discussion about Australia's post-Covid future. The discussion is based on a significant recent essay published by Tony where Tony outlined his vision for the future of Australia. Tony and Daniel discussed why education minister Alan Tudge must veto the new woke national curriculum, the vested interests behind Australia's high migration intake, and how political correctness in big business is undermining debate in Australia.

29mins

5 Oct 2021

Rank #8

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Giving Workers a Voice

Australia’s Heartland with Tony Abbott Episode 8 This week former Prime Minister and IPA distinguished fellow Tony Abbott and IPA director of research Daniel Wild discuss why the violent response of Victoria Police to protestors will go down as a dark day in Australia’s history; why working-class Australians too often find themselves without a voice in the major debates about Australia’s future; and Tony tells us about some of the key figures in his life that have influenced his views and his approach to politics.

30mins

28 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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How we will revive Australia

Australia's Heartland with Tony Abbott episode 7 This week former Prime Minister and IPA Distinguished Fellow Tony Abbott and the IPA's Director of the Centre for the Australian Way of Life Daniel Wild discuss why Australians should be hopeful about the future; why national-self confidence is the first line of defense in any potential future conflict; and Tony shares with us a special story about his time as a fire-fighter and how it has made him a better person. Plus, Tony takes your questions, including on the CFMMEU freedom protests and mandatory vaccinations.

30mins

21 Sep 2021

Rank #10