Why become an IPA Member

The Institute of Public Affairs is the proud publisher of Die Laughing. The IPA was founded in 1943 as a non-profit educational research organisation to further the individual, social, political, and economic freedom of the Australian people and to maintain and enhance the Australian way of life.

We do not seek or receive funding from government. Our work is supported by our 7,700 members.

Become the strongest voice for freedom in Australia as an IPA Member. You will also receive:

  • Four FREE editions of our award-winning magazine, the IPA Review
  • Weekly email Hey…What Did I Miss?  connecting you to the debate on freedoms in the Western world.
  • Regular updates from John Roskam, the IPA’s Executive Director, offering his perspective on major policy and cultural issues.
  • Updates from IPA’s policy experts as issues develop.
  • Priority access to IPA events featuring high profile speakers.
  • Discounted tickets to IPA events.
  • An IPA pen and key ring.

Bill Leak was a proud member of the Institute of Public Affairs, and as Bill’s widow Goong Phitnak recently shared in our Annual Report for 2020:

‘The support of the IPA meant a lot to Bill, he used to tell me that he could fight for his freedom of speech against the Australian Human Rights Commission because he had the IPA behind him.

I know that helping Bill wasn’t just a job to John and the team at the IPA – it is a mission they deeply believe in. Bill was so proud to have the IPA and its members supporting him.’

Follow on Bill Leak’s footsteps by becoming an IPA Member.

Your IPA Membership pack will be sent within the next week. Your copy of Die Laughing: The Biography of Bill Leak will be separately from Australian Scholarly Publishing and you will receive an email notification from Australia Post once the book is on its way to you.

Weight0.7 kg
Dimensions24.5 × 17 × 3 cm



352pp + 8pp Cover