With neo-conservative think tank the Institute for Public Affairs now revealed as the driving force behind the present rift in the Liberal Party over paid parental leave, the influence of such organisations is a salient question. The right often attacks Labor for being beholden to the unions- but is being beholden to industry groups and hardline ideologues really any different? This is an organisation which, unlike the union movement seems to care little about social welfare, with its sole focus being the promotion of small government and undermining of social welfare. Or, to put it bluntly, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. So next time the Liberals attack Labor for being linked to the union movement, ask yourself whose song sheet the Liberals are singing from.