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Andrew Bushnell

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Andrew Bushnell is a Research Fellow at the prominent Melbourne think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, where he focuses on criminal justice reform, freedom of speech, and the future of democracy.

As well as authoring a number of research reports, his work has appeared in print in the Australian, the Australian Financial Review, the Canberra Times, and the Adelaide Advertiser, and online at the Huffington Post and the Spectator Australia. He has also been interviewed on 2GB and 3AW.

He previously worked at the Department of Defence in Canberra and the Department of Education in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and a Master of Arts in Applied Ethics from Linköping University, Sweden.

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It's The Values, Stupid

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew Bushnell

Before it finally announced its intention to amend section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in March this year, the Turnbull government professed a very strong view on where section 18C ranked in its list of political priorities. Eliminating...

The punishment must fit the crime, not the criminal

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

Today Institute of Public Affairs Research Fellows Andrew Bushnell and Darcy Allen presented at the Senate, Economics References Committee Inquiry into criminal, civil and administrative penalties for white collar crime. IPA research released this...

IPA opening statements to the Senate Inquiry into Criminal, Civil and Administrative Penalties for White Collar Crime

SUBMISSION | Darcy Allen and Andrew Bushnell

Our submission is informed by the work of our ongoing criminal justice project, which is developing policy reform across the criminal justice system, from incarceration, to policing, to the criminal law. Institute of Public Affairs research...

The Use of Prisons in Australia: Reform Directions

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Andrew Bushnell and Daniel Wild

One of the most important roles for government is the protection of people's lives, liberty and possessions through a well-functioning criminal justice system. Keeping people safe from violence gives them confidence to live, work and raise a...

IPA research indicates need for criminal justice reform

MEDIA RELEASE | Andrew Bushnell

"Australia's overuse of prison is failing to keep the community safe from crime by wasting resources that could be better spent elsewhere in the criminal justice system," said Andrew Bushnell, Research Fellow at the free market think tank, the...

Related news

Criminal Justice Reform Does Not Start In Jails

Legal Rights Project | Andrew Bushnell
The West Australian 7th April, 2017

The new WA Government has said that it cannot afford to build a new $600 million prison planned by the previous government. But this cost cannot be...

Four Year Terms Are A Bad Idea

Ideas & Liberty The Spectator Australia 24th February, 2017

The election of Donald Trump, the vote for Brexit, and the return of One Nation have all threatened the centre-right status quo, while on the left,...

Criminal Justice Can Never Be An Arm Of The Welfare State

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Bushnell
The Australian 17th February, 2017

Crime is caused by people who decide to commit crimes. It is not caused by society. The criminal justice system exists to punish criminals and...

'Comfort women' statue row shows absurdity of 18C

Freedom of Speech | Andrew Bushnell
The Australian 19th December, 2016

A law against offending people is a stupid idea, a truth that is now being confirmed on an almost daily basis. In recent months we have seen the...

Key lesson is that a bold agenda is possible

Economics & Deregulation | Andrew Bushnell
Australian Financial Review 6th December, 2016

The New Zealand prime minister is rightly being showered with praise from over this side of the Tasman. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Key's...