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Morgan Begg

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Researcher and Editor, FreedomWatch

Morgan Begg is a Researcher in the Legal Rights Project and Editor of FreedomWatch at the Institute of Public Affairs. Morgan is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws at La Trobe University.

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IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Morgan Begg and Simon Breheny

Debate over the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has consumed Australia's political class for almost a decade. Ever since former Prime Minister John Howard promised to recognise indigenous Australians in the...

Legal rights audit 2015


This report illustrates the increasing regulatory burden, and the extent to which legal rights continue to be breached in new laws passed every year. This has been measured by assessing the volume and content of all legislation passed by the...

Failure of Lomborg centre a victory for censorship: IPA


The Turnbull government's decision to abandon funding for Bjorn Lomborg's Australia Consensus Centre reveals the dire state of academic freedom in Australia, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "This is a victory...

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impact

SUBMISSION | Morgan Begg, Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

Australia has a long history of paternalism. We invented the word ‘wowser' to describe everything from early closing to restrictions on mixed-sex bathing. Historically, paternalism has been justified on mixture of moral, religious and social...

Submission to the Legislative Council Inquiry into the Public Health Amendment

SUBMISSION | Morgan Begg

Establishing by statute a ‘tobacco-free generation' is effectively prohibition by stealth, which will separate Tasmanians into two separate classes. Prohibition is ineffective as it strengthens the illicit tobacco market, which has been...

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The left are launching strikes on liberty in schools and churches

Education | Morgan Begg
Mercury 18th June, 2016

The Green-Left presents itself as the tolerant brand of politics. In reality, it only tolerates government interference with our freedom. The...

Jedi vs Jihadi

Ideas & Liberty | Morgan Begg
The Spectator 18th January, 2016

Knighthoods have returned! No, not in Australia - Malcolm Turnbull remains PM, and the highest award in the Australian honours system will remain...

Democracy ill-served by compulsory voting

Ideas & Liberty | Morgan Begg
West Australian 24th December, 2015

That nearly 1000 West Australians have been convicted for the crime of not voting in last year's Senate election is more proof that it's time to...