Brianna McKee

Research Fellow, National Manager for Generation Liberty

Brianna McKee is a Research Fellow and National Manager for Generation Liberty at the Institute of Public Affairs.

Prior to joining the IPA in 2022, she worked for two years at Sky News Australia, first as a Digital Producer before being promoted to Digital Reporter.

During her time in journalism, Brianna engaged with complex political events on a daily basis, writing news stories about matters of domestic and international significance. Her stories were regularly among the most read each week for the network. She found that stories about the Royal Family were amongst those most popular and wonders if Anthony Albanese could be on the wrong track trying to promote an Australian Republic?

She has also written articles for The Spectator and contributed to publications like the Herald Sun and the Daily Telegraph.

Brianna has previously worked in a legal practice, on a farm and has taken on a number of coaching and leadership roles at university and in club sport. She is an enthusiastic equestrienne and riding teacher.

Sydney born and bred, Brianna was home schooled and studied at Campion College Australia from 2017-2019 and received a bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts, graduating top of her class.

Hungary For More
10 May 2024

Hungary For More

Demographic lessons from Hungary and Japan suggest Australia’s way forward must value family and productivity alike, write IPA Research Fellows Brianna McKee and Lana Starkey. Japan’s economy is no longer the world’s third largest, after the country slipped into a recession late last year and fell to fourth spot behind Germany. In what could now be considered an ominous parliamentary
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Kill Comedy, Kill Truth
10 May 2024

Kill Comedy, Kill Truth

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the freedom of speech on Australian university campuses, conducted as part of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing
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Australian Universities Accord To Take The Hammer To TAFE
28 March 2024

Australian Universities Accord To Take The Hammer To TAFE

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into the teaching of education at universities. The Foundations of Western Civilisation Program was established in 2011 to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed by members
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‘Hell To Pay’ If Gender Equity Activists Get Their Way
18 March 2024

‘Hell To Pay’ If Gender Equity Activists Get Their Way

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 18 March 2024 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication.  It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. If we want to reach for the stars, then it will be our
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Brianna McKee On IPA Education Funding Research Australia – 7 March 2024
7 March 2024

Brianna McKee On IPA Education Funding Research Australia – 7 March 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Brianna McKee joined Mike Jeffreys on 2GB Sydney Overnight to discuss the IPA’s research into Australia’s Education Funding. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Mike Jefferys: Okay, here’s the headline. Despite record funding, declining results
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New Space Race: Putting Woke Into Orbit
29 February 2024

New Space Race: Putting Woke Into Orbit

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research into Australian Universities and how they are failing young Australians. If we want to reach for the stars, then it will be our best and brightest – not virtue signalling – that gets us there. It’s not rocket science. Or is it? Those working at Monash University’s recently launched
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Australia Day Is a Chance for Unity Over Division
24 January 2024

Australia Day Is a Chance for Unity Over Division

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australians’ attitudes towards Australia Day. Encouragingly, despite the indoctrination meted out during the formal years of education, young Australians aged 25-34 overwhelmingly support our national day. The great majority of Australians are proud of their citizenship and heritage. Nor are they in any mood to
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A Victory For Commonsense!
23 December 2023

A Victory For Commonsense!

In a win for commonsense, education ministers across the country have recently signed off on measures requiring universities to include lessons on how to teach reading, writing, and mathematics in Bachelor of Education courses. Accreditation standards for teaching degrees have been amended to ensure teachers are instructed to avoid ‘self-directed learning’ and instead receive training in techniques proven effective half
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The Future Of Australia –  A Survey Of The Values And Beliefs Of Young Australians
1 December 2023

The Future Of Australia – A Survey Of The Values And Beliefs Of Young Australians

In July, the Institute of Public Affairs commissioned independent market research agency Insightfully to ask 800 Australians aged 16-25 a series of  11 questions about public policy. This report analyses their attitudes towards the role of government and what this might say about the political preferences of young Australians. Young Australians are aspirational but believe they will be worse off
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IPA Research: Young Australians – Principled, Entrepreneurial and Want Leadership
1 December 2023

IPA Research: Young Australians – Principled, Entrepreneurial and Want Leadership

“The stereotyping of young Australians as left-wing does them a great disservice and fails to recognise that many are entrepreneurial, sceptical of big government, abhor censorship, and are far more concerned about cost-of-living than cutting emissions,” said Brianna McKee, National Manager of Generation Liberty at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released The Future of Australia: A Survey
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