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.

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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Elite Universities Loathe Us
30 November 2023

Elite Universities Loathe Us

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into 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 many of the liberties enjoyed
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Women Pay The Price For The Prime Minister’s Productivity Problems
13 November 2023

Women Pay The Price For The Prime Minister’s Productivity Problems

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 13 November 2023 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. Despite a rapidly declining birth rate across the Western world, new research out
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Deplatform The Enemies Of Free Speech
8 November 2023

Deplatform The Enemies Of Free Speech

  Australia needs a ‘quick march’ through our universities to reclaim free speech and the spirit of intellectual inquiry, argues IPA Research Fellow Brianna McKee. The cyclical relationship between education, culture, and politics drives societal change. Each informs and shapes the other. A change in one area will have a flow-on effect on the others. However, institutions of learning may
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We Measured the State of Free Speech On University Campuses
13 October 2023

We Measured the State of Free Speech On University Campuses

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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The Predictable Dive of Australian Universities in Global Rankings
11 October 2023

The Predictable Dive of Australian Universities in Global Rankings

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the use of taxpayer-funding within 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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Keynote Address To Pastoralists And Graziers Association Annual Conference
5 October 2023

Keynote Address To Pastoralists And Graziers Association Annual Conference

My name is Brianna McKee. I’m a research fellow and the National Manager of Generation Liberty at the Institute of Public Affairs. And since I’m speaking at the annual conference for the PGA, I feel it’s appropriate that I give you my farming credentials. Because, I have been a livestock owner in the past. I grew up on five acres
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The Niche, Elitist Research Of Universities: A Waste Of Money
3 October 2023

The Niche, Elitist Research Of Universities: A Waste Of Money

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the use of taxpayer-funding within 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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Free Speech On Campus, Actions Are Louder Than Words
4 September 2023

Free Speech On Campus, Actions Are Louder Than Words

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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Parliamentary Research Brief – The Free Speech Crisis In Australian Universities And How To Solve It
31 August 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – The Free Speech Crisis In Australian Universities And How To Solve It

University hostility to freedom of speech has more than doubled since 2016 In 2016, 67% of Australian universities enforced policies that were explicitly hostile to free speech. In 2023, that number has increased to 90%. Hostility to free speech on campus can be measured by the number and severity of conduct polices enforced by universities. The combined hostility score across
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