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.

Free Speech On Campus Audit 2023
10 August 2023

Free Speech On Campus Audit 2023

Australia’s universities are failing to protect freedom of speech on campus. The Institute of Public Affairs’ Free Speech on Campus Audit 2023 is the fourth systematic analysis of more than 279 policies at Australia’s 42 universities. The Audit rates each university’s support for free speech by analysing policies that restrict expression. In 2023, almost all Australian universities are hostile to
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Threats To Free Speech On Campus have More Than Doubled Since 2016
10 August 2023

Threats To Free Speech On Campus have More Than Doubled Since 2016

“Australian universities should be the exemplars of free expression, but sadly free speech is under renewed attack on our university campuses, where conformity is valued over education and debate,” said Brianna McKee, National Manager of Generation Liberty at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released its Free Speech on Campus Audit 2023 research report, which reviewed the 279
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Clare’s Woke-ready Students
2 August 2023

Clare’s Woke-ready Students

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, 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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Brianna McKee Discussing The Voice On Outsiders Sky News Australia
18 June 2023

Brianna McKee Discussing The Voice On Outsiders Sky News Australia

On June 18, IPA Research Fellow and National Manager for Gen Lib Brianna McKee joined Outsiders on Sky News Australia to discuss how New Zealand informs us. 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. Rowan Dean: New Zealand has the Waitangi
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It’s The Constitution, It’s The Vibe… It’s Water Justice
15 June 2023

It’s The Constitution, It’s The Vibe… It’s Water Justice

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the similarities between the Waitangi Tribunal and the proposed Voice to Parliament, conducted as part of the IPA’s analysis of the Voice to Parliament. The IPA has been researching the consequences a potential Voice to Parliament would have to the political freedom, liberty, and equality
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Students Need Work, Not Another Handout
14 June 2023

Students Need Work, Not Another Handout

In this article, Brianna McKee is to contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. Handout culture is rampant in society today.
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The Budget’s Rivers Of Gold Flow Toward Its Pet Political Ambitions
31 May 2023

The Budget’s Rivers Of Gold Flow Toward Its Pet Political Ambitions

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, 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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Ardern’s Aotearoa Adieu
2 May 2023

Ardern’s Aotearoa Adieu

Her trademark empathy on full display, Jacinda Ardern, the antipodean icon of female empowerment, recently delivered her farewell speech to the New Zealand Parliament. The ex-Prime Minister announced her intention to resign in January, citing burnout as a key reason for her departure. At the time, Ardern said she had no plans other than to spend more time with family.
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What’s Left of Our Cultural Inheritance?
21 March 2023

What’s Left of Our Cultural Inheritance?

In this article, Brianna McKee is to contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the teaching of history in Australian universities, 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
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The ‘Anti-discrimination’ Bandwagon – Coming To A School Near You
6 March 2023

The ‘Anti-discrimination’ Bandwagon – Coming To A School Near You

In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into religious freedom, 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 by
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