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.

The Destruction Of Australian History
3 March 2023

The Destruction Of Australian History

In 2017 Australia’s oldest university, The University of Sydney launched what it described as a ‘brand campaign’ to advertise itself to potential students and donors. The campaign was called ‘Unlearn’. According to the university it had ‘reimagined the way we teach, so our students can reimagine the world.’ The campaign demonstrates that while we’ve all been taught how to memorise
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‘Away with the Manger’: Christmas Hijacked By Politics
24 December 2022

‘Away with the Manger’: Christmas Hijacked By Politics

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 24 December 2022 and was written by the author in her 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. Away with the manger; no wisemen from afar; the little Lord Jesus; replaced by
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Forgetting The Past: How Post-modernist Theory Has Replaced History In Australian Universities In 2022
28 November 2022

Forgetting The Past: How Post-modernist Theory Has Replaced History In Australian Universities In 2022

History as a discipline as taught in Australian universities is no longer about a study of the past, as it has been replaced by post-modernist theory. In The Idea of History, the great English philosopher Historian RG Collingwood wrote that ‘history is for human self- knowledge. The only clue to what man can do is what man has done. The
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Australian Universities Risk Giving The Game Away To China In The Uphill Battle To Defend Our National Security
15 November 2022

Australian Universities Risk Giving The Game Away To China In The Uphill Battle To Defend Our National Security

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 15 November 2022 and was written by the author in her 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. We face an ongoing struggle to defend our national security against malicious foreign actors,
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The Kids Aren’t Alright
1 November 2022

The Kids Aren’t Alright

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 1 November 2022 and was written by the author in her 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. The Age of Anxiety has dawned. While this may be easy to dismiss as
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Tyranny’s Higher Education Production Line
14 October 2022

Tyranny’s Higher Education Production Line

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into freedom of speech on 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,
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Universities Need To Stop Being The Enablers Of Social Activism
20 September 2022

Universities Need To Stop Being The Enablers Of Social Activism

This article was originally published in The Epoch Times. In this article, Brianna McKee contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into freedom of speech on 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,
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Undoing Australia
4 August 2022

Undoing Australia

The University of Melbourne is training revolutionaries to dismantle the nation Back in 2017, the University of Sydney launched a campaign to ‘unlearn’ education. In 2022, the University of Melbourne upped the ante by launching a campaign to unlearn the entire nation. In an extraordinary act of institutional suicide, one of Australia’s most prestigious universities has introduced an initiative titled
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The War On Motherhood
2 August 2022

The War On Motherhood

Women have come a long way in the struggle for equality in society, but what started as a noble project has been hijacked to fuel the grievance industry. Big business are the winners in this game, and families the losers. In July, KPMG released She’s Price(d)less, their taxpayer-funded report into the gender wage gap commissioned by the Diversity Council of Australia
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Activists Masquerading As Educators
7 May 2022

Activists Masquerading As Educators

The recent news from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) that fewer and fewer students are choosing to study higher mathematics at Secondary school is yet another black mark against our education system. Unfortunately, things are hardly better in Literature. Victoria, which leads the way in progressive education, has seen students ditching literature in their droves. Over the last three
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