Morgan Begg

Director of Research

Morgan Begg is the Director, Research at the Institute of Public Affairs

Morgan joined the IPA in 2014 to advance a major report into The State of Fundamental Legal Rights in Australia. Since then Morgan has also written a number of research papers, opinion articles, IPA Review essays and submissions to parliamentary inquiries, on a variety of topics, including the issue of judicial appointments, public health restrictions, the GST, and the proposed Voice to Parliament.

Morgan’s interests are in preserving constitutional government and the rule of law, and protecting and extending the rights and freedoms of Australians, such as freedom of speech and religion. He became an admirer of the IPA during the debates surrounding the constitutional recognition of local government, the Gillard government’s Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012, and its ongoing research into section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

Parliamentary Research Brief – Overseas Arrivals In 2023 Exceeded One Million For First Time In Australia’s History
28 February 2024

Parliamentary Research Brief – Overseas Arrivals In 2023 Exceeded One Million For First Time In Australia’s History

According to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 14 February 2024, total permanent and long-term arrivals in 2023 was 1,091,210 people—the first year in history in which this figure exceeded one million. Analysis of the ABS data by the Institute of Public Affairs reinforces the unprecedented and unplanned scale of Australia’s immigration program:
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Morgan Begg On IPA VCE Text Book 3AW Afternoons – 19 February 2024
19 February 2024

Morgan Begg On IPA VCE Text Book 3AW Afternoons – 19 February 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Morgan Begg joined Tony Moclair on 3AW Afternoons to discuss the IPA’s research into the new VCE rules on texts. 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. Tony Moclair: It’s been revealed that woke books made
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Complex New Rules Force Woke Agenda On Victoria’s English Students
19 February 2024

Complex New Rules Force Woke Agenda On Victoria’s English Students

“Victorian parents have been left in the dark about radical new Victorian government rules, which force the state’s Year 12 students into lessons on woke and divisive race and gender theories as part of their English studies,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs reveals how new
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Australia’s Unsustainable Migration Path
18 February 2024

Australia’s Unsustainable Migration Path

On 15 February 2024, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released data on the number of overseas arrivals to and departures from Australia up to and including the month of December 2023. Analysis of the new data on net permanent and long-term arrivals, as well as other existing data, identifies concerning trends in Australia’s present migration policy settings: Australia is a
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Addicted To Migration – Australia’s Falling Productivity And The Cost Of Relying On Migration For Economic Growth
11 December 2023

Addicted To Migration – Australia’s Falling Productivity And The Cost Of Relying On Migration For Economic Growth

Australia’s economic growth in 2023 was entirely due to population growth—driven by migration—and increased labour participation at the expense of productivity growth: Australia’s dependence on population growth to keep economic growth positive has been increasing consistently over the 30 years between 1990 and the last pre-pandemic financial year (2019): The trends in population and productivity have coincided with a decline
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Analysis Of Land Use By Variable Renewable Energy Production By 2050
11 December 2023

Analysis Of Land Use By Variable Renewable Energy Production By 2050

As part of the policy of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the federal government has declared its ambition for Australia to be a ‘renewable energy superpower’ and ‘renewable energy export superpower’. The purpose of this research report is to calculate the amount of Australian land that will be required to generate the energy needed for Australia to become
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Think the Voice Was Bad? Labor’s Plan For ‘Misinformation’ Laws is the Party’s Latest Political Ploy to Give More Power to Australia’s Unelected Officials
27 October 2023

Think the Voice Was Bad? Labor’s Plan For ‘Misinformation’ Laws is the Party’s Latest Political Ploy to Give More Power to Australia’s Unelected Officials

In this article, Director of Research Morgan Begg contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on misinformation laws and how it affects the political freedom of mainstream Australians. The resounding rejection by the Australian people of the Voice to Parliament is being met not with reflection or humility by the Federal Government, but with a promise to censor online political communication
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Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice
11 October 2023

Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice

 Click here to download the research report. If an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the Voice) is inserted into the Australian Constitution, it will have the power to make ‘representations’ to the Commonwealth parliament and executive government. The power to make representations implies the Voice will be representative. However, analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs finds the Voice
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Voice To Parliament To Divide And Marginalise Regional Indigenous Communities
11 October 2023

Voice To Parliament To Divide And Marginalise Regional Indigenous Communities

“Far from being a voice for disadvantaged remote Indigenous communities, new analysis shows the proposed Voice to Parliament model is biased towards the niche values of the urban elite and activists,” said Morgan Begg, the Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA research released today, Representations Without Representation: Urban Bias in the Canberra Voice, analyses the
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Covid Inquiry Farce A Breach Of Trust With Australians
22 September 2023

Covid Inquiry Farce A Breach Of Trust With Australians

“It has become clear, since the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Covid-19 inquiry, that Australians can have no confidence in its process, its leadership, or that it will provide the answers they deserve about the mismanagement and controls imposed on them during the pandemic,” said Morgan Begg, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. On Thursday, the Prime
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