Mia Schlicht

Research Analyst

Mia Schlicht is a Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs.

Mia is currently studying a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) at Monash University.

Prior to joining the IPA, Mia gained experience working in property law where she developed a keen eye for detail. She now uses these skills to contribute to the research area of criminal justice at the IPA. She has always held an interest in youth justice and has spent time volunteering in the Indigenous community of Bourke working with juvenile offenders to reduce reoffending rates.

Outside of her work, Mia enjoys long distance running with her local club.

Mia Schlicht Discussing IPA Criminal Justice Reform Research Mornings 6PR – 14 June 2024
14 June 2024

Mia Schlicht Discussing IPA Criminal Justice Reform Research Mornings 6PR – 14 June 2024

In this interview, Research Analyst Mia Schlicht discusses the need for criminal justice reform and better sentencing options. 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. Gary Adshead: Rightio. Here’s a quiz question for you. How much do you think it costs
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The Cost Of Australia’s Prisons In 2024
14 June 2024

The Cost Of Australia’s Prisons In 2024

The role of prisons The fundamental aims of the criminal justice system must be ensuring protection of the community and retribution of those who have broken the law. Whilst prisons play an important role in upholding these aims, Australia’s current overreliance on prison as the main form of punishment is expensive and excessive. It is vital that violent and dangerous
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Criminal Justice Reform Needed To Refocus Resources Into Better Community Safer Outcomes
14 June 2024

Criminal Justice Reform Needed To Refocus Resources Into Better Community Safer Outcomes

“As violent crime increases across Australia, wholesale criminal justice reform is required to ensure resources can be directed to prevent crime and ensure those who pose an ongoing safety risk to the community are locked up for longer, with alternative punishment implemented for non-violent offenders,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA released
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Incarceration Spike Reinforces Urgent Need For Reform
6 June 2024

Incarceration Spike Reinforces Urgent Need For Reform

“Australia’s incarceration rate has spiked to its highest level since 2021 as political leaders continue to ignore the cost of poorly targeted incarceration and the need for reform,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Corrective services data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals the number of prisoners across Australia has increased from
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission to the Inquiry Into Community Safety in Regional and Rural Communities
29 May 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission to the Inquiry Into Community Safety in Regional and Rural Communities

This submission shares with the Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety research and analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) relating to the issues raised as part of the Inquiry into Community Safety in Regional and Rural Communities (the inquiry). The inquiry terms of reference are relevant to new IPA research highlighting the shortcomings of the criminal justice
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Support For Criminal Justice Reform Via Outback Ranch Program Welcomed
15 March 2024

Support For Criminal Justice Reform Via Outback Ranch Program Welcomed

“Momentum is building for criminal justice reform with further support for proposals to establish innovative outback ranch work programs to get troubled youths off the streets, give them skills, and get them into work,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA welcomes the initiative of the Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton and David
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Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform Perth Live 6PR – 14 March 2024
14 March 2024

Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform Perth Live 6PR – 14 March 2024

In this interview, Research Analyst Mia Schlicht discusses the need for criminal justice reform and better sentencing options. 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. Oliver Peterson: The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that WA has seen a dramatic increase
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New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform
14 March 2024

New ABS Prison Data Reinforces Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“The latest ABS data again shows prisons are fast approaching capacity, as violent crime continues to surge. It is clear we need to focus on who we incarcerate and how we can get more people into work and a better life,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Corrective services data released today by the Australian
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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Youth Justice Reform Inquiry In Queensland
1 March 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Youth Justice Reform Inquiry In Queensland

This submission shares with the committee research and analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) relating to the issues raised as part of the committee’s current Inquiry into Youth Justice Reform in Queensland (the inquiry). I note that the terms of reference for the inquiry are specifically relevant to new IPA research highlighting the current shortcomings of the youth
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Violent Offender Surge Underscores Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform
8 February 2024

Violent Offender Surge Underscores Urgent Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“New ABS data again shows that continued increases in violent crime right across the nation will not go away unless political leaders commit to wholesale criminal justice reform focused on preventing crime and keeping communities safe,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest data detailing recorded crime and
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