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 On Criminal Justice Reform ABC Melbourne – 30 October 2023
30 October 2023

Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform ABC Melbourne – 30 October 2023

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. Ali Moore: I also want to know from you whether you think jail is always the
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Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform 3AW Melbourne – 30 October 2023
30 October 2023

Mia Schlicht On Criminal Justice Reform 3AW Melbourne – 30 October 2023

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. Tom Elliott: All right, so this is an interesting idea for punishing people. Now, former Victorian
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Victorians Could Pay Over $500k For MP’s Crimes. How’s That For Justice?
29 October 2023

Victorians Could Pay Over $500k For MP’s Crimes. How’s That For Justice?

In this article, Research Analyst Mia Schlicht contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on criminal justice reform. Former Victorian cabinet minister Russell Northe’s blatant abuse of his position of power, and his betrayal of the public warrants strict punishment. He deserves no special privileges because of his former office. But his sentencing highlights the need for urgent reform from his
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Northe Case Highlights Need For Criminal Justice Reform
26 October 2023

Northe Case Highlights Need For Criminal Justice Reform

“Russell Northe has broken the law, abused his position of power for financial gain and should be punished harshly. However, the punishment should be a severe financial penalty rather than incarceration.” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. On Wednesday, former Victorian State MP Russell Northe was sentenced to 21 months in prison by the Victorian
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New ABS Data Reveals Worrying Rise In Prisoner Numbers
21 September 2023

New ABS Data Reveals Worrying Rise In Prisoner Numbers

“The alarming growth in Australia’s prisoner numbers is a sure sign we need a wholesale change in our criminal justice approach, one built on common sense, with community protection at its core,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals the number of people in prisons nationwide
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Western Australia’s Incarceration Rate Nation’s Highest – Reform Urgent
8 September 2023

Western Australia’s Incarceration Rate Nation’s Highest – Reform Urgent

“Western Australia now has the highest incarceration rate of all the states in Australia, highlighting the need for urgent reform as prisons numbers across the state sit above full utilization rates,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. New research released today by the IPA shows Western Australia’s criminal justice system is struggling under the weight
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Parliamentary Research Brief – Why Western Australia Needs Criminal Justice Reform
24 August 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – Why Western Australia Needs Criminal Justice Reform

Western Australia’s criminal justice system is struggling under the weight of rising incarceration and finite resources to support its over-capacity prison system. New research by the Institute of Public Affairs has established:
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Mia Schlicht discussing IPA criminal justice reform research ABC Landline – 14 August 2023
14 August 2023

Mia Schlicht discussing IPA criminal justice reform research ABC Landline – 14 August 2023

On August 14, IPA Research Analyst Mia Schlicht joined ABC Landline to discuss the IPA’s research into criminal justice reform and how it can help fill labour shortages. Below is a transcript of the interview. ABC Presenter: In the 26 years Boulia’s held camel races, event President Shelley Lorensen’s seen them grow in size and professionalism. Queensland Racing has even
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Permanent And More Powerful
1 August 2023

Permanent And More Powerful

South Australians will play a crucial role in the forthcoming referendum on whether to permanently enshrine into the Australian Constitution an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice (the National Voice). Altering the Constitution requires the approval of a majority of voters nationwide and a majority of voters in at least four states, making South Australia a key battleground state in
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The Unsustainable Cost Of Incarceration Revealed As Prisons Reach Breaking Point
20 July 2023

The Unsustainable Cost Of Incarceration Revealed As Prisons Reach Breaking Point

“With Australia’s prison system at breaking point, we need to shift our focus to crime prevention, ensuring violent offenders are sentenced for longer, and giving non-violent offenders the opportunity to get into work” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released new research, The Cost of Prisons in Australia: 2023,
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