Rights and Freedoms

Privitisation Reversal Of NSW Prisons Shows Urgent Reform Needed
3 November 2023

Privitisation Reversal Of NSW Prisons Shows Urgent Reform Needed

“The decision to reverse the privatisation of New South Wales prisons should be accompanied with wholesale criminal justice reform focused on reducing the number of non-violent prisoners whose incarceration provides little overall safety benefit,” said Mia Schlicht, Research Analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs. Following an extended period where New South Wales prisons have strained under chronic resourcing and
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The Right Is Out Of Love With Capitalism
2 November 2023

The Right Is Out Of Love With Capitalism

This article was originally published in Australian Financial Review on or about 2 November 2023 and was written by the author in their 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. Prosperity is taken for granted and freedom is an optional extra. Conservatives are
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Centralisation, The Voice, And Why The National Curriculum Should Be Abandoned
1 November 2023

Centralisation, The Voice, And Why The National Curriculum Should Be Abandoned

In this article, Colleen Harkin contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the national curriculum, conducted as part of the IPA’s Class Action Program. The Class Action Program was established in 2022 to analyse Australia’s national curriculum and improve Australia’s educational standards. Centralised control results in a hierarchy of out-of-touch elites, neglects local agency, and creates unnecessary
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Don’t Be Bled Dry
31 October 2023

Don’t Be Bled Dry

A battle to establish unions that benefit members instead of social and political agendas is winning ground but has a hard fight ahead, writes Red Union advocate Chris Dekker. It is difficult to find a contemporary Australian institution that has not been systematically captured and then overrun by far-left identity politics. The public service, media, education, and big business all pander
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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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Daniel Wild On 5AA Mornings Discussing IPA Migration Analysis – 30 October 2023
30 October 2023

Daniel Wild On 5AA Mornings Discussing IPA Migration Analysis – 30 October 2023

On October 30, the Institute of Public Affairs’ Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild joined Matthew Pantelis on FiveAA Mornings to discuss IPA analysis on immigration, which shows how record migration levels are exacerbating Australia’s housing shortage. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research Below is a transcript of
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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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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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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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