justice

Crime Is Up And So Is The Cost Of Jailing Criminals
6 February 2024

Crime Is Up And So Is The Cost Of Jailing Criminals

In this article, Research Analyst Mia Schlicht contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on criminal justice reform. The duty of our criminal justice system must be to ensure that the community feels safe, is safe, and criminals are effectively punished. Throughout 2023, this was not the reality for many parts of NSW, particularly Sydney, with almost daily reports of violence.
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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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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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Australia’s Incarceration Crisis Is Worker Shortage Solution
10 March 2023

Australia’s Incarceration Crisis Is Worker Shortage Solution

“As Australia faces simultaneous incarceration and worker shortage crises, many low-risk non-violent offenders could be gainfully employed in the community right now without risk,” said Professor Mirko Bagaric, Dean of the Swinburne University of Technology Law School. Today, the Institute of Public Affairs released a new research report, Let Them Work: How Criminal Justice Reform Can Help Address Australia’s Worker
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Climate Anxiety Is Free To Disrupt
29 September 2022

Climate Anxiety Is Free To Disrupt

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 29 September 2022 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. By backing in the worst extremes of climate hysteria, Australian courts – and our
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Rescue Remedy
9 April 2022

Rescue Remedy

The idiocy of gender justice in disasters In the last couple of months, multiple fingers have been pointed in a great many directions in an effort to blame somebody or something for the flood response in New South Wales and Queensland. In an online poll conducted by the Daily Telegraph which asked, ‘Who do you think is responsible for the Lismore flooding
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Public Safety Must Always Be The Priority
3 January 2018

Public Safety Must Always Be The Priority

Under pressure, Victoria Police have now finally admitted that gangs of young people from African backgrounds are causing fear and havoc in Melbourne’s streets. But despite that, Victoria’s police chief seems to think arresting people is somehow unfair. Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton appears to spend more time fretting about the “human rights” of juvenile rioters than he does about
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