Monica has a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Media Practice from the University of Sydney. She has worked as a media analyst where she was responsible for providing analysis to a variety of government and private sector clients. While studying her Masters Monica was a part of a university initiative to cover the 2016 federal election. Monica has a passion for modern history and political philosophy.
Australian Attitudes to Immigration: Coming Apart or Common Ground? 18 November 2018 | PP11Immigration has been a contentious political issue in Australia and overseas for a number of years. Many political parties and figures have emerged promising to severely restrict or halt immigration. Australia has largely avoided significant political disruptions over this issue.…READ MORE
Media & Commentary
Please, tech giants … take over my life 14 December 2018 | Ideas@TheCentreThe ACCC this week released an alarming report into tech companies and digital giants, recommending greater regulation for companies such as Facebook and Google — deemed to be basically public utilities operated by private players (94% of all internet searches…read more
Integration of migrants the key concern 23 November 2018 | Ideas@TheCentreThe sad reality is that we live in an age of global Islamist terrorism from which Australia is not immune. Incidents such as the tragic attack in Melbourne’s Bourke St must surely influence the attitude Australians take to assessing the…read more
We’re more united about immigration than we think 20 November 2018 | The Daily TelegraphThe renewed debate about Australia’s immigration program raises vital questions about the political and social cohesiveness of our nation. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced an expert panel to assess the current rate of immigration into NSW — citing congestion…read more
New CIS research: Rich and poor Australians united on pausing immigration 18 November 2018 | MEDIA RELEASEThe majority of both rich and poor Australians support cutting the immigration intake to relieve population pressures on infrastructure, requiring migrants to learn English and Australian values to promote integration, and maintaining strong border protection policies, according to new research…read more
Sex vs gender: down the slippery linguistic slope 02 November 2018 | Ideas@TheCentrePublic discourse is filled with euphemistic language that can make difficult topics more palatable. However, euphemisms can also create more confusion than clarity when the meanings of words become blurred. A clear example of this is in the discussion on…read more