Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Monica Wilkie

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.


Watch Monica in action:


Featured Publication

  • Australians’ Attitudes to Social Media: Connection or Curse? 29 March 2021 | PP37
    Social media appears in the news cycle, almost daily, and the majority of the coverage is negative. Politicians from all sides, and bureaucratic agencies have been warning about the apparent danger social media pose to journalism, democracy, business, and civil…...
    Social media appears in the news cycle, almost daily, and the majority of the coverage is negative. Politicians from all sides, and bureaucratic agencies have been warning about the apparent danger social media pose to journalism, democracy, business, and civil…
    READ MORE

Media & Commentary

  • Regulating social media at odd with what people want 22 April 2021 | Quadrant Online
    The discussion about what should and should not be ‘allowed’ on social media has been, to put it mildly, controversial. The latest PR panacea comes from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook empire, which has unveiled something it calls the Oversight Board, as…
    The discussion about what should and should not be ‘allowed’ on social media has been, to put it mildly, controversial. The latest PR panacea comes from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook empire, which has unveiled something it calls the Oversight Board, as…
    read more
  • A Solution Worse Than the Disease 22 April 2021 | Quadrant Online
    The discussion about what should and should not be ‘allowed’ on social media has been, to put it mildly, controversial. The latest PR panacea comes from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook empire, which has unveiled something it calls the Oversight Board, as…
    The discussion about what should and should not be ‘allowed’ on social media has been, to put it mildly, controversial. The latest PR panacea comes from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook empire, which has unveiled something it calls the Oversight Board, as…
    read more
  • Captain America versus… Jordan Peterson? 12 April 2021 | Spectator
    The progressives’ latest offering of ‘woker-tainment’ shows they are more interested in political posturing than creating beautiful or meaningful art.   The Nazi supervillain ‘Red Skull’, in Marvel’s latest Captain America, is a parody of one of the woke’s favourite targets — Canadian…
    The progressives’ latest offering of ‘woker-tainment’ shows they are more interested in political posturing than creating beautiful or meaningful art.   The Nazi supervillain ‘Red Skull’, in Marvel’s latest Captain America, is a parody of one of the woke’s favourite targets — Canadian…
    read more
  • No Nannying Social Media 01 April 2021 | IDEAS@THECENTRE
    In a world of rampant nanny-statism, and hectoring busybodies, Australians want social media to companies to leave them alone. The findings from the latest Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) paper, Australian Attitudes to Social Media: Connection or Curse? revealed 66.8%…
    In a world of rampant nanny-statism, and hectoring busybodies, Australians want social media to companies to leave them alone. The findings from the latest Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) paper, Australian Attitudes to Social Media: Connection or Curse? revealed 66.8%…
    read more
  • If I Ran the Woke Zoo 05 March 2021 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Cancel culture has ensured any transgression — no matter how big, small or imaginary — is punishable by firing and social ostracisation, without any hope of repentance. The business that exists to preserve Dr Seuss’ legacy will now no longer…
    Cancel culture has ensured any transgression — no matter how big, small or imaginary — is punishable by firing and social ostracisation, without any hope of repentance. The business that exists to preserve Dr Seuss’ legacy will now no longer…
    read more

Publications

  • Victims of failure – how the COVID-19 policy response let down Australians 09 December 2020 | AP18
    The government response to COVID-19 has imposed restrictions on Australians unseen in peacetime. As Australians approach nearly a year of living under varying coronavirus restrictions it is timely to analyse governments response to COVID-19. Victims of failure – how the COVID-19 policy response let down Australians examines the policy response…...
    The government response to COVID-19 has imposed restrictions on Australians unseen in peacetime. As Australians approach nearly a year of living under varying coronavirus restrictions it is timely to analyse governments response to COVID-19. Victims of failure – how the COVID-19 policy response let down Australians examines the policy response…
    READ MORE
  • Respect and division: How Australians view religion 02 December 2019 | PP27
    Religious tolerance is vital for a well-functioning secular democracy. The ability to tolerate even undesirable ideas ensures harmony. In order to determine the attitudes of Australians towards religion, the Centre for Independent Studies commissioned YouGov Galaxy to poll more than 1000 Australians, with the data weighted by age, gender, and…...
    Religious tolerance is vital for a well-functioning secular democracy. The ability to tolerate even undesirable ideas ensures harmony. In order to determine the attitudes of Australians towards religion, the Centre for Independent Studies commissioned YouGov Galaxy to poll more than 1000 Australians, with the data weighted by age, gender, and…
    READ MORE
  • Criminalising Hate Speech: Australia’s crusade against vilification 18 September 2019 | AP6
    In Australia, there are a range of criminal and civil vilification laws that exist to provide recourse for victims of vilification. However, most states and territories are currently reviewing their vilification laws as there is the belief they inadequately protect minorities. In the wake of a reported rise in racial…...
    In Australia, there are a range of criminal and civil vilification laws that exist to provide recourse for victims of vilification. However, most states and territories are currently reviewing their vilification laws as there is the belief they inadequately protect minorities. In the wake of a reported rise in racial…
    READ MORE
  • Australian Attitudes to Immigration: Coming Apart or Common Ground? 18 November 2018 | PP11
    Immigration 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. However, as immigration levels continue to remain high, politicians and…...
    Immigration 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. However, as immigration levels continue to remain high, politicians and…
    READ MORE