Lukas Opacic

Senior Policy Analyst

Lukas Opacic is a Senior Policy Analyst, working in the Culture, prosperity & Civil Society Program. He holds bachelors degrees in Pure Mathematics and Law (USyd), a Master of Laws (USyd), and is completing a PhD in Law at the University of Sydney where he has received various prizes and scholarships. He has also lectured in Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence at Macquarie University. He has a keen interest in politics and political philosophy, European history, classical music, and chess.


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  • The Religious Discrimination Act: making the perfect the enemy of the good 19 March 2020 | Spectator
    The debate over the government’s Religious Discrimination Bill drags on. And on. And on. Those who bet the Bill would never pass now brim with confidence. Meanwhile, supporters of the Bill are doubling down on efforts to get it enacted.   The saga is dragging out because neither side…
    The debate over the government’s Religious Discrimination Bill drags on. And on. And on. Those who bet the Bill would never pass now brim with confidence. Meanwhile, supporters of the Bill are doubling down on efforts to get it enacted.   The saga is dragging out because neither side…
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  • Brexit vs expertocrats 25 October 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The British Commons has finally approved Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, but declined to approve its timetable, so Brexit still hasn’t climbed entirely out of its turbid mess. You might begin to wonder whether this is exactly what parts of the…
    The British Commons has finally approved Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, but declined to approve its timetable, so Brexit still hasn’t climbed entirely out of its turbid mess. You might begin to wonder whether this is exactly what parts of the…
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  • Blinded by the money 27 September 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The Solomon Islands recently decided to ditch its diplomatic recognition of Taiwan in favour of China, irritating the US and ruffling feathers in Canberra. Meanwhile, at Australian universities, academics are increasingly cautious about saying anything that might offend their increasing…
    The Solomon Islands recently decided to ditch its diplomatic recognition of Taiwan in favour of China, irritating the US and ruffling feathers in Canberra. Meanwhile, at Australian universities, academics are increasingly cautious about saying anything that might offend their increasing…
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  • China is destroying our universities 27 September 2019 | Spectator
    The Solomon Islands recently decided to ditch its diplomatic recognition of Taiwan in favour of China, irritating the United States and ruffling feathers in Canberra. Meanwhile, at Australian universities, academics are increasingly cautious about saying anything that might offend their increasing numbers of Chinese…
    The Solomon Islands recently decided to ditch its diplomatic recognition of Taiwan in favour of China, irritating the United States and ruffling feathers in Canberra. Meanwhile, at Australian universities, academics are increasingly cautious about saying anything that might offend their increasing numbers of Chinese…
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  • Beware the ‘bill of rights’ trap when debating freedom of religion 12 September 2019 | Spectator
    Two recent events have exposed some serious misunderstandings on both the right and left about how Australia’s human rights protections work — and have unhelpfully revived calls to introduce a federal charter of rights (which conservatives should resist, despite any…
    Two recent events have exposed some serious misunderstandings on both the right and left about how Australia’s human rights protections work — and have unhelpfully revived calls to introduce a federal charter of rights (which conservatives should resist, despite any…
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