Monica Wilkie

Policy Analyst

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.


Featured Publication

  • 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.…...
    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.…
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Media & Commentary

  • Labor needs to realise there are no votes in a weak border 12 February 2019 | The Daily Telegraph
    Bill Shorten’s about-face on Wentworth MP Kerryn Phelp’s so-called ‘Medivac’ bill suggested that the penny had dropped and he had woken up to the importance of border protection to the Australian electorate. He appeared to have ­realised it was electoral…
    Bill Shorten’s about-face on Wentworth MP Kerryn Phelp’s so-called ‘Medivac’ bill suggested that the penny had dropped and he had woken up to the importance of border protection to the Australian electorate. He appeared to have ­realised it was electoral…
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  • The problem with 'hate speech' laws 08 February 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    When Facebook posts lead to Federal Court proceedings, a parliamentary inquiry, and a bankruptcy, something has gone seriously wrong with Australia’s ‘hate speech’ laws. This is made clear by the news that Cindy Prior — the plaintiff in one of…
    When Facebook posts lead to Federal Court proceedings, a parliamentary inquiry, and a bankruptcy, something has gone seriously wrong with Australia’s ‘hate speech’ laws. This is made clear by the news that Cindy Prior — the plaintiff in one of…
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  • Let’s bin election campaigns 18 January 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    A new year, a new you and a new federal government. Yes, this year we will be having a federal election — and if you are lucky enough to be a New South Welshmen, a bonus state election as well.…
    A new year, a new you and a new federal government. Yes, this year we will be having a federal election — and if you are lucky enough to be a New South Welshmen, a bonus state election as well.…
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  • Please, tech giants … take over my life 14 December 2018 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The 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…
    The 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…
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  • Integration of migrants the key concern 23 November 2018 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The 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…
    The 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…
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