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Morgan Begg

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Hard lessons: reckoning the economic, social, and humanitarian costs of zero-Covid

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia imposed some of the strictest measures in the western world. The restrictions dramatically changed every aspect of society and human dynamics and engagement. This report evaluates the harm caused as a direct result of COVID-19 restrictions.
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Green tape and environmental activism: an analysis of Labor's climate legislation

The author of this report argues that the Albanese Government's Climate Change Bill 2022 will, if passed, allow the executive government to bypass the parliament to unilaterally increase Australia’s legislated greenhouse gas emissions target.
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Powers of detention in Victorian pandemic legislation

This research highlights how the powers of detention in the Victorian government’s pandemic management legislation could be struck down for being incompatible with the Australian Constitution.
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Daniel Andrews’ pandemic Bill: the attack on our democracy

In this report, the IPA's Morgan Begg argues that the Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021, introduced by the Andrews Government into the Victorian Legislative Assembly on 26 October, is a demand for power that is unprecedented in Australia’s peacetime history.
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Bypassing democracy: a report on the exemption of delegated legislation from parliamentary oversight

One of the main parliamentary oversight mechanisms is the power to disallow laws made by the executive branch of the government, including ministers and senior departmental and agency officials, known as delegated legislation or delegated legislative instruments. This report recommends the removal of all provisions...