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Morgan Begg
Research Fellow
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Level 2, 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Morgan Begg is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs’ Legal Rights Project, and has been the Editor of the IPA’s main blog, FreedomWatch, since 2015.

Morgan joined the IPA in 2014 to advance a major report into The State of Fundamental Legal Rights in Australia, which was referenced extensively in the Australian Law Reform Commission’s seminal “Freedoms Inquiry” released in March 2016. In this time, Morgan has also written a number of opinion articles, IPA Review essays and submissions to parliamentary inquiries, on a variety of topics, and has contributed to a forthcoming major report into the governance of industry superannuation funds.

Morgan’s interests are in preserving constitutional government and the rule of law, and freedom of speech and religion, particularly as they relate to anti-discrimination laws. He became an admirer of the IPA during the debates surrounding the constitutional recognition of local government, the Gillard government’s Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 and the campaign to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

A native of Victoria, Morgan was born and raised in Bendigo, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Latrobe. He now resides and studies in Melbourne.