Andrew Bushnell is a writer and researcher based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, where he leads the Criminal Justice Project.
His work has appeared in print across the country, including in The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Daily Telegraph, the Australian Financial Review, the West Australian, the Adelaide Advertiser, and the Spectator Australia. He has been interviewed on 2UE, 3AW, the ABC’s AM program, and Triple J Hack. He also appeared as an expert in front of the Senate inquiry into white collar crime penalties.
Before joining the IPA in 2016, Bushnell worked in policy at the Department of Education in Melbourne and in Communications at the Department of Defence in Canberra.
Bushnell graduated from Monash University in 2007 with bachelor degrees in Arts and Laws. He subsequently completed a master’s degree in applied ethics, undertaken in Norway and Sweden on an EU scholarship.
Over 2014-15, Bushnell lived in Peru, where he wrote a short novel, learnt a passable amount of Spanish, and met the woman who is now his wife.