Program Director

Dr Jeremy Sammut is one of the leading ‘think tankers’ in Australia and a key participant is important, complex, and emotionally-charged debates over Australia’s cultural and social direction. His ground-breaking and influential research on Australia’s child protection crisis has lead the national debate on adoption reform, and his book, The Madness of Australian Child Protection: Why Adoption Will Rescue Australia’s Underclass Children was published by Connor Court in November 2015. The author or co-author of 26 research reports since joining the CIS in June 2007, Jeremy has also published approximately 200 opinion articles and frequently comments on public policy, social, and cultural issues in the print, online, and electronic media. He holds a PhD in Australian political and social history from Monash University, and has published on historical topics including  australian federation, the WWI conscription referendums, the woman’s suffrage movement, the White Australia Policy, immigration, multiculturalism, and indigenous affairs.