Australian Liberty Calendar

Welcome to the Australian Liberty Calendar, a project of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance!

This website is a comprehensive database of all pro-liberty events happening nation-wide.

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Tales of the Reading Brain: Reading Development, Dyslexia and the Digital Culture @ Parramatta Mantra Hotel
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:15 pm

Learning Difficulties Australia, in conjunction with The University of Sydney and The Centre for Independent Studies, are pleased to present this unique opportunity for teachers, psychologists, researchers and policymakers to hear from the internationally acclaimed literacy expert, researcher and author, Dr Maryanne Wolf.


Dr Maryanne Wolf

Dr Wolf, Director of the Centre for Reading and Language and Associate Professor of Child Development at Tufts University, is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and RAVE-O, a successful evidence-based intervention program for struggling readers. Her popular book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, describes the way our reading brains have developed and explores the implications for children who function in technology-driven societies.


Dr Jennifer Buckingham

Dr Tufts will be joined by Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Senior Research Fellow at The Centre for Independent Studies and Director of the FIVE from FIVE Reading Project, and Lisa Ridings, Senior Assistant Director Student Services at the Association of Independent Schools, for this important and fascinating discussion on how the human brain learns to read.

Date: Wednesday, 7 September, 2016

Venue: Parramatta Mantra Hotel, Parramatta, Sydney

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Fundamentals of Sound Economics in Sydney @ TBC
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm


It is with great pleasure that the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance can announce that we will be running a special two-day intensive in Sydney with two of Australia’s leading economists, Professor Sinclair Davidson and Professor Jason Potts from RMIT University, on the fundamentals of free market economics! This shall be held in Sydney on September 10-11.

This course is essential for anyone interested in economics, politics, and public policy making

This course will cover a lot of material and provide students with the intellectual ammunition needed to take on the left, but it will also be an opportunity for networking, enjoyment and building friends within the Australian pro-freedom community.

We have previously run this course over ten weeks, with weekly 2 hour seminars, however, given how busy people can be, we are trialing condensing 10 weeks worth of work into two days.

This course is open to EVERYONE and not just currently enrolled tertiary students or recent graduates. The cost of the full program is $300 for adults or $100 for students. However, both full and half scholarships may be awarded in cases of financial need for deserving applicants.

Here’s what some of the students previously took the course said:

“A must for anyone who wants to understand economic policy, network with others and win debates. The program provides invaluable instruction from respected academics and reaches further than any university course” – Alex Bedwany, University of New South Wales

“A thorough and challenging journey, this course should be the first stop for anyone serious about exploring the freer side of political ideology in an academically rigorous way.” – Sam Bradshaw, Macquarie University

“The course is a must! With engaging and extremely knowledgeable lecturers, it gave me the perfect foundation in economic theory, and was of incredible in helping me argue for limited government!” – Margie Iliescu, Melbourne

Visit to apply. Applications close Friday, August 19.

Property Rights Conference – WA @ Murdoch University, Freehills Lecture Theatre
Oct 6 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Property Rights Conference - WA @ Murdoch University, Freehills Lecture Theatre | Murdoch | Western Australia | Australia

The state of Property Rights in WA, and Australia as a whole, has been declining for many years. From bans on land clearing to governments changing zoning without consultation and even increasing industrial buffer zones onto residential land, and more, Property Rights have been one of the silent but dire problems facing WA.

Co-sponsored by the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation and Cornerstone Legal, this conference will hear from a star line-up of academics and practitioners, all concerned about the decline in Property Rights and the effects on business, jobs and families.


Prof Suri Ratnapalla, Emeritus Professor of Public Law, University of Queensland
Dr Mikayla Novak, Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne
Mrs Lorraine Finlay, Law Lecturer, Murdoch University
Dr Augusto Zimmerman, Law Professor, Murdoch University
Mr Tim Houweling, Partner, Cornerstone Legal
Mr Ron Manners, Chairman, Mannkal Economic Education Foundation

Liberty & Society Student Conference @ The Mantra
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 16 @ 3:30 pm



Do you like to challenge yourself, question the way decisions are made and think seriously about the future of Australia and New Zealand? If you have started exploring the possibilities offered by classical liberal ideas then this conference is an opportunity not to be missed.

The Centre for Independent Studies recognises the importance of exposing, challenging and supporting young people who have an interest in exploring the foundations of a free society. The Liberty and Society student conferences are highly regarded with many participants saying the weekend was pivotal in building their personal philosophical framework.

Successful applicants from Australia or New Zealand receive a scholarship that covers food, accommodation and most of the travel.

‘It’s a rare opportunity to get a crash course in the fundamentals of Classical Liberalism, with a bunch of thirty other bright young minds. Wish it could have gone for another day, it seemed over before it began!’ ZC April L&S

A Calendar of all Australian pro-liberty events