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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Stealing from a Child: The Injustice of ‘Marriage Equality’ Book Launch
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 5:03 am

Stealing from a Child by David van Gend 


Please join us for the launch of David van Gend’s eagerly awaited book:

Stealing from a Child: The Injustice of ‘Marriage Equality’

David’s book is a manifesto in defence of society’s inviolable foundation: Father, Mother, Child.  It lays bare the subversive ‘genderless agenda’ that comes with genderless ‘marriage’.

Learning from Failed Experiments: Three Examples from Experimental Economics @ Experimedia Room
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


On the evening of Wednesday, 5 October from 6-8pm, the Monash Philosophy department in collaboration with Monash Business School is hosting an evening with Nobel Laureate economist Vernon Smith at the State Library of Victoria. Vernon Smith was awarded the Nobel prize in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in experimental economics and he is currently the George L. Argyros Endowed Chair of Economics at Chapman University in the United States.

His talk is entitled “Learning from Failed Experiments: Three Examples from Experimental Economics”. The event will be moderated by the world-renowned political philosopher Gerald Gaus, the James E. Rogers Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. Both of these thinkers share a deep interest in understanding how the complex interactions that characterize modern society are structured and governed by evolved norms and institutions, especially the importance of what Vernon Smith calls “ecological rationality.” Gaus will moderate and begin the discussion by addressing several questions directly to Prof. Smith, before opening up the discussion to questions from the floor.

This event presents a rare opportunity to see two great minds on the cutting-edge of social and political theory engage one another and the audience on issues at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics.

The event is public and there is no entry fee.

Please register your attendance at


6:00pm Arrival (tea & coffee will be available)

6:20pm Introduction, Prof. Gerald Gaus

6:30pm “Learning the Most from Proving Yourself Wrong: Three Examples,” Prof. Vernon Smith, Discussion between Prof. Gerald Gaus and Vernon Smith Q&A from Audience
Date: Wednesday 5 October 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Experimedia Room State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

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

Rod Sims – Getting Privatisation Right @ The Centre for Independent Studies
Oct 6 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Rod Sims – Getting Privatisation Right


The Centre for Independent Studies is delighted to announce that Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – Rod Sims – will be joining us for an exclusive event. Mr Sims joins us to speak about the cutting topic of Getting Privatisation Right.

Prior to his appointment to the ACCC, he was the Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales, Commissioner on the National Competition Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia, Director of Ingeus Limited, and a member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He was also a Director of Port Jackson’s Partners Limited where he advised the CEOs and Boards of some of Australia’s top 50 companies on commercial corporate strategy over many years. Mr Sims relinquished all of these roles on becoming Chairman of the ACCC.

Mr Sims is also a past Chairman of the NSW Rail Infrastructure Corporation and the State Rail Authority and has been a Director of a number of private sector companies. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, he worked as the Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet responsible for economic, infrastructure and social policy and the Cabinet Office. He also worked as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Transport and Communications.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 6 October 2016

Time: 5:45pm – 7:00pm

Where: The Centre for Independent Studies – Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This is a free event but bookings are essential at or by calling (02) 9438 4377

For event enquiries please email Yonca Yilmaz at

For media enquiries please email Karla Pincott at

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

Fundamentals of Sound Economics in Sydney @ TBC
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 19 @ 1:00 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.

The 5th ALS Friedman Conference @ Aerial UTS Function Centre
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
The 5th ALS Friedman Conference @ Aerial UTS Function Centre | Ultimo | New South Wales | Australia



The biggest and best liberty conference in the Asia Pacific Region is back – and with a new format designed to take #Friedman17 to a whole new level of awesomeness!

Join over 300 of the best and brightest libertarian thinkers, academics, and activists for a week of intellectual stimulation, education, debate and FUN!

This year, we are proud to announce a new format which will go beyond simply speakers and panels, and include interactive activities, competions, debates and an ‘un-conference’ session so that everyone can get the most out of this expirience!

Ticket sales will commence shortly, but save the date because the FIFTH Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference is one you just CAN NOT MISS!

A Calendar of all Australian pro-liberty events