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Please join us for a special Institute of Public Affairs Young Members event in Perth.
The IPA’s Simon Breheny and Matthew Lesh will be speaking on the evening about the state of freedom of speech in Australia and the current threats to our most important liberty. Simon, the IPA’s Director of Policy, has written extensively on free speech in Australia, and Matthew, a Research Fellow with our Future of Freedom Program is researching campus intellectual freedom.
The details of the event are:
IPA Young Members Drinks
Thursday 4th August at 6:00pm
The Vic Hotel
226 Hay Street, Subiaco, Perth
The event is free for all attendees. Drinks and food will be provided.
This is a great opportunity to introduce your friends to the IPA. If you have a friend who might be interested in becoming a Young member of the IPA, please invite them to join us on the night.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Andrew tackles issues that others are too afraid to mention.
The details of the event are:
Friday 5 August at 5.30pm for 6.00pm
215 Queen Street, Brisbane
**Please note, the venue requires men wear a jacket and tie. Denim jeans are not acceptable.
The event is $15 for AIP Members and $40 for non-members. Drinks will be provided.
Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
The HR Nicholls Society invites you to join us for our thirty-sixth annual conference in Melbourne on the 21st and 22nd of October. The Conference will commence with the Society’s annual dinner at Oaks on Collins with a keynote address by the Hon. Senator Eric Abetz.
Book online here – https://
Presentations will follow on Saturday at the Oaks on Collins conference centre including refreshments and buffet lunch, concluding at 3pm.
We are lucky to be joined by the following presenters:
– The Hon Eric Abetz
– the Hon Robert Clarke, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations in the Victorian Parliament
– One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts
– Alternative union entrepreneur Graeme Haycroft
– the Hon Peter Katsambanis MLC
Time: Annual dinner – 6:00pm Friday
Saturday presentations – 8:30am to 3:00pm
Prices: $240 for members, $260 for non-members and $220 for students
The Institute of Public Affairs believes and understands that the distinct traditions of Western Civilisation should be an integral part of every young Australian’s education and formation.
On Saturday 22 October 2016, we will be holding a pilot workshop in Melbourne. Designed by the Director of the Institute of Public Affairs ‘Open Minds’ Programme, Susan Knopfelmacher, the workshop is aimed specifically at 15 and 16-year-olds. This will be the first in a series which the Institute of Public Affairs will run in other cities.
Thirty young people will spend the day in small groups exploring three major themes in an interactive, stimulating and engaging environment. Participants will be encouraged to communicate, defend, analyse, and critique the ideas presented to them during each session, and they will go home motivated, engaged and inspired.
SESSION 1 PLATO: BEGINNINGS OF WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
An introduction to the beginning of Western Political thought, taking as a starting point Plato’s Republic and his Allegory of the Cave and what they mean for freedom and personal responsibility. Discover Plato’s ideas about the norms and rules that govern the political community which allow us to flourish as individuals.
SESSION 2 MAGNA CARTA: FOUNDATIONS OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY
The Magna Carta is one of the core documents and events which gave us individual liberty, the rule of law and parliamentary democracy. Understand the Magna Carta’s historical context and how it went from being a peace treaty to a fundamental statement about the relationship between the monarch and the people.
SESSION 3 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: ORIGINS OF MODERN LIBERTY
The Declaration of Independence and the American War for Independence started a fight for freedom and liberty which would stretch into the 20th century. The concepts embodied in Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address were taken up by future generations in the struggle for freedom during the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement.
TEACHERS AND MODERATORS
Susan heads and teaches in the Gifted Education program at a leading independent school. She has extensive teaching and leadership experience in the state, independent and university sectors here and overseas, where her students enjoy great success. Susan has reviewed, designed and delivered many quality ideas-centred curriculum projects in language, the humanities and the arts. Susan has a BA Hons and Dip. Ed, University of Melbourne, and a Master of Education, Gifted Education from Monash University and has been a VCE English Language examiner. She presents regularly at local and overseas seminars and conferences, where she represents Australia as an elected delegate in gifted education.
John Roskam is the Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. He has honours degrees in law and commerce from the University of Melbourne and is the author of works including Magna Carta – The Tax Revolt That Gave Us Liberty, and he’s the editor of 100 Great Books of Liberty – The essential introduction to the greatest idea of Western Civilisation. He was previously a lecturer at the University of Melbourne in the subject An Introduction of Political Ideas, which taught Locke’s Second Treatise, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Rousseau’s The Social Contract, Mill’s On Liberty, and Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
DR BELLA D’ABRERA
Bella d’Abrera is the Director, Future of Freedom Programme at the Institute of Public Affairs. She has a BA in History and Spanish from Monash University, an MA in Spanish from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She has authored a number of books, including ‘The Tribunal of Zaragoza and Crypto-Judaism, 1484-1515’ as well as having published a series on the English Reformation. Bella has lectured on History at Cambridge, Yale and in Washington DC.
DR RICHARD PETERSON
Richard Peterson has taught VCE and International Baccalaureate history for over 35 years. Richard was also a VCE Australian history examiner for over thirty years. He obtained both an M.Ed and a PhD from Monash University and currently teaches both VCE and IB history at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Burwood.
10.00AM – 10.30AM Welcome and Morning Tea
10.30AM – 11.30AM Session 1
11.45AM – 12.45PM Session 2
12.45PM – 1.30PM Lunch
1.45PM – 2.45PM Session 3
3.00PM – 3.30PM Wrap Up
3.30PM – 4.00PM Afternoon Tea
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send an email to Dr Bella d’Abrera, explaining in 50-100 words why you would like to join us for the workshop. If you are not a member of the IPA, please let Bella know the name of a member who can nominate you. Places are strictly limited to 30 participants.
Phone: 03 9600 4744
Closing date for applications: Friday 23 September 2016.
Saturday 22 October 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm
State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre
Price per person; $100, includes all materials and refreshments
Participants will be provided with all materials prior to the workshop
Parents are invited to join us for afternoon tea at 3.30pm
With serious gridlock in the recent senate and a lack of firm leadership in either major party, substantial policy reform is looking harder and harder to achieve. This is why we’ve decided to set a new and improved agenda for the 45th Parliament, showcasing feasible and necessary reforms our leaders can implement!
Join the nation’s leading policy experts including:
Senator James Paterson , Senator for Victoria
Lara Jeffery, Director of MyChoice Australia
Professor Sinclair Davidson, RMIT University
Terry Barnes, Director of Cormorant Policy Advice
Dr. Mikayla Novak, Economist
Tim Andrews, Executive Director of The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance
Aaron Lane, Legal Fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs
The evening will include a cocktail reception with dinner and a 3-hour drinks package!
This symposium will be held in conjunction to the HR Nicholls Society Annual Conference 2016 – The State of Reform making this weekend not to be missed and whose notable speakers include:
The Hon. Eric Abetz
The Hon Robert Clarke, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations in the Victorian Parliament,
Senator Malcolm Roberts
Economist and writer Judith Sloan
Alternative union entrepreneur Graeme Haycroft
The Hon Peter Katsambanis MLC
$75 for adults
$50 for students
Get a discount by attending both the Annual Conference and the ATA Symposium for a weekend of liberty and we look forward to seeing you there!
The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance in conjunction with our friends at the Institute of Public Affairs, is delighted to invite our members and supporters to our end of year cocktail reception with Troy Lanigan, President & CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Chairman of the World Taxpayers Associations!
A phenomenal speaker widely regarded as one of the foremost taxpayer advocates on the planet, Troy was appointed president and CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation January 1, 2009, after serving the organization in various capacities since 1992 including British Columbia spokesperson from 1993-1999.
Since 2009 Troy has served on the board of the Stockholm Sweden-based World Taxpayers Associations. in March 2016 Troy was elected Chairman of WTA for a three-year term by WTA members at the World Taxpayers Conference hosted in Berlin, Germany.
Cost (includes canapees, beer, wine and soft drinks)
IPA Members or ATA Premium/Platinum Members: $20
We look forward to seeing you at what shall doubtlessly be an amazing event!
Join us for the launch of Rowan Dean’s Way Beyond Satire
Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 5-7 PM in Sydney, NSW.
Location to be advised to ticket holders two weeks prior.
For only $75 receive a signed copy of Way Beyond Satire, a ticket to the launch, drinks and savouries and enjoy a Q&A with author Rowan Dean, Paul Murray and friends.
Tickets are limited to 100 maximum so join us for a memorable time by securing your ticket now.
Following the turbulent, crazy, roller-coaster years of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, by late 2013 Australians were looking forward to a steady new era of boring, conservative, grown-up government under Tony Abbott and his Coalition.
Little did they know, the real fun had just begun.
In this hilarious selection from his weekly Australian Financial Review satirical columns, Rowan Dean chronicles Australia’s recent political mayhem, sorry, we mean history, in his unique tongue-in-cheek, ruthlessly subversive style. From the mysterious Granola virus to an outbreak of Todgers in the Lodge; from performing the Same Sex Kama Sutra and resisting the pull of Gravitational Waffle; from Sharia Law in Tassie to enjoying All the Gonski you can eat, Dean’s biting humour is an irresistible comic pleasure to savour.
Forget waiting for the weekend, now you can enjoy all of Dean’s satire right up to the present day in one superb collection.
Under Dean’s piercing gaze, Australian politics has never been so incorrect.
And has never been so much fun.
Join the HR Nicholls Society on February 8th for dinner and drinks with former Treasurer Peter Costello at the Trust, Melbourne.
Mr Costello will be discussing the current state of industrial relations, his time as Treasurer and the future of reform in Australian politics.
The event includes a three-course meal and three-hour drinks package.
Tickets $130 for non-members, $120 for HR Nicholls members and $95 for students.
6:45 for a 7pm start
Purchase tickets here –
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, competitions, debates and an ‘unconference’ session so that everyone can get the most out of this experience!
I am delighted to announce that tickets for the 5th Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference are finally on sale!
And if you thought the last few conferences were good, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Out speaker lineup is better than ever, and we can now announce that we will be joined by the one, the only: NICK GILLESPE FROM REASON MAGAZINE!
Nick will be joining other superstars from the international libertarian community such as the world’s foremost public choice academic, Prof Michael Munger from Duke University, former Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Austin Petersen, world’s greatest issues-campaigner and former Executive Director of the UK Taxpayers’ Alliance Matthew Sinclair, Director of the Brexit “Better Off Out Campaign” Rory Broomfield, and Australia’s own libertarian expat, the phenomenal and amazing Naomi Brockwell, and Hungarian Member of Parliament Zoltán Kész
Not to mention our stellar lineup of Australian speakers such as Professors Wolfgang Kasper, Suri Ratnapala, & Jeff Bennett, Theresa Moltoni OAM, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Queensland, Law Lecturer Lorraine Finlay, and former Liberal MP and commentator Ross Cameron
But that’s not all! WE’re changing the whole format of the conference around this year, with more hands-on interactive activities, in addition, to simply speaker sessions, and years conference will feature interactive campaign workshops, career advice sessions for students, fun performances, and A CHANCE FOR PARTICIPANTS TO WIN $5,000 by pitching a campaign in our liberty shark-tank (more on that later!).
Early bird discounts of up to $150 are now on offer, so get in quick and reserve your spot at www.friedman17.org !
Climate Change: The Facts 2017 Book Launch
The Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to invite you to the official launch of Climate Change: The Facts 2017, with special guests:
Dr Jennifer Morohasy, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, Editor of Climate Change: The Facts 2017
Dr Peter Ridd, Professor of Physics, James Cook University and
Maurice Newman AC.
Climate Change: The Facts 2017 follows highly successful editions published by the IPA in 2012 and 2014.
Dr Jennifer Marohasy has assembled a stellar list of authors including John Abbot, Sallie Baliunas, Paul Driessen, Tony Heller, Craig Idso, Clive James, Pat Michaels, Jo Nova, Ian Plimer, Tom Quirk, Peter Ridd, Ken Ring, Nicola Scafetta, Willie Soon, Roy Spencer and Anthony Watts.
There are also essays by Matt Ridley and Bjorn Lomborg on the economics of climate change and by Simon Breheny on how the freedom to discuss climate change science is under threat.
Thursday 27 July 2017
5:00pm for 5:30pm start, concluding by 7:00pm.
Drinks will be provided.
SMC Conference & Functioning Centre
66 Goulburn Street, Sydney
This event is complimentary for IPA members and $20 for non-members.
Registration is essential for this event.
To RSVP please phone Nina Lohanatha on 03 9600 4744 or email her at email@example.com
Photo identification will be required upon entry.
If you ar unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy, please fo to thefacts2017.ipa.org.au