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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Workshop 1: Former Intern – Sharni Cutajar – Lessons From London @ Mannkal Economic Education Foundation
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop 1: Former Intern - Sharni Cutajar - Lessons From London @ Mannkal Economic Education Foundation | Subiaco | Western Australia | Australia


Mannkal’s next workshop will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, 20th January, with the topic ‘Lessons From London’. Hear firsthand from a former Mannkal intern, Sharni Cutajar, about the lessons she learnt at the Institute of Economic Affairs in the heart of Westminster. From foreign aid to the sugar tax, the sharing economy to Brexit, Sharni’s journey will be inspirational listening for all.
There will be a presentation followed by questions and a roundtable discussion of the ideas presented.

While attendance at workshops is not mandatory in order to receive a Mannkal scholarship, attendance is highly recommended, as the knowledge gained is vital to success in a Mannkal scholarship.

Please RSVP by emailing with ‘Student Workshop 1’ in the subject line, and please tell us what university you attend.

Places are limited, so save your spot quickly!

Launch of Way Beyond Satire by Rowan Dean @ Rooftop Terrace, Pyrmont Bridge Hotel
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Launch of Way Beyond Satire by Rowan Dean @ Rooftop Terrace, Pyrmont Bridge Hotel | Pyrmont | New South Wales | Australia

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.

National Security Network Forum with the Hon Christopher Pyne MP @ Main Committee Room, Parliament House Canberra
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
National Security Network Forum with the Hon Christopher Pyne MP @ Main Committee Room, Parliament House Canberra | Capital Hill | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

National Security Network Forum with the Hon Christopher Pyne MP

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Join us for an evening with Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP

The National Security Network is an initiative that seeks to engage politicians, defence, and national security professionals on Australian and global defence matters.

We are delighted to announce that the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP will be addressing the National Security Network in February.

Minister Pyne will update us on the implementation of the Defence Industry Policy Statement and on the importance, and potential of the defence industry sector to our economy, technology, and nation.

The Minister will also speak on the promotion of export markets for our world class material: just the first step in a Defence Export Strategy currently under development that will create new markets overseas and help boost the Australian economy.


Tuesday 14 February 2017


Main Committee Room, Parliament House Canberra


5.30 – 7.30pm

Please allow ample time to complete the Parliament House security process as formalities begin promptly at 5.30pm.


Refreshments and networking from 6.30-7.30pm

Registration is mandatory

Click HERE to book.
Guests welcome – please register one person at a time. Due to security pass arrangements at
Parliament House, registrations close February 9Spaces are limited.


Free (for Platinum subscribers and National Security Network members)

$5.00 (for Gold and Silver subscribers)

$25.00 (for non-subscribers)

To take advantage of securing discounted tickets to this and future events held by the MRC, join our growing community of subscribers. To sign up or for more information on other subscriber benefits offered, click here.


For further enquiries please contact Kay Gilchrist at or (02) 6273 5608



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Launch of MRC Report: “Oceans of Opportunity” with The Hon Julie Bishop MP @ Senate Alcove, Parliament House Canberra.
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Launch of MRC Report: "Oceans of Opportunity" with The Hon Julie Bishop MP @ Senate Alcove, Parliament House Canberra. | Capital Hill | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Launch of MRC Report: “Oceans of Opportunity” with The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Join us for a special morning with the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Julie Bishop Launch Invitation

Menzies Research Centre Report

Oceans of Opportunity: How labour mobility can help Australia and its neighbours 

Launch by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

The MRC is honoured to be joined by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who will be launching our new report. The MRC has a proud track record of developing practical foreign policy. The report examines ways of freeing up the Pacific labour market in a way that would benefit Australia and our Pacific neighbours. It is a policy proposal that links both foreign policy and economic objectives to improve living standards and governance for the Island states.

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Senate Alcove, Parliament House Canberra.

9.00 – 10.00am

Please allow ample time to complete the Parliament House security process as formalities begin promptly at 9.00am.

There is no charge to attend however registration is essential. Click HERE to book.

Guests welcome – please register one person at a time. Due to security pass arrangements at Parliament House, registrations close 24 FebruarySpaces are limited.  

For further enquiries please contact Michelle Ko at  or (02) 6273 5608

Rothbard Trivia Night @ The Royal
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Rothbard Trivia Night


With all the political happenings last year, to set this year on track it’s time for trivia!

Whether you’re celebrating or sorrowful over the political happenings over the past year, come join us at the beginning of the semester with a fiery fun trivia night at the Royal with prizes as well.

We’ll start at 6:30 and kick off after 9 for even more drinks.

A gold coin donation to come to the event, to help fund and subsidise future ANZSFL events.

Please RSVP by emailing

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, 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 !

Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty Conference 2017 @ RMIT Melbourne
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 5:15 pm


GET HYPED AND SAVE THE DATE. Australia and New Zealand Students For Liberty is holding its third annual conference at RMIT University in Melbourne – Oceania’s largest youth libertarian event.

Beginning with opening drinks on June 30th, ANZSFLC17 is a weekend full of seminars, debates, workshops, functions and hangouts with libertarians throughout our network, as well as a wide variety of distinguished speakers, which is not to be missed. Previous conference speakers have included Ruslan Kogan of, Olympic Gold Medallist shooter Luca Rossi, as well as politicians (from all sorts of parties), academics, grassroots activists, entrepreneurs and students.

Speakers are TBA (you can expect a star-studded line-up), as are student scholarships and travel for interstate students, and our social functions throughout the conference. We’ll be posting a link for early bird tickets very soon.

Click ‘going’ to stay updated!

Liberty on the Rocks: Opening Drinks to ANZSFLC17′ @ Misty Bar
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Liberty on the Rocks: Opening Drinks to ANZSFLC17' @ Misty Bar | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia


This month, Liberty on the Rocks Melbourne is collaborating with Australia and New Zealand Students For Liberty to host the opening drinks for Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty Conference 2017. It’s a small start to a big weekend, full of amaze speakers and workshops. If you haven’t already got your tickets, check out the event page, and reserve your spot here:

*******About LOTR

Liberty on the Rocks (Australia) is an autonomous affiliate of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, a grassroots non–partisan, non-profit advocacy body, and is part of the international Liberty on the Rocks network. It is dedicated to promoting the ideals of free market economics and the philosophy of freedom.

Through local chapters and events, citizens and activists around Australia can increase the size of their networks, enhance their understanding of economics and the philosophy of freedom, widen their knowledge of local and national educational outlets, and increase their opportunities for involvement.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and non-partisan social gathering for anyone with an interest in individual liberty. There are no speakers and no lectures, just great conversation and great company.

Please come along and feel free to extend this invitation to anyone who might like to join us!

Climate Change: The Facts 2017 Book Launch @ SMC Conference & Function Centre
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Climate Change: The Facts 2017 Book Launch @ SMC Conference & Function Centre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia



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

Photo identification will be required upon entry.

If you ar unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy, please fo to


Samuel Griffith Society Conference @ Novotel Perth Langley
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
 Samuel Griffith Society Conference @ Novotel Perth Langley | Perth | Western Australia | Australia


2017 Conference: Perth

The Society’s next Conference will be held in Perth, 25th – 27th August, 2017. The Conference will take place at the Novotel Perth Langley, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

Confirmed speakers for the conference include:

  • The Honourable Patrick Keane AC, Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • The Honourable Nicholas Hasluck AM, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Senator David Leyonhjelm
  • The Honourable Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia
  • Associate Professor Michelle Evans
  • Ms Peta Credlin

As usual, the Conference will commence with a dinner on Friday 25th August and will conclude around noon on Sunday, 27th August.

Please contact the Novotel Perth Reservations Department on 08 9221 1200 / and quote the booking code “178710 The Samuel Griffith Society” to receive a discounted accommodation rate of $150 Bed & Breakfast per room. This rate is valid for all standard room types (available with queen or twin bedding) for the dates 25-26 August 2017. Premium room types are available at an additional upgrade fee. Please note, all rooms are subject to availability so we recommend contacting the hotel at your earliest convenience if you require accommodation. A credit card will be required at time of booking to guarantee your reservation.

We do hope that you are able to attend, whether for the whole Conference or in part, and look forward to seeing you. Of course your guests will also be very welcome.

We will again be looking to encourage more students to attend our conference and are appealing to members to consider sponsoring a student’s attendance at the conference. (Scholarships are priced at $350 which would cover the full conference registration but part donations will be gratefully accepted). Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Please contact us on 03 9225 8512 or if you would like to sponsor or contribute towards a student attending this years’ Conference.

For further information, including details about discounted accommodation and student sponsorship, please download the Conference Details document.

For details about registration sessions and costs or to make a booking, please download the Conference Registration form. 
The 2017 Conference Program is available here.

A Calendar of all Australian pro-liberty events