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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Dec
2
Fri
Liberty on the Rocks – December @ Bristol Arms Retro Hotel
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberty on the Rocks - December @ Bristol Arms Retro Hotel | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia

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Join Sydney’s only regular gathering of classical liberals, libertarians, and free market activists for an evening of drinks, stimulating debate, more drinks, and fun for our December drinks

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, 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.

Be there! That’s an order!

*No communists allowed.

**We’re allowed one communist.

Jan
20
Fri
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

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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 analyst@mannkal.org with ‘Student Workshop 1’ in the subject line, and please tell us what university you attend.

Places are limited, so save your spot quickly!

Feb
8
Wed
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

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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.

Feb
14
Tue
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.

Date

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Venue

Main Committee Room, Parliament House Canberra

Time

5.30 – 7.30pm

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

Catering

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.

Cost

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.

Contact

For further enquiries please contact Kay Gilchrist at events@menziesrc.org or (02) 6273 5608

 

THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY RAYTHEON AUSTRALIA & HAWKER PACIFIC.

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Feb
22
Wed
Liberty on the Rocks – Adelaide @ Belgian Beer Café Oostende
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Liberty on the Rocks - Adelaide @ Belgian Beer Café Oostende | Adelaide | South Australia | Australia

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

Feb
25
Sat
Liberty on the Rocks Perth @ The Aviary Perth
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Liberty on the Rocks Perth @ The Aviary Perth | Perth | Western Australia | Australia

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All are invited for drinks at Liberty on the Rocks, being held at The Aviary. They have good food there if you want to grab a bite to eat as well.

Whether you work in politics or just have an avid interest. Whether you consider yourself conservative, libertarian, classical liberal, or simply centre-right, or whether you’d simply wish to develop your professional networks, this is your opportunity to meet with like minded persons, develop your contacts, and have a good time!

Mar
1
Wed
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.

Date
Wednesday 1 March 2017

Venue
Senate Alcove, Parliament House Canberra.

Time 
9.00 – 10.00am

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

Cost
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.  

Contact 
For further enquiries please contact Michelle Ko at events@menziesrc.org  or (02) 6273 5608

Jun
30
Fri
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

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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: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/australia-and-new-zealand-students-for-liberty-conference-2017-tickets-31441998865

*******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!

Aug
4
Fri
Liberty & Society Student Conference PERTH 2017 @ Ibis Perth
Aug 4 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm

Liberty & Society Student Conference PERTH 2017

 

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4 – 6 August 2017

(Closing Date 23 June 2017)

If you missed the Melbourne conference here is your second chance in 2017.

Come and 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.  For more information click here

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


6.30pm Friday 4 August – 3.30pm Sunday 6 August  I  Ibis Perth, 334 Murray St, Perth I  Closing date: 23 June, 2017

Aug
25
Fri
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

Welcome

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 / h1764@accor.com 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 contact@samuelgriffith.org.au 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