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May
16
Fri
2014 HR Nicholls Society Annual Conference @ Brisbane Club
May 16 – May 17 all-day
2014 HR Nicholls Society Annual Conference @ Brisbane Club | Brisbane | Queensland | Australia

The HR Nicholls Society’s annual conference, Stopping the Decline: Our Urgent Jobs Planwill be held in Brisbane on Saturday 17 May.

The conference will examine the now acknowledged urgency for labour market flexibility, in order to maintain the Australian economy and to preserve and increase jobs.  Speakers will include Professor A Makin on the macro effect of IR regulation, and Mike O’Hagan on a particular micro effect, the offshoring of jobs.

Topics will include the society’s proposals for IR deregulation and international precedent for labour market flexibility.

Conference:      Brisbane Club, 241 Adelaide St, Brisbane

Dinner:             dell’Ugo, 182 Grey St, Southbank

Further details and registration shall be released shortly.

Oct
22
Wed
How the labour market can help South Australia @ Bert Kelly Research Centre
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
How the labour market can help South Australia @ Bert Kelly Research Centre | Kent Town | South Australia | Australia

Malcolm Bosworth, recently of the World Trade Institute, Bern, and Professor Christopher Findlay Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, will discuss strengthening the South Australian economy through the labour market and other deregulatory measures.

Feb
16
Mon
Labour Relations for a Resilient Economy (Sydney) @ DLA Piper
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Labour Relations for a Resilient Economy (Sydney) @ DLA Piper | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia

The HR Nicholls Society would like to warmly invite you to participate in the Australian Tour of Professor Bernd Fitzenberger of Freiburg University, one of the world’s leading labour market experts, on “Labour Relations for a Resilient Economy”.

Professor Fitzenberger will be speaking in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth on the German model for labour relations, and its contribution to German competitiveness and employment in the last decade.

The HR Nicholls Society presents this speaking tour as a contribution to the reform of Australia’s system of labour relations.

Professor Fitzenberger is Full Professor for Statistics and Econometrics at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg.  His areas of study include trends in wage inequality, trade unions and coverage and evaluation of labour market programs. He is co-editor of the Journal for Labour Market Research.

Professor Fitzenberger’s academic work contends that regional flexibility in labour markets was key to the German economy being able to weather the global financial crisis better than other economies in the European Union.

The society believes Professor Fitzenberger’s addresses will attract interest from government, industry and industrial relations practitioners. The society’s object is to bring new and practical perspectives to debate about Australia’s labour relations.

Professor Fitzenberger will be speaking as follows – and numbers are strictly limited, so please book now to secure your spot:

 

Feb
17
Tue
Labour Relations for a Resilient Economy (Canberra) @ National Press Club
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm
Labour Relations for a Resilient Economy (Canberra) @ National Press Club | Barton | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

The HR Nicholls Society would like to warmly invite you to participate in the Australian Tour of Professor Bernd Fitzenberger of Freiburg University, one of the world’s leading labour market experts, on “Labour Relations for a Resilient Economy”.

Professor Fitzenberger is Full Professor for Statistics and Econometrics at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg.  His areas of study include trends in wage inequality, trade unions and coverage and evaluation of labour market programs. He is co-editor of the Journal for Labour Market Research.

Professor Fitzenberger’s academic work contends that regional flexibility in labour markets was key to the German economy being able to weather the global financial crisis better than other economies in the European Union.

The society believes Professor Fitzenberger’s addresses will attract interest from government, industry and industrial relations practitioners. The society’s object is to bring new and practical perspectives to debate about Australia’s labour relations.

Professor Fitzenberger will be speaking as follows – and numbers are strictly limited, so please book now to secure your spot:

 

Jul
28
Thu
Industrial Relations in Australia: A View From Experience @ Norton Rose Fullbright Australia
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Industrial Relations in Australia: A View From Experience @ Norton Rose Fullbright Australia | Perth | Western Australia | Australia

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Industrial Relations in Australia: A View From Experience with the Hon. Richard Court AC

The H.R. Nicholls Society invites you for breakfast and discussion with former Western Australian Premier the Hon. Richard Court AC on the changing landscape of Australia’s industrial relations system.

 

When: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Time: 7:30am for 8:30am start, breakfast provided

Where: Norton Rose Fullbright Australia, Level 30, 108 St George Tce (Old Bankwest/South 32 Tower)

Dress: Business attire

Cost: $20 for non-members and $10 for non-member students/unwaged

 

Please RSVP with John Slater at jslater@hrnicholls.com.au or 0433 762 664 at your earliest possible convenience.

Oct
21
Fri
HR Nicholls Society Annual Conference 2016 – the State of Reform @ Oaks Hotels (Collins Melbourne)
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
HR Nicholls Society Annual Conference 2016 - the State of Reform @ Oaks Hotels (Collins Melbourne) | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

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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://www.trybooking.com/231715

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

Oct
22
Sat
Institute of Public Affairs – Open Mind Workshop @ State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Institute of Public Affairs - Open Mind Workshop @ State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

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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.

WORKSHOP THEMES

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 KNOPFELMACHER

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

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.

WORKSHOP TIMETABLE

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.

Enquiries

Email: bdabrera@ipa.org.au

Phone: 03 9600 4744

Closing date for applications: Friday 23 September 2016.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

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

ATA Symposium & Cocktail Reception @ Oaks Hotels (Collins Melbourne)
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 ATA Symposium & Cocktail Reception @ Oaks Hotels (Collins Melbourne) | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

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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

Cost:

$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!

Nov
25
Fri
End of Semester Drinks with Senator James Paterson & Nick Cater @ Common Room, Holme Building, University of Sydney
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Celebrate the end of semester and exams by joining us with two distinguished guests.

Nick Cater is the executive director of the Menzies Research Centre and a columnist with The Australian. His most recent work involved on the TV documentary ‘Howard on Menzies: Building Modern Australia’.

Senator Paterson has represented Victoria in the Federal Parliament since early this year and has already made a mark in his efforts to protect free speech and your tax dollars.

Feb
8
Wed
The HR Nicholls Society Presents a Night With Peter Costello @ The Trust
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The HR Nicholls Society Presents a Night With Peter Costello @ The Trust | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

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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 –
https://www.trybooking.com/OEFN

A Calendar of all Australian pro-liberty events