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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Jul
29
Fri
Freedom to Choose 2016: Australian Economic Problems Through a Public Choice Lens @ Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame
Jul 29 all-day
Freedom to Choose 2016: Australian Economic Problems Through a Public Choice Lens @ Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame | Fremantle | Western Australia | Australia

Welcome to Freedom to Choose 2016: Australian Economic Problems Through a Public Choice Lens

Freedom to Choose is an annual one-day economics conference devoted to considering the degree to which policy makers should pursue free-market policies. There is a focus, in particular, on placing free-market ideas in their historical context and the role economists should play in policy formation. The invited conference speakers are encouraged to adopt a critical, scholarly and non-ideological stance when considering these issues. Dissent is encouraged both from the floor and the podium.

The Freedom to Choose conference in 2016 is specifically devoted to considering the extent to which Public Choice theory sheds light on a range of economic problems that have plagued the Australian economy through time. Australian economists played a prominent role in the rise of the sub-discipline of Public Choice in the late twentieth century, with the likes of Geoffrey Brennan co-authoring publications with James Buchanan (who won the Nobel Prize for his contributions to Public Choice theory) and J. J. Pincus making substantial contributions to what is called the Bentley-Schattschneider theory of pressure groups. To some extent, the day of the conference is designed to allow these elderly economists to transfer the Public Choice “baton” to the younger generation of Australian economists in the audience.

The conference is specifically designed for undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students, but all interested parties are welcome. Forums will also be provided at the conference in which students can interact with established economists to discuss the wisdom of pursuing honours and postgraduate qualifications in the discipline of economics, as well as careers in economics generally.

It is to be held on Friday 29 July 2016 on the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame, Australia.

The keynote speaker is Michael Munger (Duke). Other invited speakers include: Geoffrey Brennan (Duke/ANU), William Coleman (ANU), Michael McLure (UWA), Jonathan Pincus (Adelaide) and Brad Taylor (USQ).

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The conference is kindly sponsored by the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation and The University of Notre Dame, Australia.

The conference will be held at the Fremantle Hotel (ND42), on the corner of High and Cliff Streets, which is within the Fremantle Campus of the University of Notre Dame, Australia.

The conference venue is conveniently located within walking distance of the Fremantle train station.
Jul
30
Sat
Students For Liberty Western Australian Conference @ UWA Business School
Jul 30 @ 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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** This is a free event, but registration is essential. Registration linkhttp://bit.ly/262LrAg **

This year, Students for Liberty is rolling out a series of regional conferences across the Australia/New Zealand region, to bring quality speakers and thinkers together closer to home for our students and supporters. As such we’re proud to announce that the inaugural ANZSFL Western Australia Conference will be held at the UWA Business School on the 30th of July.

The speaker lineup includes politicians, academics, business executives, and students who are all contributing to the liberty movement in their own way. This is your chance to explore themes of freedom in all sorts of forms, meet inspiring thinkers, catch up with like-minded students and activists, get empowered, and generally have a great time!

Food and drinks will be provided, but registration is essential for catering purposes, and can be completed via the link above.

Speakers will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Liberty & The West! @ Claremont Hotel
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 1:00 am

 

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With ever increasing threats to freedom around the world, The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance in conjunction with Australia and New Zealand Students For LibertyMannkal Economic Education Foundation, theAustralian Libertarian Society and Liberty on the Rocks Perth, would like to invite you to an evening celebrating the things that made the west great: individual liberty, free markets, freedom of speech & the rule of law!

With so many groups joining together, this is sure to be one of the biggest and best pro-liberty gatherings in Perth this year, and is a must for everyone interested in liberty and sound public policy!

The format of the evening shall be relaxed drinks with a presentation byTim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance.

Tim Andrews is a graduate of the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences), a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Masters of Public Policy. Whilst studying, he served two terms as Federal President of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation, and in 2007 he was elected to the Board of Management of the HR Nicholls Society, a position he continues to hold today. He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Investors Business Daily, and the IPA Review, and was a co-founder of the blog Menzies House.

He also has considerable experience in grassroots and taxpayer advocacy, both in Australia and internationally, including employment at the Washington DC-based Americans for Tax Reform and the Cato Institute. He has also received extensive training in campaigning and free market activism, both as a participant in the year-long Koch Associate Program, and completing the Atlas Network Leadership Academy & “Think Tank MBA”.

This will be a lot of fun, and we look forward to you joining us!

Aug
4
Thu
IPA Young Members Event – Perth @ The Vic Hotel
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
IPA Young Members Event - Perth @ The Vic Hotel | Subiaco | Western Australia | Australia

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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!

Oct
6
Thu
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.

Speakers:

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

Oct
29
Sat
Liberty on the Rocks Perth Drinks @ The Aviary Perth
Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Liberty on the Rocks Perth Drinks @ The Aviary Perth | Perth | Western Australia | Australia

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Liberty on the Rocks Perth

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!

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
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!

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