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Feb
27
Thu
Dinner With Daniel Hannan MEP @ Members Dining Room, Old Parliament House
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Daniel Hannan, the British politician and one of the world’s most exciting conserva­tive speakers, has just published his landmark book, How We Invented Freedom and Why It Matters.

Daniel is the Member for South East England in the European Parliament. His new book will be on sale on the night and he will sign copies for buyers.

 

Oct
7
Tue
Book Launch (Canberra): Risky Business @ Club Lounge at the National Press Club
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm
Book Launch (Canberra): Risky Business @ Club Lounge at the National Press Club | Barton | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Join Connor Court and Hugh White for a book launch of Risky Business: How Indonesia’s economic nationalism is hurting foreign investment – and local people by Ari Sharp.

With an emerging middle class, an abundance of natural resources and a young democracy, Indonesia is attracting plenty of interest from foreign investors. While the potential benefits of doing business in the merging Asian economy are obvious, the risks can be tougher to spot.

But journalist Ari Sharp has found there are plenty of things that can go wrong, and often do. With widespread corruption, a crooked legal system and dysfunctional infrastructure, Indonesia is a high-risk destination for outsiders looking to get involved in the economy.

Looking back over the past five years, Risky Business investigates real-life investment nightmares and discovers that plenty more pain might await others who venture to Indonesia unprepared.

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:

 

Feb
24
Wed
A National Security Network event with Dennis Richardson AO @ Parliament House
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A National Security Network event with Dennis Richardson AO @ Parliament House | Canberra | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

 

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The National Security Network is an initiative that seeks to engage politicians, defence, and national security professionals on Australian and global defence matters. Special guest Dennis Richardson AO, Secretary of the Department of Defence, will speak on ‘The Business of Defence’.

Dennis Richardson AO has held various roles in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, was a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (1993-96), and Director-General of Security of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) from October 1996. He was previously Australian Ambassador to the United States of America (2005–10) and Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2010–12). In 2003, Richardson was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the community in a range of public policy areas including foreign policy, immigration and security. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (FAIIA).

WHEN: 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Wednesday 24 February 2016

WHERE: Main Committee Room, Parliament House Canberra. Please allow ample time to complete the Parliamant House security process.

BOOK: This event is FREE. Registration is mandatory. Guests welcome – please register one person at a time. Due to security pass arrangements at Parliament House, registrations close February 19. Spaces are limited.

RSVP HERE

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

Sep
14
Wed
Howard on Menzies: Canberra Premiere @ The Theatre, Parliament House
Sep 14 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Howard on Menzies: Canberra Premiere @ The Theatre, Parliament House | Canberra | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

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Howard on Menzies: Canberra Premiere

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Join us for a special preview screening of Howard on Menzies

You are invited to an exclusive cinema preview of Howard On Menzies – the TV documentary of the year. Followed by drinks and discussion.

WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2016, 6.15 – 8.00 pm

The Theatre, Parliament House, Canberra

COST: MRC Subscribers $25, non-subcribers $30

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Enquiries please phone Kay on 02 6273 5608

Oct
10
Mon
Global Week of Action – Melbourne Launch
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Hosted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Filippino President, Rodrigo Duterte in the last few months has committed the illegal mass murder of thousands of his citizens. Any person who is suspected of being involved in the illicit drugs trade is under threat of being hunted down and shoot by government sanctioned millitants. This includes those who buy, use and / or sell drugs, and often, are the most disenfranchised.

Despite a number of attempts from the international community, Duterte shows no indication of ceasing the blatant human rights violations carried out in his name. To launch the Melbourne, ‘Global Week of Action’ against the continuance of these killings, Harm Reduction Victoria, Harm Reduction Australia. The Yarra Drug and Health Forum and SSDP Australia invite you to participate in a peaceful protest outside the front of the Philippines Consulate, in Queens Rd, Melbourne.

Banners, a petition and flyers will arrive by 8am to catch morning traffic. Other forms of advocacy including an Embassy Statement, radio annoucements and further collaboration with associate groups is in the pipeline for throughout the week. Please show your support and click ‘attend.’

To see the original Facebook event orchestrated by the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs, please see:
https://www.facebook.com/events/758014847672640/

Harm Reduction Victoria:
http://hrvic.org.au/

Harm Reduction Australia:
http://www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au/

Yarra Drug and Health Forum:
http://www.ydhf.org.au/

SSDP Australia:
http://ssdp.org.au/

Nov
8
Tue
National Security Network Forum: Cyber Security – The next strategic challenge @ Main Committee Room, Parliament House Canberra
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
National Security Network Forum: Cyber Security - The next strategic challenge @ Main Committee Room, Parliament House Canberra  | Capital Hill | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

National Security Network Forum: Cyber Security – The next strategic challenge

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Join us for an evening with the Hon Dan Tehan MP and Alastair MacGibbon

Join us at Parliament House for the next Menzies Research Centre National Security Network Forum. We are delighted to be joined by special guests, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Alastair MacGibbon.

Gaining increased exposure in the media, cyber security has undoubtedly become a matter of great national interest. It seemed only fitting that the MRC’s next forum held focuses on this very topic. Mr Tehan and Mr MacGibbon will provide an in-depth briefing on Australia’s Cyber Security and the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy.

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.

Date
Tuesday 8 November 2016

Cost 
Free (for Platinum subscribers ONLY)
$5.00 (for Gold and Silver subscribers ONLY)
$30.00 (for non-subscribers)

Time 
17:00 arrival
19:00 finish

Venue
Main Committee Room, Parliament House Canberra

Catering 
Drinks and refreshments from 6-7pm

Ticket Bookings 
Click here to book your tickets now

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

Nov
12
Sat
1920s Underground Prohibition Party @ Korova
Nov 12 @ 8:30 pm – Nov 13 @ 4:00 am

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Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty and Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia are bonding together for a snazzy party to cap off the semester – the 1920s Underground Prohibition Party.

If the 1920s taught America one policy lesson, it was that prohibition doesn’t work. When The States tried to outlaw alcohol, booze was made in bathtubs, was outsourced to gangs, and alcohol didn’t go away – it just shifted underground. We have a similar situation today – governments waste millions and billions on prohibition policies which protect drug cartels, ruin people’s lives, and squash civil liberties. These policies disproportionately affect marginalised communities, such as POC, women, the poor, queer and trans people.

The tyrannical Drug War has failed in its entirety.
This party isn’t just a call-to-arms for students against drug prohibition, but also a fantastic night with heaps of equally passionate young people. There will be guest speakers, drink deals, prohibition-era cocktails, live performers of all sorts and DJ’s until late – and it’ll be one hell of a night.

Doors open at Korova Milk Bar at 8:30pm on Saturday 12th November, and entry is $15 for students, and $25 for non-students, with the proceeds supporting SSDP and ANZSFL, fundraising for future projects. Tickets are available online here: (https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/sflssdp-1920s-underground-prohibition-party-tickets-28777739995) or on the door.

Come along, have a great time, and stand with us against the drug war!

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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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

A Calendar of all Australian pro-liberty events