Events

Fifth Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture with Trevor St Baker

Wed 02 October 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“60 years reshaping the future of energy” Fifth Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture with Trevor St Baker AO. Join the Australian Institute for Progress over dinner for the fifth annual Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture, with guest speaker Trevor St Baker AO, on Wednesday evening October 2, 2019.  Trevor’s business life started as an engineer in the […]

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Fridays on Logan: The future of Hong Kong

Fri 06 September 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Why does the Commonwealth government penalise states that raise more revenue by fully developing their mining industry?

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Lonely Libertarian: Book Launch

Mon 26 August 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Why does the Commonwealth government penalise states that raise more revenue by fully developing their mining industry?

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Allocating Commonwealth funds: the golden handcuffs of federation

Thu 15 August 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Why does the Commonwealth government penalise states that raise more revenue by fully developing their mining industry?

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Queensland Budget and Beyond

Thu 18 July 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come to this analysis and networking event and join our panel of Professor Tony Makin (Griffith University), Gene Tunny (Adept Economics) and Natasha Doherty (Deloitte Access Economics), to discuss the recent state budget and alternative ways forward. Audience participation is encouraged, and we are looking forward to stimulating ideas and conversation that can guide businesses, […]

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Postmodernist Australia is an unholy mess

Tue 25 June 2019
10:00 am

Giles Auty has been described as “one of only four outstanding art critics in Britain in the past forty years” – Paul Johnson, The Spectator, February 17, 1996. He’ll be launching his latest book Postmodernist Australia – How to create an unholy mess in conversation with Graham Young. Auty argues that postmodernism is a Marxist movement which appeared […]

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John Howard launches The Art of Persuasion

Fri 21 September 2018
12:00 am - 2:30 pm

Hon John Howard launches his latest book The Art of Persuasion in Brisbane.

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Fourth Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture with Sir Leo Hielscher

Wed 18 July 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Queensland: Where From, Where At, Where To” Fourth Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture with Sir Leo Hielscher Join the Australian Institute for Progress over dinner for the fourth annual Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture, with guest speaker Sir Leo Hielscher AC, on Wednesday evening July 18, 2018. Sir Leo has unique personal insights into the development of […]

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Kingdom of the Wicked - prelaunch

Thu 07 June 2018
12:00 am

Helen Dale, in 1993, under the nom de plume Helen Demidenko, was the youngest winner of the Miles Franklin Award with her controversial book The Hand that Signed the Paper. Now 25 years later she is a mature writer and is pre-launching The Kingdom of the Wicked – Order, the second half of her diptych […]

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Bettina Arndt on why "Men are their own worst enemies."

Wed 02 May 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Who would have thought the “stronger” sex could get itself on the wrong end of the gender wars? According to Bettina Arndt, pioneering sex therapist, journalist and clinical psychologist, now a men’s rights advocate, while it might have been a man’s world once, for many men, that was yesterday. Did you know that 19th century […]

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