Events

Manus Days - Book launch

Thu 22 March 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this book, to be launched by legendary South Pacific correspondent Sean Dorney MBE, Michael Coates tells the real story of the refugees on Manus Island.

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LibertyFest Brisbane 2017

Sat 14 October 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

LibertyFest is a free-thinking speaker and entertainment conference of genuinely dangerous and disruptive ideas. The Australian Institute for Progress is a sponsor. The most disruptive idea in the world is that “all men (and women) are born equal”, and the consequences that flow from that. This conference features speakers who are individuals who are intellectual […]

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Your Body Belongs to the Nation

Tue 05 September 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this book Gary Johns casts a skeptical eye over public health policy. Governments have begun to act as if your body belongs to them. They have become a parent, telling child-like citizens how to behave: instructing, forbidding, taxing and berating citizens about their personal choices. The side effects can be bizarre. Can soft drink […]

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Morris and Thwaites on Section 18C and the QUT three

Fri 01 September 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In February 2016 QUT Administrative Assistant Cindy Prior sued three QUT students for comments made, or allegedly made, after she evicted them from the computer lab at the university’s Oodgeroo unit in May 2013. On November 4, 2016 Federal Circuit Court Judge Michael Jarrett ruled there was no case to answer. As a result of […]

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Third Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture with Jamie Pherous

Wed 19 July 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Australian Institute for Progress over lunch for the third annual Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture with guest lecturer Jamie Pherous.

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Mark Latham on Identity Politics: Origins and Outrages

Fri 09 June 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mark Latham is a star of Australian politics. He attracts a lot of controversy, but his record speaks for itself. Elected mayor of Liverpool, at 30 he turned the city around. At 33 he was elected as the member for Werriwa – Gough Whitlam’s old seat – and eventually, at 42, became the youngest leader […]

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Fit for Service: Meeting the demands of the Asian middle class

Thu 20 April 2017
7:00 am - 8:45 am

Australia’s prosperity is built upon free, open markets and creative trade policy. At a time of mounting protectionist sentiment, our North Asian trade agreements open the door to increased service exports to the region’s rapidly growing middle class. But does Australia have what it takes to capitalise on these deals? Andrew Bragg, Director of Policy […]

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Second Rush: Mining and the Transformation of Australia with David Lee and Hon Ian Macfarlane

Wed 08 March 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mining and the Transformation of Australia tells a story that must be told and celebrated. This book puts the lie to the claim that mining is a sunset industry that is holding Australia back and celebrates it in all its complexity and success. Initially the bedrock on which Australia was built, mining went into a […]

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Making Australia Right - with James Allan, Nick Cater and Rebecca Weisser

Wed 01 February 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Making Australia Right is a book of essays about what’s wrong with Australia and how to fix it written by people in a good position to know. It will be launched in Brisbane by former editor of the Australian, Nick Cater. Other speakers will be Professor James Allan and Rebecca Weisser. Click here to book. […]

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Launch of "Fragile Nation: Vulnerability, Resilience and Victimhood"

Mon 05 December 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Only in Australia is a collection of essays by prominent Australian thinkers charting the course of Australian Exceptionalism.

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