Events

Trump, Brexit and the Forgotten People

Fri 19 August 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robert Menzies famously spoke of “the forgotten people” as the natural constituency of the centre-right. Today, in America and elsewhere, traditional centre-right parties face revolts from voters angry at political elites. Have the forgotten people been forgotten once more by an establishment remote from their everyday lives? American political analyst Henry Olsen explains the constituency […]

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Exclusive: Break Bread with Brendan O'Neil

Fri 19 August 2016
12:30 am - 2:30 am

Brendan O’Neill is a Marxist and a Libertarian whose views are read internationally and are likely to offend, educate and invigorate. Only 30 people can attend this function, so get in early.

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Worth Fighting For: Andrew Bolt book launch

Fri 05 August 2016
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Australia’s foremost conservative journalist is undoubtedly Andrew Bolt. Not only does he write multiple columns for Newscorp each week, but he maintains a punishing schedule of blog posts, as well as hosting a radio and television show. Andrew tackles issues that others are too afraid to mention. The details of the event are: Friday 5 […]

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Launch of Liberty at Risk

Tue 26 July 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Liberty at Risk: Tackling Today’s Political Problems is a compilation of twenty-three commentaries on current affairs from a libertarian perspective.

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The Libertarian Alternative - Book Launch with Chris Berg

Wed 22 June 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Chris Berg is a columnist with ABC’s The Drum and  is a senior fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. To book click here. Libertarianism – the philosophy of government that pairs free market economics with social liberalism – presents a vigorous challenge and viable political alternative to the old […]

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Second Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture with Bevan Slattery

Thu 09 June 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Australian Institute for Progress over lunch for the second annual Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture

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Prime Directives in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Politics of Star Trek and Star Wars

Wed 18 May 2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

There’s more to life than “The Force”. Star Wars and Star Trek are great adventure stories, but they also propagate a particular view of how the world should be. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute will give a talk on the politics of how these […]

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Democracy and Political Ignorance

Mon 16 May 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Smaller government reduces the problems of political ignorance including to George Mason Univeristy Professor Ilya Somin.

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Homogenising more than milk: what adjustments to temperature records do

Thu 28 April 2016
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Jennifer Marohasy blows the whistle on “homogenisation” adjustments to raw temperature record by the BOM.

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No Offence Intended - Why 18C is wrong

Tue 26 April 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a good chance that Section 18c is unconstitutional. Three legal experts explain…

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