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


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 […]


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.


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.


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…


Book Launch: "Australia's Defence" David Archibald

Wed 13 April 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

David Archibald, is a Perth-based scientist and analyst. Hear David speak on his latest book launched by his publisher, Connor Court. We should be taking the Chinese at their word. When they say they will seize the Senkaku islands from Japan, then they will be attacking Japan. When say they are going to seize the South […]


Book launch: "No Contraception No Dole"

Thu 25 February 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gary Johns’ latest book is launched by his publisher, and new Queenslander, Anthony Capello from Connor Court. Book online by clicking here. Entry is free, and there will be a cash bar.


'can do' Book Launch

Wed 07 October 2015
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Click here to book for the launch of can do: Campbell Newman and the Challenge of Reform. Campbell Newman was Premier of Queensland from 2012 to 2015 as a first term MLA. He was the first Queenslander to lead the opposition without actually being a member of the parliament since Sir Thomas McIlwraith, over 100 […]


Greg Sheridan Book Launch

Mon 24 August 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the Brisbane launch of Greg Sheridan’s When We Were Young and Foolish: A memoir of my misguided youth with Tony Abbott, Bob Carr, Malcolm Turnbull, Kevin Rudd and other reprobates. The launch is joint with Melbourn’e IPA.  To book please click here (AIP members free, as well as IPA members). Date Claimer […]


The Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture

Wed 29 July 2015
5:30 pm

Join us for cocktails and the inaugural Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture, with guest speaker John Wagner, Chairman of Wagners, owners and developers of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba. To book please click here. Date Claimer Sir Thomas McIlwraith Lecture When July 29, 2015 Where The Brisbane Club Time 5:30 for 6:00 pm Bookings Please click […]


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