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Aug262015

DEBATE: Free Speech at University

Join us for the biggest debate of the year!

The Menzies Research Centre presents Spiked! Editor Brendan O'Neill and University of Sydney Union President Alisha Aitken-Radburn in what will be a lively and relevant debate on Wednesday 26 August at The University of Sydney. Brendan O’Neill is one of Britain’s most outspoken advocates for free speech on campuses and publishes the Freedom Index, which identifies the UK’s most censorious universities. Moderated by Nick Cater, Brendan and Alisha will discuss what is …

Jul272015

The End of the Big Government Conservative

Hear NSW Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet recount his own journey from interventionist to limited government advocate

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Credit Suisse and Menzies Research Centre host the Hon Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Finance, Services and Property at an exclusive event in Sydney on Monday 27 July at 6.00pm.

Hear Minister Perrottet recount his own journey from interventionist to limited government advocate, and articulate why lasting prosperity can only be achieved when the enduring institutions of the private domain are free to …

Jul282015

Self-Funded Retirement: A broken dream?

With Judith Sloan, Simon Cowan, Richard Gilbert and Nick Cater

After two decades of compulsory superannuation saving, seven out of ten retirees still fall back on the pension.

How can we extend the chance of a dignified, self-funded retirement to all?

Join Judith Sloan, Simon Cowan and Richard Gilbert for this important public forum.

Tuesday 28 July, 5.00pm - 7.00pm

NAB, level 15, 255 George Street, Sydney

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Jun262015

NZ Deputy Prime Minister delivers 5th John Howard Lecture

2015 John Howard Lecture

NZ Deputy Prime Minister delivers 5th John Howard Lecture

The welfare system should be reducing misery rather than merely servicing it, NZ Finance Minister Bill English told a Menzies Research Dinner in Melbourne last night (June 25).

Governments need "fewer customers, not more", he said.

"Fewer dysfunctional families. Fewer parents who spend decades on welfare. Fewer people who commit crimes. Part of our response is to recognise that people can do more for themselves, and often want to.

"We expect more from people, because …

Jun232015

National Security Network with the Hon Stuart Robert MP

National Security Network with the Hon Stuart Robert MP

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Our special guest is Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon. Stuart Robert MP.

The release of the 2015 Defence White Paper later this year is a natural catalyst for the discussion of the future strategic direction of the ADF, including future hardware procurement.

The Minister spoke about the need for Defence to undertake reforms to enable Australia to continue to leverage competitive advantage from the ADF's greatest capability: …

Jun262015

Gender and Modern Politics: a discussion

With Elizabeth Broderick, Mark Binskin, Helen McCabe, Will Hodgman, Linda Reynolds, Angus Taylor and Nick Cater

Gender and Modern Politics: a discussion

If three out of four Westpac workers were middle-aged men the bank would have a problem.

So why is politics any different?

The Menzies Research Centre is hosting a public discussion on gender disparity in parliament.

Why it matters. Where it matters. What must be done. And when.

TO JOIN THIS IMPORTANT DISCUSSION IN MELBOURNE ON FRIDAY JUNE 26 BOOK HERE

Where: 104 Exhibition St, Melbourne
When: Friday 26 June 2015
9.30 am to 12.30 pm

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Feb242015

National Security Network Forum

National Security Network Forum

The National Security Network is an initiative designed to promote deeper discussion and exchange of ideas on matters of vital national importance. It will bring together politicians, and defence and national security professionals to discuss the defence of Australian interests in a rapidly changing world.

Professor Michael L'Estrange AO and Professor Ross Babbage AM discuss the future of the Australia-US Alliance.

 

May292015

Breakfast with Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Breakfast with Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

On behalf of the Menzies Research Centre I am pleased to invite you to join us for a post-Budget discussion over breakfast with Assistant Treasurer, the Honourable Josh Frydenberg MP.

Register by 20th May to secure your place at this event.

DATE: Friday 29th May 2015

 

TIME: 7.00am – 9.00am

 

TICKET PRICE: $120 incl GST

 

WHERE: Sydney Room, The Menzies Sydney, 14 Carrington Street, Sydney

 

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Nov302014

Launch of R G Menzies Essay: Quiet Achievers by Dr Oliver Hartwich

Launch of R G Menzies Essay: Quiet Achievers by Dr Oliver Hartwich

The Menzies Research Centre launched the R G Menzies Essays – a series of timely contributions to policy discussion by leading Australian and international thinkers.

In the inaugural essay, Quiet Achievers: The New Zealand Path to Reform, Oliver Hartwich discovers that while Australia has been taking a reform holiday, the New Zealanders have been silently forging ahead.


Oliver spoke to Mark Colvin on PM and Philip Adams …

Oct302014

Squeezing Us Dry - The true cost of union extortion

Union extortion is costing Victorians dearly.
 
They are forced to pay a hefty premium for their houses, roads, hospitals and schools, assuming they get built at all.
 
Do trade unions really serve their members or are they just looking after themselves? and can these self-serving institutions be brought to account?
 
Join our special Menzies Forum to hear Victoria's Minister for Industrial Relations and Attorney-General Robert Clark, …
Jun262014

20th Anniversary Dinner

20th Anniversary Dinner

Australia's Foreign Minister and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, the Hon Julie Bishop, was the guest speaker at the dinner to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Menzies Research Centre on Thursday 26th June in Melbourne. The function was held in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Hotel Windsor in Spring Street. The Windsor was a favourite abode of Robert Menzies so was a fitting venue for marking this important milestone.

The Minister’s address can be found here:

Aug182013

Brisbane forum on State of the Nation - Monday 19 August 2013

Brisbane forum on State of the Nation - Monday 19 August 2013

The impact of good and bad government policy processes on the Australian economy, families and businesses will be centre stage at the Brisbane forum and launch of State of the Nation: aspects of Australian public policy being held on Monday 19 August 2013.

 

State of the Nation brings together 15 distinguished and independent experts to critique policy and performance in diverse policy areas under the Rudd and Gillard governments since 2007.

 

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