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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

 

For further information or to inquire about …

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.

 

For further …

Jul172013

Forum at Hornsby on State of the Nation

Forum at Hornsby on State of the Nation

A forum to discuss key policy issues for Australia will be held at Hornsby RSL on Thursday 18 July with several contributors to the recent book, State of the Nation: aspects of Australian public policy.

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.

For further details, and to order a copy of the book, click here.

The forum will be …

Jun112013

Melbourne forum on State of the Nation - Wednesday 12 June

The state of public policy in Australia today and reform ideas for tomorrow will be centre stage at the Melbourne forum and launch of State of the Nation: aspects of Australian public policy being held on Wednesday 12 June 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.

 

For further details, and …

Jun032013

Hon Tony Abbott MHR to address Canberra launch of State of the Nation

Hon Tony Abbott MHR to address Canberra launch of State of the Nation
The Leader of the Opposition, Hon Tony Abbott MHR, will address the Canberra launch of the new book State of the Nation: aspects of Australian public policy, in which 15 independent experts critique policy and performance in diverse areas under the Rudd and Gillard governments.
 
Mr Abbott’s opening address will be followed by a forum in which several contributors to the book will discuss the policy areas on which they are expert. The forum will be chaired …
Apr302013

Paul Kelly to lead forum on 'State of the Nation'

Paul Kelly to lead forum on 'State of the Nation'

Paul Kelly, Editor-at-Large on The Australian, will facilitate a Menzies Research Centre forum on the forthcoming book, State of the Nation: aspects of Australian public policy, in Sydney on Wednesday 1 May.

 

The book brings together 15 distinguished and independent experts (most of them senior practitioners in their fields) to critique policy and performance in diverse policy areas under the Rudd and Gillard governments since 2007.

 

For …

Mar212013

Expert input at policy roundtable on New Colombo Plan

Expert input at policy roundtable on New Colombo Plan

The Menzies Research Centre today hosted 170 participants from higher education, business, NGOs, and other organisations - and diplomatic representatives from many countries - at a policy development roundtable at Parliament House, Canberra, on the Coalition's proposed New Colombo Plan.

The New Colombo Plan is an initiative to encourage Australian students to undertake study in universities in the Asia-Pacific region. It is intended to combine this wherever possible with …

Jan162013

John Howard Lecture 2013

UK Foreign Secretary Rt Hon William Hague MP to deliver the John Howard Lecture – Sydney 17 January 2013

John Howard Lecture 2013

The Menzies Research Centre is delighted to invite you to attend the fourth annual John Howard Lecture, to be delivered by UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon William Hague MP, at 10.30am on Thursday 17 January 2013, in the Strangers' Dining Room at the NSW State Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Former Prime Minister Hon John Howard OM AC, after whom the Lecture is named, will propose the vote of thanks.

Senator the Hon George …

Nov142012

Menzies Research Centre Small Business Roundtable

Menzies Research Centre Small Business Roundtable

The Menzies Research Centre hosted a Small Business Policy Roundtable - Positively Partnering Small Business - in Melbourne on 15 November 2012.

The roundtable provided a unique, interactive opportunity for small business owners and policy experts to directly ask questions, discuss, debate and propose small business policy ideas with leading politicians.

At the Roundtable, Hon Tony Abbott MHR, Leader of the Opposition, and Hon Bruce Billson MP, Shadow Minister for Small …

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