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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 …

Aug162012

Does Australia need a Big Society? Professor Peter Shergold AC in conversation with Phillip Blond

Does Australia need a Big Society? Professor Peter Shergold AC in conversation with Phillip Blond

The Menzies Research Centre hosted a special event featuring Professor Peter Shergold AC in conversation with UK political thinker and social and economic commentator Phillip Blond on Friday 17 August 2012.

Professor Shergold is the Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, was recently appointed Chair of the new NSW Public Service Board, served for five years as the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and is a Fellow of The Academy of Social …

Jul052012

Third John Howard Lecture - 'Reflections from New Zealand'

Third John Howard Lecture - 'Reflections from New Zealand'

The third John Howard Lecture was delivered by Rt Hon John Key MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in Sydney on 5 July 2012, on 'Reflections from New Zealand'. You can view a broadcast of the speech here, or download a copy by clinking on the link provided.

John Key has been Prime Minister of New Zealand since 2008. He was elected to Parliament in 2002 and became National Party Leader in 2006. During National's first term in office good progress was made on reforming the tax …

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