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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 …

May302012

Australian Security in the 21st Century Series – What is the Future of Papua New Guinea?

Australian Security in the 21st Century Series – What is the Future of Papua New Guinea?

The Menzies Research Centre hosted an expert panel to discuss the future of Australia’s nearest neighbour in the midst of the current constitutional upheaval.

Speakers included: Hon Julie Bishop MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Professor David Weisbrot AM, Professor of Legal Policy at the United States Studies Centre and a former Dean of Law at the University of Papua New Guinea Dr Ron May, Emeritus Fellow at the ANU …

May142012

Inaugural Post-Budget Address

Inaugural Post-Budget Address

The Menzies Research Centre hosted an inaugural Post-Budget Address by the Hon Joe Hockey MP, Shadow Treasurer in the week after the delivery of the Federal Budget. Unlike other post-Budget speeches, this event featured an interview with Joe by renowned journalist and presenter John Mangos.

Nov062011

Strengthening Australia’s Manufacturing Industry

Strengthening Australia’s Manufacturing Industry

The Menzies Research Centre hosted a policy roundtable on Strengthening Australia’s Manufacturing Industry Speakers included Andrew Liveris, Matthew Bell, Henry Ergas, Greg Evans, Martin Feil, Alan Oxley, Innes Willox, Rakesh Aggarwal, Michael Crouch AO, Robert Hill AC, Sue Hodder, Rohan Stocker and Professor Fiona Wood AM.

Mr Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Dow Chemical Company, addressed the Roundtable on the subject of manufacturing …

Oct142011

Tax Reform Roundtable

Tax Reform Roundtable

The Menzies Research Centre hosted a policy roundtable on Tax Reform. Speakers included Dick Warburton AO, LVO, Hon Joe Hockey MP, Senator Mathias Cormann, Hon Mike Baird MP, Dr Tony Rumble, Dr Alex Robson, Hon Christian Porter MLA, Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Robert Carling, Robert Jeremenko, Tom Harley, Hon Tony Abbott MHR, Hon Tony Smith MP, Alf Capito, Kel Fitzalan, Jeremy Hirschhorn.

Jul102011

Second John Howard Lecture - 'Welfare Reform – Investing in Life Change'

Second John Howard Lecture - 'Welfare Reform – Investing in Life Change'

The second John Howard Lecture was delivered by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, the UK's Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in Sydney on 26 July 2011, on 'Welfare Reform: investing in life change'. You can view a broadcast of the speech below, or download a copy by clicking on the link provided.

The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP has been Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions since the 2010 United Kingdom General Election. He has served as the MP for …

Jun022011

Employment Participation Roundtable

The Menzies Research Centre hosted a policy roundtable on Employment Participation. Speakers included Hon Tony Abbott MHR, Phillip Blond, Judith Sloan, Toby Hall, Professor Peter Shergold AC, Jessica Brown, Kerry Pinkstone, Michael O’Neill, Ken Baker, Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Hon Joe Hockey MP, Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, A Anthony McLellan, May Khor, Julian Leeser.

Apr122011

National Productivity Roundtable, Sydney

National Productivity Roundtable, Sydney

The Menzies Research Centre hosted a policy roundtable on Improving Australia’s Productivity Performance. Speakers included Harry Triguboff AO, Christine Holgate, Peter Crone, Hon Tony Abbott MHR, Hon Mike Baird MP, Hon Joe Hockey MP, Professor Fred Hilmer, Peter Anderson, Alan Manly, Nicholas Wyman, Senator the Hon Eric Abetz, Scott Lennon, Wal King AO, Henry Ergas, Professor Ian Wronski, Jill Pretty, Associate Professor Hazel Bateman, Senator Concetta Fierraventi-Wells, …

A collection of papers delivered to the National Productivity Roundtable is available here.

Feb102011

The Way We Live Now and the Way We Will Live Tomorrow, Canberra

The Way We Live Now and the Way We Will Live Tomorrow, Canberra

The Menzies Research Centre hosted a series of Policy Roundtables examining key challenges facing Australia. The series was commissioned by Hon Tony Abbott MHR as part of the Coalition’s policy consultation and development process. The first in the series, the Way We Live Now and the Way We Will Live Tomorrow, set the scene for the following series and focused on the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian economy, the impacts of demographic change in Australia and our …

Nov152010

What If? Publication launch by Hon Joe Hockey MP

What If? Publication launch by Hon Joe Hockey MP

The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Shadow Treasurer, delivered an address to the Menzies Research Centre at the Canberra launch of What If? Edited by Dr Peta Seaton, What If offers the answers to questions that others are too afraid to tackle.  30 writers have climbed the fence into the paddock of Australian sacred cows – and tipped a whole lot over.

For more information and to order a copy of What If? click here.

Feb242010

Federal Policy Roundtable

The Menzies Research Centre hosted a Federal Policy Roundtable with business leaders, policy practitioners and academics to discuss policies related to the economy, security and foreign affairs, social policy and women, rural, regional and youth. Speakers included Professor Emeritus Ian Harper, Alison Watkins, Henry Ergas, Major General Jim Molan AO, DSC, John McCarthy AO, Noel Pearson, Hon Tony Abbott MHR, Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Professor Peter Shergold AC, Patrick McClure …

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