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May272009

Don’t Leave Us With The Bill Perth book launch

Don't Leave Us With The Bill; the Case Against an Australian Bill of Rights

Published in 2009, these 29 papers edited by Julian Leeser and Ryan Haddrick comprise a range of essays by Australians of different ages and backgrounds making the case against an Australian bill of rights.

Don't Leave Us With The Bill was launched in Perth on 27 May 2009 by then WA Attorney-General Hon Christian Porter MLA, who authored a chapter in the book on Pluralism, Parliamentary …

Aug272009

Don’t Leave Us With the Bill Book Adelaide launch

Don’t Leave Us With the Bill Book Adelaide launch

Don't Leave Us with the Bill; the Case Against an Australian Bill of Rights, was launched in Adelaide on 28 August 2009.

Speakers at the launch included editor Julian Leeser and contributors Janet Albrechtson, Hon Ian Callinan AC, Alan Anderson, Professor James Allen. View the speeches here

For more information and to download a copy of the book click here.

 

May242009

Don’t Leave Us With the Bill Book Sydney launch

Don’t Leave Us With the Bill Book Sydney launch

Don't Leave Us with the Bill; the Case Against an Australian Bill of Rights, was launched by General Peter Cosgrove AC MC in 2009. Watch General Cosgrove's address here.

Watch speeches by other contributors at the launch, including editor Julian Leeser, Hon Ian Callinan AC QC, Hon Dr Gary Johns, Major-General Jim Molan AO DFC, Dr David Bennett AC QC, Brigadier Jim Wallace AM, Alan Anderson, Ben Jellis and Amanda Fairweather, here

For more information and to download …

Feb182009

Inaugural John Howard Lecture – 'Australian Liberalism for the 21st Century'

Inaugural John Howard Lecture – 'Australian Liberalism for the 21st Century'

The inaugural John Howard Lecture was delivered by Hon John Howard in Melbourne on 19 February 2009 on 'Australian Liberalism for the 21st Century'. You can view a broadcast of the speech, or download a copy by clicking on the link provided.


Hon John Howard OM AC was Australia's second longest serving Prime Minister. Born in Sydney on 26 July 1939, John Howard was a solicitor in private practice before entering Parliament in 1974 as the Member for Bennelong. During the …

Jan132009

No Job No House: An Economically Strategic Approach to Remote Aboriginal Housing

No Job No House: An Economically Strategic Approach to Remote Aboriginal Housing

Written by former Keating Government Minister Dr Gary Johns, the paper questions the actions of governments supporting uneconomic remote communities  characterised by poor services, poor resident behaviour and little economic future.  From his original analysis of the 2006 Census statistics; his comparisons  of Aboriginal behaviour in other parts of Australia; and his observations of non-  Aboriginal behaviour in remote areas, Dr Johns concludes that the …

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