May Dinner – Tim Wilson – Traditional Rights & Freedoms: the Report has arrived

The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Monday the 16th of May, 2016 at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond, – 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Further details on costs and booking are in this months Laissez Faire – see below.

In 2013 the then Abbott Government launched a far ranging inquiry by the Australian Law Reform Commission. Its’ aim was to find which Traditional Rights had been diminished or extinguished by the Leviathan of caring progressive Government (Tradition Rights being the olde UK type ‘Rights of Englishmen’).

After two interim reports and many hearings and submissions a Report has been delivered! << download link

Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson – until February 2016 the Human Rights Commissioner charged with defense of those Traditional Freedoms – will speak at our May Dinner on the Report, and how the Coalition Government may view the findings.

 

May 2016 Laissez Faire Newsletter and Tim Wilson Dinner invite<< download link

 

Happy 257th Birthday to Theory of Moral Sentiments

The foundation work on which the better known Wealth of Nations is built. Theory of Moral Sentiments (TMS) was published on April 26th 1759. A great little post on the Adam Smith Institute (UK) site outlines its importance to Smith and his career.

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April 2016 Dinner – Gary Johns – No Contraception: No Dole

Dr Gary Johns
on
No Contraception No Dole: Tackling intergenerational welfare

No Contraception - No Dole [Connor Court]

No Contraception – No Dole [Connor Court]

The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Tuesday the 12th of April, 2016 at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond. (invitation download below)

The Hon Dr Gary Johns served in the House of Representatives from 1987-1996, was Special Minister of State and Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations from 1993-1996 and was an Associate Commissioner of the Commonwealth Productivity Commission 2002-2004. He was for 10 years Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs and a senior consultant with ACIL Tasman economic consultants from 2006-2009. In 2009 he was appointed Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Australian Catholic University’s Public Policy Institute. In 2012 he was appointed visiting fellow at QUT Business School.

Gary Johns will argue the case for his book “No Contraception No Dole: Tackling intergenerational
welfare”. It has created considerable controversy amongst the chattering classes and will be an
opportunity for those who attend to discuss the pros and cons with the author.

March 2016 issue – Laissez Faire with Gary Johns Dinner invitation – download here

New Year – New Challenges

The Australian Adam Smith Club is hosting a series of dinner meetings with the decisions and debates central to the 2016 election.

We are starting with Gary Johns and one conservative response to the cultural and economic problems of a welfare class.silhouette-green-small-right

Our Objectives and Membership Form for 2016 are available here.

 

We hope to see you at our Meetings – good speakers, good food and a lively question time are our promise.

 

Nov 2015 Dinner – David Archibald: Aust. Defence 2016 and Beyond

The November Dinner will be David Archibald on “Australia’s Defence 2016 and Beyond”

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David Archibalds book – Australian Defence 20116 and Beyond

The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Tuesday the 10th of November, 2015
at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond.

David Archibald is a Perth-based scientist working in the fields of oil exploration, medical research, climate science and energy.  After graduating from Queensland University in geology in 1979, he worked in coal and oil shale exploration in Queensland and then in oil exploration with Esso in Sydney.  A long period in stockbroking as an analyst was followed by work for a private investor. He subsequently floated the oil exploration company Oilex in 2003 and then joined a Canadian-listed oil exploration company in 2006.  Also at that time, he was CEO of the mineral explorer Westgold Resources. David’s last book was Twilight of Abundance (2014). He will be talking about his new book on Australia’s defence.

Praise for “Australia’s Defence”
Loved the chapter on the RAAF. This book is excellent.
– Burt Rutan, aerospace engineer, designer of Voyager

Click here > Invite to David Archibald Dinner and Laissez Faire Newsletter 114

May Dinner address – text – Mannie Gross on Part Two of “How to smell a (scientific) Rat!”

We are pleased to publish the text of Mannie Gross’ May address “How to Smell a (scientific) Rat! (Part Two)”

The very well received paper follows on from his address in Dec 2009, and updates his comments on Scientific method and the falling away from the sceptical inquiry. ‘Science’ becoming a cheer leader for particular causes.

The text of the original 2009 Address on Scientific Method and the failings of the UN based IPCC

The text of the 2015 address with updates and further commentary on the failings of modern scientific inquiry

Sep 2015 Dinner – Fiona Patten: Aust.Sex Party-Defender of Liberty?

The September 2015 Dinner will be Fiona Patten on “Australian Sex Party-Defender of Liberty?”

Fiona Patten - Sex Party MLC

Fiona Patten – Sex Party MLC

The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Wednesday the 30th of September 2015, at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Fiona Patten is the founder and leader of the Australian Sex Party and a Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for the Northern Metropolitan region. Before being elected, she was best known as the CEO of Australia’s national adult goods and services lobby group, the Eros Association. She ran a number of high profile campaigns in this role, many of which saw off bans on adult material, restrictions on sexual behaviour and a focus on the real villains involved in sexual abuse. Frustrated and deeply disappointed with the lack of social change on censorship, drug law reform, euthanasia and gay marriage, she set up and registered the Australian Sex Party in 2009 with a strong focus on civil libertarian and personal freedom issues. She became the first political leader to call for a Royal Commission into child sex abuse in religious institutions.

September Dinner Invite & Newsletter

Jun 2015 Dinner – Bernie Finn: Back in the Black Next Year?

The June 2015 Dinner will be Bernie Finn on “Back in the Black Next Year -Let’s Get Serious About Australia’s Future!”

MLC for Western Metro 2006-present, Member for the Seat of Tullamarine 1992-1999, Parliamentary Shadow Secretary for Autism Spectrum Disorder, electoral integrity, and Melbourne’s West, outspoken Parliamentarian on controversial issues such as global warming and abortion, former radio broadcaster, avid Richmond supporter and family man. With the recent release of the budget, Bernie Finn will address the Club on Australia’s finances and its future.

Jun 2015 Dinner Invite

May 2015 Dinner – Mannie Gross: Global Warming revisited

The May 2015 Dinner will be Mannie Gross on “Global Warming Revisited”

The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Tuesday the 12th of May 2015, at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Mannie Gross has been a committee member of Australian Adam Smith Club since its inception. He has a BSc(Hons) and MSc from the University of Melbourne and addressed the Club A Laymans Guide on How to Smell a [Scientific] Rat on the subjects of the scientific method and global warming in 2009. What scientific developments have occurred since? Should we have more confidence, as has the IPCC, that the world is heading to climate change catastrophe? Or is this a just a popular delusion, hardly worth a second thought?

May 2015 invite & newsletter

Senator David Leyonhjelm to speak to November Meeting

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Senator David Leyonhjelm on
“Has Australia’s Libertarian Time Arrived?”

The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Thursday the 13th of November, 2014 – at the Park Conference Room, Ground Floor, Amora Hotel 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond.

David Leyonhjelm is a vet, with a law degree and an MBA. He has worked as a columnist for agricultural magazines and for the national financial press. Originally from Heywood, Victoria, now residing in Sydney, Senator Leyonhjelm has boxed the compass politically in trying to find a home for his strong views on personal liberty and limited government. Starting with Young Labor and a stand against the draft, then working for the Liberal interest until the Howard Government’s changed policy on Gun ownership, then working with Shooters Party until he found them too narrow in focus.

The senator ran the national campaigns for the Liberal Democratic Party in 2007, 2010 & 2013 – and was successful in gaining a six year term starting 1st July this year for NSW.

This meeting will be in a different format to normal – a finger food then speech – starting 6.15pm – speech on the dot of 7pm.

November Invite to download