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November Dinner – Peter Fenwick – In Defence of Bill Leak

Peter Fenwick   on
Taking Responsibility for Ourselves and our Children:
A Defence of Bill Leak’s Message and his Right to Say it

The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Tuesday the 22nd of November, 2016 at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond. Further details on costs and booking are in this months Laissez Faire – see below.

Peter Fenwick will address the basis of our free and prosperous society, the errors of redistributive justice, crony capitalism, sound money and why good parenting – highlighted by Bill Leak – is essential. The current issues and court cases involving the QUT students, the Bill Leak cartoon, welfare as an entitlement and use of trigger warnings – this address will be taking aim at some of the problems eating at our body politic.

November Laissez Faire Newsletter and Peter Fenwick Dinner Invite <<<< download here

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.