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


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

Senator David Leyonhjelm to speak to November Meeting


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