Sir Robert Menzies
The Menzies Research Centre is named after Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest serving Prime Minister. This Centre is committed to the debate and exploration of the ideas and policies espoused by Menzies. His commitment was to an 'intelligent, free, and liberal Australian democracy' that had as its essential features freedom of speech, religion association and the freedom of citizens to choose their own way of life subject to the rights of others, and which looked to the encouragement of individual initiative and enterprise as the dynamic force of progress.
Menzies said that Australian's have appreciated that the 'right answer is to set the individual free, to aim at equality of opportunity, to protect the individual from oppression, and to create a society in which rights and duties are made effective.'
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