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Feb142017

National Security Network Forum with the Hon Christopher Pyne MP

Join us for an evening with Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP



The National Security Network is an initiative that seeks to engag
e politicians, defence, and national security professionals on Australian and global defence matters.

We are delighted to announce that the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP will be addressing the National Security Network in February.

Minister Pyne will update us on the implementation of the Defence Industry Policy Statement and on the importance, and potential of the …

Feb082017

Launch of R G Menzies Essay: Fit For Service by Andrew Bragg with the Prime Minister

Join us for a special afternoon with the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia

Invitation Fit For Service Launch with PM Turnbull

R G Menzies Essay No.5 

Fit For Service: Meeting the demand of the Asian middle class 

by Andrew Bragg

Launch by the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia

Australia’s prosperity is built upon free, open markets and creative trade policy. At a time of mounting protectionist sentiment, our North Asian trade agreements open the door to increased service exports to the region's rapidly growing middle class. But does Australia have what it takes to …

Feb022017

BCBB "Making Australia Right: Where to from here?" Breakfast Discussion

Making Australia Right

LNP Brisbane City Business Branch Breakfast  

The Brisbane City Business Branch invites you to breakfast with Nick Cater (Menzies Research Centre), Rebecca Weisser (The Australian), Professor James Allan (TC Beirne School of Law) and Peter Kurti (Centre for Independent Studies) to discuss a new book Making Australia Right - Where to From Here? 

Date 
Thursday 2 February 2017 

Venue
Tattersalls Club 
215 Queen Street, Brisbane 
($20 parking …

Feb012017

Launch of "Making Australia Right: Where to from here?" edited by James Allan

Making Australia Right

Making Australia Right: Where to from here? 

Edited by James Allan 

Launch by Nick Cater, Rebecca Weisser and James Allan 

Hosts 
The Australian Institute for Progress and Connor Court Publishing

Venue
Alliance Hotel, 320 Boundary Street,
Spring Hill QLD 4000

Date 
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 

Time 
6.00 – 8.00pm

Speakers 
Nick Cater, Rebecca Weisser and James Allan 

Bookings  
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Dec132016

Inaugural Annual Business Breakfast: "Business vs. The Blob: How enterprise can triumph over bureaucracy"

Join the MRC for its inaugural Annual Stocktake Breakfast

"bUSINESS VS THE BLOB: HOW ENTERPRISE CAN TRIUMPH OVER BUREAUCRACY"  

The Coalition promised to wage war against obstructive regulation when Tony Abbott was running for prime minister. More than three years later, are we any closer to stopping the relentless spread of officialdom that hinders business, discourages enterprise and enriches no one except officials? 

In our final event for 2016, the MRC will be joined by Tony Shepherd AO, the …

Nov302016

MRC Presentations to Parliamentarians with Heather Henderson

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30 November 2016, Government Party Room, Parliament House, Canberra

It is a sign of the rising recognition of the significance of Sir Robert Menzies that six of the new members and senators quoted his words in their Maiden speeches.

In recognition of the new members’ contribution to Sir Robert’s legacy, the Menzies Research Centre decided to show its appreciation and support with the presentation of special framed mementos to …

Nov082016

National Security Network Forum: Cyber Security - The next strategic challenge

Join us for an evening with the Hon Dan Tehan MP and Alastair MacGibbon

Join us at Parliament House for the next Menzies Research Centre National Security Network Forum. We are delighted to be joined by special guests, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security, Alastair MacGibbon

Gaining increased exposure in the media, cyber security has undoubtedly become a matter of great national interest. It seemed only fitting …

Nov032016

"The Future of Conservatism: A Reflection" with Dominic Perrottet

Join us for a special evening with the Hon Dominic Perrottet MP

The Future of Conservatism: A Reflection” with the Hon Dominic Perrottet MP

The Menzies Research Centre is delighted to invite you to an evening with NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, the Hon Dominic Perrottet MP. 

A special evening held last year with Mr Perrottet attracted rigorous discussion as he recounted his own journey from interventionist to limited government advocate. We are fortunate enough to invite the Minister back this year as …

Sep142016

Howard on Menzies: Canberra Premiere

Join us for a special preview screening of Howard on Menzies

You are invited to an exclusive cinema preview of Howard On Menzies - the TV documentary of the year. Followed by drinks and discussion.

WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2016, 6.15 - 8.00 pm

The Theatre, Parliament House, Canberra

COST: MRC Subscribers $25, non-subcribers $30

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Sep132016

Howard on Menzies: Sydney Premiere

Join the MRC for a special event with the Hon John Howard OM AC

You are invited to join the Hon John Howard OM AC for an exclusive cinema preview of Howard On Menzies - the TV documentary of the year. Followed by drinks and discussion.

Guest speakers:

The Hon John Howard OM AC

Director Simon Nasht

MRC Executive Director Nick Cater

TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2016, 6.00 - 8.00 pm

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, 380 Military Road, Cremorne

COST: MRC Subscribers $130 Non-subscribers $140  

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Sep122016 Sep132016 Sep142016

Howard on Menzies: Premiere Screenings

You are invited to one of three exclusive cinema previews of Howard On Menzies - the TV documentary of the year.

Mr Howard will be in attendance in Melbourne and Sydney. He will be in discussion with the programme’s producers following the screening of Episode One.

Please stay for drinks afterwards.

MELBOURNE - BOOK HERE

With the Hon John Howard OM AC

MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2016, 5.45 - 8.00pm

VILLAGE ROADSHOW THEATRETTE, State Library of Victoria, 179 La Trobe St, …

Sep122016

Howard on Menzies: Melbourne Premiere

Join the MRC for a special event with the Hon John Howard OM AC

You are invited to join the Hon John Howard OM AC for an exclusive cinema preview of Howard On Menzies - the TV documentary of the year. Followed by drinks and discussion.

Guest speakers:

The Hon John Howard OM AC

Executive Producer Stuart Menzies

MRC Executive Director Nick Cater

MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2016, 5.45 - 8.00 pm

Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, 179 La Trobe St, Melbourne

COST: MRC SUBCRIBERS $130

NON-SUBSCRIBERS $140

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Sep092016

Breakfast with the Hon Peter Costello AC and guests

Join us for a candid conversation and breakfast with Peter Costello

The Menzies Research Centre invites you to breakfast with the Hon Peter Costello AC, former Treasurer, Chairman of the Australian Future Fund and Chairman of the Nine Entertainment Corporation, as he sits down to share his thoughts in a conversation with the new Federal Member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint and Sally Loane, Chief Executive of the Financial Services Council.

Guest speakers:

The Hon Peter Costello AC

Nicolle Flint MP

Sally Loane

FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2016, …

Sep082016

BOOK LAUNCH: 'Only In Australia' edited by William O. Coleman

Only In Australia: The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism

BOOK LAUNCH: 'Only In Australia' edited by William O. Coleman

This book is about the Australian difference. It is about how in economic and social policy Australia now diverges significantly from comparable countries. This volume brings together economists, historians, and political scientists to delve into what makes Australia so different. The book suggests that the 'special path' that Australia has followed for over a century is the product of physical circumstances, historical accidents, fateful choices, and the unique …

Aug172016

Join us for events from 17 - 25 August with American political analyst Henry Olsen

Trump, Brexit and the Forgotten People: Henry Olsen

With politics in a state of flux across the developed world, the MRC has invited one of the United States' most astute political observers to Australia to offer an international perspective on contemporary events.

Henry Olsen, who coauthored The Four Faces of the Republican Party: The Fight for the 2016 Presidential Nomination, will help us understand the forces that may yet install Donald Trump in the White House and provide a perspective on the anti-establishment …

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