Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda - The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance

Australian Libertarian Society
1st Annual Friedman Conference
Sydney City RSL


Saturday 6 April

8:30am: Registration

9:00am: The Moral & Historical Case for Freedom, Dr. Tom Palmer, Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foudnation.

9:40am: Break

10:00am: Why Voting Doesn't Work, Dr Eric Crampton, University of Canterbury

10:40am: Morning Tea

11:00am: The Nanny State Panel Discussion with Dr Eric Crampton, Cass Wilkinson, Dr Michael Keane, Tim Wilson and James Morrow (aka Prick With A Fork)

12:30: Lunch

1:30: Libertarians in Politics Panel Discussion with The Hon Dr Peter Phelps (LIB), Cass Wilkinson (ALP), Cr Clinton Mead (LDP), David Russel QC

3:00: Afternoon Tea

3:30 Rethinking Externalities, Professor Sinclair Davidson, RMIT

4:10 Break

4:20: Crony Capitalism: How Big Government Is Good For Big Business, Charles Richardson

5:00pm: CLOSE

7:30pm: Dinner at Bar Luca with Keynote Speaker Dr Tom Palmer

Sunday 7 April

9:00am: Free Speech, Chris Berg, Institute of Public Affairs

9:40am: Break

10:00am: Free Banking, Dr Ben O'Neill

10:40am: Morning Tea

11:00am: Practical Policy Idea (Speakers include Jennifer Buckingham on school choice, The Hon Dr Gary Johns, Adam Creighton, Terje Peterson on health policy reform and Dr Steven Kirchner on foreign direct investment)

12:30: Lunch

1:30: Radical Policy Ideas  (Speakers include Brad Taylor onSeasteading , A/Prof Michael Keane on ending drug prohibition, Sukrit Sabhlok on WA Successionism, Mark Hornshaw on homeschooling & Dr Jeremy Shearmur.

3:00: Afternoon Tea

3:30 The Myth of Market Failure in New Technology, Science, Innovation with Associate Professor Jason Potts, RMIT

4:10 Break

4:20: Welfare State vs Welfare Society Dr. Tom Palmer

5:00pm: CLOSE

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