FRIDAY March 19, 2010
7. 00 pm Welcome and buffet dinner
8. 30 pm Professor David Flint - The Essence of Freedom
Chaired by Nevil Gibson
SATURDAY March 20, 2010
9. 00 am Professor James Allan – The Decline of Democracy
Dr Andy Pratt - Transparency and the Manager’s New Clothes
Transparency is widely used as a feel-good term by politicians, managers and the
like. Often there is a darker side to their ministrations which involves the conscious
or unconscious shackling of creativity within a quicksand of administrivia. This will
be a brief effort to try to shed light on this murky underworld and its implications.
Chaired by Greg O’Connor
10. 30 am Morning Tea
11. 00 am Jeff McIntyre – Will Bush Be Vindicated? A Case for the Iraq War
Dong Li – How the Rise of China as a “Successful Dictatorship” Would
Affect Us All.
Chaired by Owen McShane
12. 45 pm Lunch. Time out follows.
3. 30 pm Afternoon Tea.
3. 45 pm Hal Colebatch - Is the Survival of the West Actually Guaranteed?
Bill Muehlenberg - The Threat of Secular Humanism
Chaired by Dr Neville Bennett
Symposium Bar Open
6. 30 pm Dinner and after-dinner forum - The Being Upstanding Award
Greig Fleming, Amy Brooke
“Courage, my friends; ‘tis not too late to build a better world...”
SUNDAY March 21, 2010
9. 30 am John Ballantyne - Champions of Family-Centred Economics – a discussion of the
important contributions of 20th-century thinkers such as: Eleanor Rathbone,
Wilhelm Röpke, Colin Clark - “These three thinkers put the family at the heart
of their proposed social and economic order — a priority that is notoriously
overlooked by libertarian economists such as F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman and
Greig Fleming - “Direct Democracy - A Natural Park of the Spirit”
Chaired by Marc Alexander
11.30 am Morning Tea.
11. 45 am Book time
Quentin Wilson, Phoenix Publishing
Dr Muriel Newman - Getting Closure
12. 30- 12.45pm. Lunch
Dircetor, Cognos Ltd