2019 marked the 23rd year of Liberty & Society. L&S is a unique conference program for undergraduates, recent graduates, and postgraduates. The goal of L&S is to create an intellectual environment where ideas and opinions about what makes a free society can be discussed, argued and learned. L&S provides a rare forum for young people who may be questioning consensus views on social, political, and economic issues. The live-in weekend conference explores the world from a classical liberal perspective.
Students attend sessions and discussions on economics, political thought, and law over the weekend, interspersed with arguments about foreign policy, education, and social policy. The conference is a great opportunity to meet, debate, and network with other like-minded people from across Australia and New Zealand.
Our speakers for Sydney 2019 included; Claire Lehmann, writer and the founding editor of Quillette. Dr Ben O’Neill, Research Fellow, ANU College of Health and Medicine, Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director, Grattan Institute and Professor Gary Banks, Senior Fellow, The Centre for Independent Studies, former Chief Executive and Dean of ANZSOG and chairman of the Productivity Commission for over a decade.