On Liberty | Season 2
Join CIS every Thursday at 10am AEST for On Liberty. Our weekly live-stream is hosted by Salvatore Babones, who hosts wide-ranging discussions with the great and the good on how current political affairs affect Australian society. For your chance to question CIS researchers and other guests, join us live on YouTube and Facebook each week.
We welcome Gad Saad, hosted by Policy Analyst Monica Wilkie.
Our guest this week for On Liberty, is Robert Fosryth, Research Fellow at CIS. Rob discusses the true meaning of Christmas.
We welcome Sanushka Seomangal. Sanushka is Partner at Thomson Greer Lawyers in Sydney. We’ll discuss what lessons can Australia offer to India? What can Australia learn from India? How do you build an international education program from scratch? And perhaps more importantly: can individuals really make a difference?
We welcome David Kelly. Sinologist and social scientist David Kelly joined us to discuss Xi Jinping, his grip on power, his undeclared war on Australian exports, and what an incoming Joe Biden administration may mean for US-China relations.
We welcome Emilie Dye, policy director with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance (ATA). Emilie will discuss her recent paper which focuses on how taxes on super undermine Australia’s ability to retire on a living wage independent of the pension.
We welcome James Morrow, opinion editor at The Daily Telegraph and co-host Sky’s Outsiders program.
We welcome Tom Switzer, in the first of our two part series to discuss the US Elections.
We welcome Sophie York to discuss the importance of religious freedom as the foundation for all our freedoms.
We welcome Prof Elizabeth Larus, of the University of Mary Washington to discuss the implications of the American presidential election for cross-strait relations and the future of Taiwan. Prof. Larus, author of Politics and Society in Contemporary China and Economic Reform in China 1979-2003, will join host Salvatore Babones live from Washington, DC.
We welcome Robert Carling, a fellow CIS staff member who specialises in taxation, government spending, fiscal policy and federalism. This week we also have a special guest host Simon Cowan, Research Director here at CIS.
Carlos D’Abrera joined us On Liberty to discuss the pandemic’s effect on homelessness, mental health and suicide.
We welcome John Anderson, former Leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister.
On Liberty Extra a one-off live webinar hosted by CIS Research Glenn will speak with Peter Achterstraat AM, the inaugural NSW Commissioner for Productivity. Peter has recently launched a Green Paper, tilled Continuing the productivity discussion
We welcome Gene Tunny, Founder and Director of Adept Economics. Tunny, with co-author Ben Scott, has a forthcoming CIS paper titled: Rationalising Regulation: Helping the economy recover from the corona crisis.
We welcome Greg Lindsay, CIS Founder. Hear Greg’s story and ask your own questions about how he turned a timeless idea into one of Australia’s leading think tanks.
We welcomed Dr Chin Jin, president of the Federation for a Democratic China, to discuss the prospects for democracy in China today.
Salvatore Babones speaks to, Peter Kurti. Peter will discuss his recent paper Cancelled! How ideological cleansing threatens Australia and his recent article, Beware the sinister dangers of cancel culture.
We welcomed prior CIS speaker, Claire Lehmann. Claire is an Australian journalist and the founding editor of Quillette.
We welcome Andrew Norton, co-founder of CIS Liberty & Society and Professor of Higher Education at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods. Host Salvatore Babones asked Andrew to give an overview of his recent articles on the government’s proposed university fee reforms.
Host Salvatore Babones spoke with Dr Oliver Hartwich, Executive Director of fellow free-market think tank The New Zealand Initiative in Wellington. Join us as we ask how did NZ got through Covid? What kind of leader Jacinda Ardern is? and where the challenges lay for NZ in the coming years?
On Liberty Extra, a one-off live webinar hosted by CIS Indigenous program director, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price. In this webinar, Jacinta will speak with Nyunggai Warren Mundine, Chairman and Managing Director of Nyungga Black Group, political strategist and author of recent CIS paper ‘It’s The Economy, Stupid: Economic participation only way to Close the Gap.’
In her latest latest column for The Australian, this week’s guest Janet Albrechtsen, warns us to be on our guard. We’ll ask Janet about cancel culture from the days of Aesop’s Fables to the aftermath of Harry Potter, with a stop-over in Manhattan to talk about Harper’s, New York magazine and the New York Times. Can the modern liberal democratic project succeed?
On Liberty was started on 1 April 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic . Our weekly live-stream, hosted by Salvatore Babones, aimed to host wide-ranging discussions with the great and the good on how the Coronavirus pandemic affected Australian society and those further afield. The show was made with the goal to keep you, our CIS members, up-to-date with what the CIS was up to. And to give you the chance to ask your questions of CIS researchers and other guests, during these unprecedented times. The show was so successful we were able to continue on for more episodes, join us live on YouTube and Facebook each week – Thursday at 10 am AEST