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Book Launch: Sir Joseph Carruthers - Founder of the NSW Liberal Party
Register for free here: Dress code: Business attire/ smart casual Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Book Launch: Sir Joseph Carruthers - Founder of the NSW Liberal Party by Dr Zachary Gorman & Renee Gorman The decades immediately preceding and following Federation were the formative years of Australian politics. This biography tells the story of that period of transition through the life of one of its central protagonists. Sir Joseph Carruthers had a distinguished and eventful career as Premier, a Father of Federation and a Member of the New South Wales Parliament for forty-five years. His greatest legacy is the adaptation of nineteenth-century classical liberalism to the politics of Australia’s nascent party system. It is in large part because of Carruthers, and his great friend George Reid, that liberalism in Australia came to be associated with the centre-right. "Joseph Carruthers is an unsung hero of economic and political freedom in this country. Gorman brings the tumultuousness and rough and tumble of colonial politics to life in this absolutely fascinating biography of one of this country's most important politicians. This is compulsory reading for anyone who professes an interest or commitment to the ideal of classical liberalism in Australia." - John Roskam - executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs “Here, finally, is the proud history of Australian liberalism told with clarity and panache. Zachary Gorman’s biography of Joseph Carruthers is a story about liberal values and old-fashioned retail politics, drawing up clear ‘lines of cleavage’ to give voters a real choice at elections. He paved the way for Liberal titans, Sir Robert Menzies and John Howard. History buffs will rejoice at the telling of Carruthers’ story, students will learn about the founding of Australian democracy, and politicians, present and future, would do well to remember our past in order to secure our future as a thriving democracy founded on classical liberal values.” - Janet Albrechtsen - opinion columnist with The Australian Centre for Independent Studies

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We are a fraternity of like-minded people dedicated to retaining the Australian Constitution and its Crowned Democracy. We meetup to discuss politics, world events, the constitution over drinks and food.

Our activities include inviting political figures, watching short movies/documentaries, networking evenings, visiting other meetups etc. Suggestions are always welcomed.

We believe emphatically that Australia is the best country in the world as a result of our Constitution which was devised and developed by Australians uniquely for Australia.

We are committed to defending the Constitution and the Crown whenever it may come under attack. We will oppose in whatever legitimate way we can any attempt to destroy the integrity of our Democratic Constitutional Monarchy and our way of life.

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