The Institute of Public Affairs is pleased to host an array of public events across Australia, including research seminars, book launches and lectures from international guest speakers. You can find the details of upcoming IPA public events below.

If you have any questions about any events, please ring Claire Peter-Budge on 03 9600 4744 or email [email protected]

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MELBOURNE – Laugh, It’s Serious!

Johannes Leak, Editorial Cartoonist at The Australian, in discussion with journalist and author Fred Pawle.

In today’s increasingly complex cultural climate, where the boundaries are constantly tested and scrutinised, cartoonists have emerged as the vanguard of free speech.

With clever visual metaphors and succinct wordplay, Johannes Leak captures the essence of contemporary politics, exposing absurdities and holding those in power accountable. Join us as we delve into the minefield of cartooning at a time when free speech is under increasing threat.

We are also delighted to be hosting the launch of The Impatient Libertarian by Ron Manners.

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

5:30pm arrival.
6:30pm – 7:30pm formalities AEDT

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins Arthur Streeton Auditorium
25 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000