National Conference 2015
Sunday Feb 8 2015.
Aerial Conference Centre, University of Technology Sydney
Building 10, Level 7/235 Jones Street, Sydney NSW 2007
Registration commences at 8.30 am Lunch will provided for financial members.
One of the key speakers will be Tony Shepherd, Chairman of the National Commission of Audit. Another is John Rooth, 4WD legend. Others are yet to be confirmed.
NSW Council By-Elections
Saturday Feb 21 2015.
A Senator in parliament
The Liberal Democratic Party has a seat in the Senate representing NSW. Our Senator is David Leyonhjelm, who began his six year term in July 2014.
There is a Facebook page where you can follow David's activities. To stay in touch, we suggest you 'Like' it.
David may be contacted via his parliamentary office. Details here.
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Freedom of speech is one of our most fundamental rights and central to a free, democratic society.
The importance of free speech is not diminished by the fact that some speech is wrong, mean or causes some to take offence. The best response to bad ideas is to expose them to the scrutiny that can only exist in a free and open battle of ideas. Truth has nothing to fear from free speech, and neither does Australia.
The LDP believes adults have a right to end their own lives, with or without assistance, and to have access to information to help them do it.
Everyone disapproves of things that others do. But if we prohibit all the things we disapprove of, nobody will be free.
Smoking, drinking, gambling, eating and certain recreational activities are good examples. While they might be entitled to give advice about the risks, regulators are increasingly taking personal choices away from individuals based on disapproval of the choices they might make.
Another example is mandatory bicycle helmets. Australia is one of very few countries that requires these, thus discouraging a whole generation from cycling. Not even in Europe, where cycling is hugely popular, are helmets obligatory.
The Liberal Democratic Party is Australia's only party that does not appeal to voters based on the claim that it is better at spending our taxes.
The Liberal Democrats believe Australians pay far too much tax and want to see the burden substantially reduced. Since 1996, per capita taxation has increased by more than a third after allowing for inflation, not including the GST. As a share of GDP, taxes (federal and state) are 75% above what they were in 1972, when the Whitlam government was first elected.
Around 508 BC, when the Athenians established democracy, they recognised there should be a distinction between the public and private realms.
Whether or not the world is getting warmer, and whether humans are contributing, there is no justification for government intervention in the economy.
The Liberal Democratic Party believes there will be far less misery if society is simply encouraged to adapt to a changing climate, allowing market responses to proceed and providing support to any people or countries that are genuinely adversely affected.
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