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Education Fail? Real solutions in an unreal system.

02/08/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $10

Despite consistent increases in per-student funding year-on-year for decades, education levels in Australia have stagnated and by some measures even fallen. What can be done? Do we rage against the governmental machine and demand even more money? Or do we find another solution? Join us as we explore the work of three individuals who have taken it upon themselves to improve education from outside the system.

Mannkal Economic Education Foundation

Ron Manners is the Executive Chairman of Mannwest Group, and Founder and Chairman of the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, an Australian free-market think tank. Mannkal’s mission is to develop future leaders of the free market. They promote free enterprise, limited government and individual initiative for the benefit of all Australians.

Ron is also Emeritus Chairman of the Australian Mining Hall of Fame Ltd and a Fellow of both the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His contributions to industry and Australia have been marked by several awards including being elected as a Mining Legend at the 2005 Excellence in Mining and Exploration Conference in Sydney. In 2010 Ron was appointed to the Board of Overseers for the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Washington, DC.

Campion College Australia

The Power family provided the seed capital to establish Campion College, Australia’s first liberal arts tertiary college based in Sydney’s west. James Power became the inaugural Foundation Chairman in 2002 and continues his involvement on the college’s Board of Trustees to this day.

Campion College is an independent institution of higher learning, and, as such receives no government funding. Much of the College’s vital needs are met by the generosity of those who believe in and actively support the Liberal Arts which are at the core of the College. Like its counterparts in Europe and North America, its guiding light is to educate its students in the values of a free and liberal society in the light of the Western Tradition.

Human Capital Project

Dr John Humphreys is the President and Executive Director of the Human Capital Project, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at attracting private investment in the education of students in Cambodia who would not otherwise be able to afford university.

John holds a PhD in economics from the University of Queensland. He has lectured at universities in Australia, Dubai, and Cambodia, published two books & dozens of articles/chapters, and has given presentations in Chicago, Hong Kong, Jakarta, & around the world. Outside of academia, John has worked for the Australian Treasury and completed consulting jobs for ASEAN, World Bank, and various industry groups.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $10
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Andrew Cooper
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Brisbane, Qld 4000 Australia
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