This week and next the Bert Kelly Research Centre and the Institute of Public Affairs will be launching the release of the much-anticipated biography of “The Modest Member” Bert Kelly, written by Hal Colebatch.
As many readers of this blog are aware, Bert Kelly was for many years an unceasing advocate for free-market ideas and policy reform within the commonwealth parliament. Kelly was famed for his “Modest Member” and “Modest Farmer” newspaper columns, which had a critical effect in shifting sentiment away from protectionist policies which distorted Australia’s industrial structure and impeded economic progress.
The launch promises to be an event not to be missed! For those interested in attending the Adelaide or Melbourne functions, the booking details are below:
Date: Tuesday 16 October 2012
Venue: Bert Kelly Research Centre, 77 Fullarton Road, Kent Town
RSVP: [email protected] or phone 08 7070 0077
Date: Thursday 25 October 2012
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne
RSVP: http://rsvp.ipa.org.au/?ee=37 or phone 03 9600 4744