Update: Dick Quax speaking. See News and Updates.
The 2012 conference will be different from those of the past. It's not just for Libertarianz members — it's a symposium for all people who believe we need a new political party in Parliament presenting small-government answers to the issues of today; a party which consistently advocates liberal solutions to problems such as our current economic malaise as well as taking a small-government approach to what individuals do in their private lives.
We will be confronting the urgent need for a new liberal party at both the national and local body level. Ever since local government was granted Power of General Incompetence in 2002, we have seen an explosion in its spending and power. In Auckland the C&R City Vision duopoly has run amok, overseeing year after year of enormous increases in rates and spending. There is room in local councils across the country for a party that really protects ratepayers' wallets, property and liberties.
This year's conference is shaping up to be historic. We have fantastic speakers lining up to have their say on the design of a new, united, truly liberal force in New Zealand politics.
Whether you be libertarian, liberal, a cannabis law reform advocate or disillusioned with the formerly semi-liberal ACT, you should help write New Zealand political history by attending this year!
Note: Persons who wish to attend this conference have the opportunity to make submissions on the name, branding and policies of a new national and local level political party at the conference. Anyone wishing to be part of the submission process can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their personal/organisation details and the content of their submission.
09:15 President's Address
09:30 Sean Fitzpatrick
09:50 Julian Pistorius
10:10 Richard McGrath - Leader's address
10:30 Morning Tea
10:45 Dakta Green
11:15 Lindsay Perigo
12:00 Peter Cresswell
13:00 Richard McGrath Launches Re-Brand Discussions
14:45 Vote on Re-Brand Resolutions
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Dick Quax
15:45 Local Body Party Discussions
17:00 Vote on Local Body Party Resolutions
17:15 Richard McGrath Closing Address