Mannkal Economic Education Foundation

Speeches and Submissions

Mannerisms July 31st (PDF, 261 KB)

Ron Manners, 31 July 2015

Paul's Perspective - July 31 2015 E-focus (PDF, 385 KB)

Paul McCarthy, 31 July 2015

Paul's Perspective - June 29 2015 E-focus (PDF, 257 KB)

Paul McCarthy, 28 June 2015

To the Premier, regarding Property Rights (PDF, 132 KB)

Ron Manners, 27 June 2015

Labor (PDF, 139 KB)

Grace Collier, The Australian, March 21, 2015, 2 April 2015

A Reflection on Friedman Legacy Day (PDF, 416 KB)

Helen Le, 7 August 2013

Taxing Air: A Book Review (PDF, 59 KB)

, 22 July 2013

Productivity Series: Part 3 (PDF, 514 KB)

, 8 July 2013

Charles Copeman: A reflection (PDF, 495 KB)

, 8 July 2013

Corruption seen on the high seas (PDF, 102 KB)

Grace Collier, Australian Financial Review, 8 July 2013

AMPAC Summit 2013 Chairman's Address (PDF, 589 KB)

, 8 July 2013

China: A Place for Change and Opportunity (PDF, 21 KB)

Kerry O Cox, 25 June 2013

Civil Disobedience (PDF, 92 KB)

Henry David Thoreau, 24 June 2013

Part 2: Mining Competitiveness - Part 2 (PDF, 162 KB)

Chris Davis, 6 June 2013

Black and White Book Launch 5th June, Perth (PDF, 282 KB)

, 21 May 2013

Mannkal United Kingdom Internship Program (PDF, 457 KB)

, 14 May 2013

AMPAC Summit 2013 Chairman's Address (PDF, 471 KB)

, 8 May 2013

Lion Rock Institute Winter Program (PDF, 90 KB)

, 30 April 2013

HETSA Conference Details (PDF, 47 KB)

Mannkal, 30 April 2013

The $19K Employment Exclusion Zone (PDF, 84 KB)

The HR Nicholls Society, 26 April 2013

The Myth of Market Failure in New Technology and Innovation (PDF, 52 KB)

Mark Maciolek, 16 April 2013

When the governments are stealing your savings, gold is the only option (PDF, 294 KB)

Another great perspective on gold from Founding Director and Senior Resource Analyst at MineLife, Gavin Wendt. Here, Gavin shares his latest thoughts on gold and the parlous state of the financial system., 9 April 2013

Private Sector has a role in real 'big picture' (PDF, 134 KB)

John Hyde and Andrew Pickford, 6 March 2013

As featured in WA Business News, February 2013

Learning From America (PDF, 52 KB)

Andrew Pickford, 4 March 2013

Andrew Pickford, Senior Fellow at the Mannkal Foundation, discusses the Australian perspective on the future development of free market think-tanks in light of two recent articles published in the United States.

Reform (PDF, 267 KB)

Brent Fleeton, 19 February 2013

In this piece, Brent provides an excellent viewpoint on the current Superannuation 'tax' debacle faced in Australia today.

An Australia Day Message (PDF, 58 KB)

The Samuel Griffith Society, 29 January 2013

Should the government be able to access private information on social media websites? (PDF, 15 KB)

Robert Chasland, 28 November 2012

Mannkal ECOMS Essay Competition Runner-up Robert Chasland discusses the implications.

Asian Century Media Release (PDF, 8 KB)

Ian Hanke, 30 October 2012

Youth Speaks Out! Mannkal Essay Competition Winner Toby Evans (PDF, 524 KB)

Toby Evans, 16 October 2012

In the first of a series of essays written and produced by Mannkal Scholars, Mannkal/ECOMS Essay Competition Winner Toby Evans discusses the implications of the 'plain packaging' regulations on tobacco and alcohol products.

Political Axioms: 'Looking back' to reflect on the current US Government (PDF, 148 KB)

, 16 October 2012

Words from the great leaders and intellectuals of our past can sometimes be more relevant to today's world than it ever was in history. Check out some great quotes from Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and more as they give some clarity to the current e

Ron Circa 1975: State Government Inquiry submission (PDF, 558 KB)

Ron Manners, 12 October 2012

'Carbon' Tax (PDF, 30 KB)

John McRobert, 17 September 2011

Last week another disgraceful chapter in Australia's political history was written.

AMECs Vital Role (PDF, 24 KB)

Ron Manners, 7 September 2011

An article for AMECs 30th anniversary book.

AMEC files (PDF, 42 KB)

Ron Manners, 6 September 2011

Climate and Tax (PDF, 15 KB)

Prof. Ian Plimer, 27 June 2011

A good perspective on the Global Warming/Climate Change debate and the Carbon Tax/Emissions Trading issue.

Introduction for Western Civilisation Conference by Ron Manners (PDF, 26 KB)

Ron Manners, 24 June 2011

Ron's recent introduction to the "The Genius of Western Civilisation" conference hosted by Mannkal/IPA in Melbourne.

Heroic Deadlines (PDF, 35 KB)

Ron Manners, 25 December 2009

(Festive Greetings)

The Language of Leadership (PDF, 106 KB)

Ron Manners, 4 June 2009

The 2009 Sir Arvo Parbo Oration as presented at the AMEC Mining Congress.

Private Philanthropy Under Federal Attack! (PDF, 167 KB)

Ronald Manners, Mannkal, 8 January 2009

Any policy discussion paper distributed in December with a closing date for submissions of January 14 deserves to be studied carefully.

Do All Booms End in Tears (Part 2 (PDF, 63 KB)

Ron Manners, 20 November 2008

Submission to the Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into "Corporate Responsibility" (PDF, 64 KB)

Ron Manners, 29 September 2005

Competition and Flat Rate Tax; Good Medicine (PDF, 91 KB)

Ron Manners, 29 September 2005

Report on Mont Pelerin Society meeting in Iceland

Is It Time For Another Revolt? (PDF, 69 KB)

Ron Manners, 1 December 2004

Keynote Address to the Prospectors & Miners Association of Victoria on the 150th Anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion

Eureka Forum (PDF, 280 KB)

Eureka Forum, 2 November 2004

F.A. Hayek Honored Three Times (PDF, 45 KB)

Ron Manners, 8 April 2004

West Perth Building Named "Hayek House"; Brisbane Birthday Party for the Late F.A. Hayek; From Tolkien to Hayek and Back

"Hundred Heroes" Launch and Recruitment Function (PDF, 73 KB)

Ron Manners, 14 March 2002

What would Shakespeare think of our mining industry? (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Ron Manners, 28 February 2002

Address to the W.A. School of Mines Mining Executive Development Group

Mining Hall of Fame official opening (PDF, 19 KB)

Ron Manners, 30 October 2001

In Favor of Globalisation (Defending the Free-Enterprise System) (PDF, 14 KB)

Ron Manners, 30 August 2001

Presentation to the West Australian Mining Club Inc, Perth

Now, here's a coincidence (PDF, 10 KB)

Ron Manners, 8 June 2001

Mining Hall of Fame web site launch (PDF, 12 KB)

Ron Manners, 4 June 2001

Comments by Mining Hall of Fame Chairman, Ron Manners, for the Melbourne "" web site launch

Davyhurst official mine opening (PDF, 14 KB)

Ron Manners, 11 May 2001

Mining and the Community (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Ron Manners, 17 November 2000

Address to the Rotary Club of Perth

Achieving Balance in Our Lives (perhaps we can have too much balance?) (PDF, 8 KB)

Ron Manners, 14 November 2000

Input to a business discussion

Australia's Outback Highway - The Rewards are Worth the Effort (PDF, 11.3 MB)

Ron Manners, 1 July 2000

Mining 1999 - Confronting a Pebble or a Mountain? (PDF, 154 KB)

Ron Manners, 20 August 1999

Mining in the Goldfields - Opportunities and Challenges Seminar

Where are our leaders? Where are our heroes? (PDF, 113 KB)

Ron Manners, 2 July 1999

National Business Bulletin - July 1999 'CEO Opinion'

Where are our Leaders? (PDF, 238 KB)

Ron Manners, 2 July 1998

Mining: the Engine of Australia's Economic Growth - University of Western Australia Management Development Institute Leadership Excellence Seminar

Do smaller companies do it better? (PDF, 40 KB)

Ron Manners, 22 April 1998

Normandy Group Mining Conference, Fremantle

Australia's latest export industry: Jobs (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Ron Manners, 1 September 1997

World Gold '97 Conference (AusIMM), Singapore

The mining industry - a global community, from an Australian's view (PDF, 93 KB)

Ron Manners, 11 March 1997

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, Toronto

The Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame (PDF, 16 KB)

Ron Manners, 28 November 1996

Launch comments, Perth

Squid and Drill Chips (PDF, 22 KB)

Ron Manners, 15 December 1995

Geological Society of Australia Christmas Presentation, Perth

Humility (PDF, 28 KB)

Ron Manners, 27 November 1995

Australian Mineral Foundation Conference Dinner

Toward Regulatory Best Practice (PDF, 30 KB)

Ron Manners, 14 November 1995

The Australasian Chief Inspectors of Mines Annual Conference Kalgoorlie

Planning Your Own Corporate Funeral (PDF, 29 KB)

Ron Manners, 20 October 1995

WA Mining Club Annual Dinner, Perth

Turning Ideas Into Gold Bars (PDF, 72 KB)

Ron Manners, 1 May 1995


What Politics Destroys, It First Subsidises (PDF, 18 KB)

Ron Manners, 18 November 1994

Golden Mile Art Exhibition Group official opening of exhibition

Accountants: Australia Needs You! (PDF, 37 KB)

Ron Manners, 14 October 1994

Address to the Australian Society of CPAs Resource Conference

Go South, Young Man! (PDF, 19 KB)

Alan Dungey, 2 April 1994

Book review of "Gold 'n' Dollars - The Chile-Kalgoorlie Connection"

Gold 'n' Dollars (PDF, 42 KB)

Ron Manners & Ron Kitching, 21 February 1994

A two part address to a Resources Sector Luncheon at the Mayfair Crest Hotel Brisbane

The Museum of the Goldfields (From Humble Beginnings) (PDF, 23 KB)

Ron Manners, 7 April 1993

Address to the Museum of the Goldfields Meeting

Talking to the Liberals (PDF, 133 KB)

Ron Manners, 28 March 1992

The relevance of F. A. Hayek as a "well-spring of wisdom" - Address to Liberal Party Divisional Conference

Mining industry wants $6 million in fees returned. (PDF, 472 KB)

George Savell, 14 February 1992

The mining industry has called for the return of $6m it paid the State Government in surveyor fees.

Let's Create Real Jobs This Time (PDF, 51 KB)

Ron Manners, 22 January 1992

Four suggestions to restart the Australian economy - Input for Association of Mining Exploration Companies (AMEC)'s submission to the Prime Minister.

Mining Act Committee (PDF, 271 KB)

Ron Manners, 22 August 1991

A letter from Ron regarding the Mining Act Committee.

Mining Act Committee (PDF, 271 KB)

Ron Manners, 22 August 1991

A letter from Ron regarding the Mining Act Committee.

Barnacles (On the Backside of Progress) (PDF, 15 KB)

Ron Manners, 24 October 1990

Address By Ron Manners To Seminar "Kalgoorlie The Next 100 Years"

Can Government Assist Small Business? (PDF, 52 KB)

Ron Manners, 8 January 1981

The Study of Free-Market Economics Suggested as an Antidote to Socialist Policies (PDF, 209 KB)

Ron Manners, 12 September 1975

Submission to the Committee on Post-Secondary Education for the Government of Western Australia

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