From Friday May 24th to Sunday May 26th a CFACT team was there in Sydney for the dual Friedman Conference and the World Taxpayers Associations 17th Biennial Conference. It was the largest liberty event in Australia with over 500 people sharing in gala dinners, and almost one hundred presentations on tax battles, free speech issues and campaign strategies. It was great timing, held just one week after the unexpected win of the conservative coalition government so people were very keen to talk about parallels between US and Australian politics.

A team of three including Jo Nova, Jim Simpson and Jeff Grimshaw helped spread the word about the many achievements of CFACT, especially in the climate debate, at UN events and moments like Marc Morano’s meeting with Al Gore in Melbourne. We signed people up to the newsletter, selling copies of Climate Hustle and talking about the ways people can get involved.

One participant was so keen she ordered copies of Climate Hustle for all her local libraries, promising to donate them so the people of Eurobodalla shire would be able to watch them. Another group of students were very excited to get a copy and planned to watch the DVD together as a finale party event at the close of the conference.

This was also the 100 year birthday of Tax & Super Australia. So many reasons to celebrate!

Jo Nova spoke about the rise of pagan temples in the Australian electricity grid (how many solar panels does it take to stop a storm?) She discussed the problems with re-taskiing industrial power stations as global weather controllers.

The mood was energized!


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  • Joanne Nova

    A prize-winning science graduate in molecular biology. She has given keynotes about the medical revolution, gene technology and aging at conferences. She hosted a children’s TV series on Channel Nine, and has done over 200 radio interviews, many on the Australian ABC. She was formerly an associate lecturer in Science Communication at the ANU. She’s author of The Skeptics Handbook which has been translated into 15 languages. Each day 5,000 people read