Earlier events included:
1. The launch event at Customs House on 9 March with a debate between the professors John Quiggin and visiting Canadian-American libertarian philosopher Stephen Hicks on the topic that “Postmodernism is a Right Wing Philosophy”, chaired by Rachel Nolan, former State Government minister, with an introductory video message from John Anderson, former Deputy PM, now host of "Conversations with John Anderson" podcast and YouTube channel. The evening was MC'ed by Christine Jackman, senior journalist and author.
2. A Big Dialogue at The Tivoli on 20 July on the question “Could Universal Basic Income Work in Australia?” between:
Gigi Foster, Professor and Director of Education, School of Economics, University of New South Wales and co-host of “The Economists” on ABC Radio National
Greg Marston, Deputy Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland and Australian representative of the global basic income movement, BIEN, and
John Humphreys, Sessional Lecturer, University of Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast, Fellow of the Australian Institute for Progress and founder of the Australian Libertarian Society and the Liberal Democrats
The discussion was moderated by Bob MacDonald, senior business journalist and former trade commissioner and ministerial advisor and featured an informational introduction by video from Simon Cowan, Research Director of the Centre for Independent Studies on Australian welfare and unemployment.The MC was actress and student, Kayci Gillies.