• Study the thought of Edmund Burke
  • Apply the thought of Edmund Burke
  • Take part in instructive and entertaining meetings
  • Enjoy the fellowship of the like-minded

…when bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle…

WELCOME to the website of Edmund Burke’s Club (Australia) Inc. The quotation above comes from one of Edmund Burke’s most powerful pamphlets, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770). Burke was writing about the ‘distempers’ in government that arose from the throne’s creeping influence in the British parliament by way of ‘friendly’ members bought off with favours or subdued by threats of the loss of patronage. Members became divided into the King’s ‘in’ or ‘out’ group. Burke argued for the integrity of the parliament and against abuses of the system. The remedy for the abuse whether it came from within or from outside the parliament by people pursuing their own interests was for men of principle to join in common cause – to be become a party of principle and sustained policy.

Members of Edmund Burke’s Club (Australia) Inc. think Edmund Burke had a lot to say about government, political reason, culture and nation that has much application in our present discontents. They have come together to study his thought. Read more

December General Meeting 2018:

The final Edmund Burke’s Club of Australia General Meeting for 2018 will be held on Friday, 7th December at the Savage Club. Members and guests are asked to arrive at 6 pm for pre-drinks with the talk to commence from 6:30 pm. Our speaker at the meeting will be Mr Patrick Byrne, the National President of the National Civic Council. He will be presenting on his recent publication, ‘Transgender: One Shade of Grey”.

We will also be holding a two-course (main and dessert) dinner at the Savage Club at the conclusion of the meeting. The price for this dinner will be $75.00. This price includes drinks during dinner.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this occasion.

The RSVP date is Tuesday, 4th November, which can be made via our email address at edmundburkeclub@gmail.com.

A reminder that the dress code for the Savage Club is tie & jacket for men and the equivalent for ladies.

Thank you once again for your support of the Edmund Burke’s Club in 2018.

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