On our interview show this week our guest is Bianca Talbot from Students for Liberty Australia and New Zealand. She currently works as a Legal Assistant and is about to complete a Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University in Perth. She is also Secretary of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association. During her studies, she worked as personal trainer.
She was the Liberal candidate for the seat of Kwinana at the recent Western Australian state election. She is the Communications Director for Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty. Last year she took part in election tour of the United States where she was able to witness the Trump victory first hand. Most recently she was my debate partner at the Friedman Conference Student Training Day on topic of is nationalism good for liberty? A debate which we won.
We discuss with her how she came to current political beliefs and what issues are most important to her. We ask about her experiences being an election candidate and her trip to the United States during Trump’s victory and her assessment of his performance so far. We reflect on our debate performance and discuss the reasons why we won, we ask her to make the case of why right leaning people should support Students for Liberty despite its reputation of being a left libertarian organization. We discuss the current divide between the left and right of the libertarian movement and whether these differences can be reconciled to promote the great good of liberty. We finish by discussing the differences between Western Australia and the rest of Australia and judge the performance of the new Labor Premier in that state.