Australian libertarianism is beginning to grow in the hearts and minds of many Australians. Maybe like you, I have noticed that libertarian ideas and attitudes are rapidly spreading to family, friends and acquaintances. I think this is because we are becoming more vocal about our objections to the growth and celebration of the nanny state. Avenues for our political expression, such as Facebook, have been invaluable to: 1) sowing ‘liberty thought’ seeds, and 2) becoming an alternative voice in political ‘comment wars’.
Certainly the emerging prominence of the Liberal Democrats is another measure of vibrant Australian Libertarianism. As a matter of fact, this was the first election where I’ve left the polls with a positive attitude after seeing the LDP on the Senate ballot box.
Another measure of growing libertarianism in Australia is the growth of liberty-oriented websites that aren’t associated with any political party. The last couple years have seen various kinds of Aussie Libertarian websites pop-up on the Internet. Let’s look at a few: