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About Peter Fenwick

Peter Fenwick is an octogenarian libertarian.


He has written three booksThe Fragility of Freedom, Liberty at Risk, and The Fortunate - and is a contributor to Quadrant and News Weekly, two of Australia's oldest and respected political journals. He blogs at where he applies Austrian economics and libertarian philosophy to current issues.


Peter was born in Geelong, Australia and educated at The Geelong College. He has a BE and an MBA from Melbourne University.


In 1976, Peter founded Fenwick Software, an IT consultancy. Its culture is built on the principles of classical liberalism. When he retired in 2011, he established an employee shareholder scheme, and sold 75 percent to key staff, one of whom, Greg Galloway, has been managing the firm successfully ever since. It now has 55 staff and offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.


Peter plays chess and royal tennis.  He has been married to Jill, a teacher, historian and author, since 1966. They have three sons and three grandchildren. They live in East Melbourne, Australia.

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