PLANNING, PROGRESS, AND PRODUCTIVITY POST-PANDEMIC

2021-05-05T13:45:32+10:0029 April 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Rob Stokes MP is NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces. Addressing The Sydney Institute on Thursday 29 April 2021 – in the Institute’s first face-to-face meeting following COVID-19 social distancing regulations were relaxed – the minister gave a wide-ranging speech on the transformation of global urban development up to 2020, alongside the [...]

WHY DO WE FUND THE ARTS?

2021-05-05T13:47:03+10:007 April 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Paul Fletcher is the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts. On Wednesday 7 April 2021, Paul Fletcher addressed The Sydney Institute on the topic of funding the Arts. While making it clear that Coalition governments have been consistent supporters of the Arts in Australia, he cautioned that priorities are in constant need [...]

FROM FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – A REFLECTION

2021-05-05T13:47:19+10:0030 March 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Tuesday 30 March 2021, Dave Sharma, Member for Wentworth and former Australian Ambassador to Israel, gave a Zoom address to The Sydney Institute 30 March 2021. His topic ranged broadly, picking up threads from his multicultural growing up and Australian identity through to international work with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and on to [...]

THE RISE AND FALL OF DONALD TRUMP – HOW, WHY AND WITH WHAT EFFECT

2021-05-05T13:47:38+10:0023 March 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

As the fallout from the defeat of Donald Trump by Joe Biden in the US presidential election 2020 subsided, on Tuesday 23 March 20021, The Sydney Institute conducted a Zoom meeting for members with former ABC foreign correspondent Zoe Daniel to reflect on what she had found in research for her book, written with colleague [...]

REBUILDING AUSTRALIA: SEIZING OUR CHANCE TO MAKE THINGS IN A POST-COVID WORLD

2021-05-05T13:48:05+10:0016 March 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Tuesday 16 March 2021, Daniel Walton, AWU National Secretary gave an address to The Sydney Institute, filmed for Youtube, in which he set out a vision for Australian manufacturing in an era of new green energy and global, climate change transformation of energy uses. Taking his cue from the innovative government support through such [...]

THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY AND BUDGET 2021

2021-05-05T13:48:38+10:0015 March 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Robert Gottliebsen has been writing and commentating on the Australian economy for more than half a century. These days, he is a regular columnist for The Australian. As Australia emerged from its 2020 pandemic lockdowns and social distancing, discussion of just how the 2021 Budget would handle the recovery began. In a comprehensive discussion via [...]

THE VOICELESS DECADES

2021-03-10T11:23:27+11:0010 March 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: |

At a “virtual” function and discussion for The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 8 July 2020, Josephine Cashman, Indigenous lawyer and businesswoman, spoke for The Sydney Institute on the complexities surrounding leadership of Indigenous politics over decades. She was joined by Indigenous leader Warren Mundine who spoke frankly about the “truths” that matter to Indigenous Australians [...]

THE VOICELESS DECADES

2021-03-04T14:41:40+11:004 March 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: |

At a “virtual” function and discussion for The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 8 July 2020, Josephine Cashman, Indigenous lawyer and businesswoman, spoke for The Sydney Institute on the complexities surrounding leadership of Indigenous politics over decades. She was joined by Indigenous leader Warren Mundine who spoke frankly about the “truths” that matter to Indigenous Australians [...]

ROCK STARS OR DOGGED COMPETITORS? HOW TO PICK AN OPPOSITION LEADER

2021-05-05T13:49:03+10:002 March 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Tuesday 2 March 2021, The Hon Michael Knight AO, former NSW politician and Minister for the Olympics in the Carr Government, spoke for The Sydney Institute in an address filmed for Youtube broadcast. At a time when the federal Labor opposition was facing challenges over its leadership at a time of pandemic, Michael Knight [...]

AUSTRALIAN POLITICS – AS SEEN FROM VICTORIA

2021-05-05T13:49:44+10:002 March 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

As debate over the culture within Parliament House Canberra erupted on social media and in mainstream media, and Australians adjusted to a second year under COVID regulations, former president of the Victorian Liberal Party and Sky News commentator Michael Kroger conducted a Zoom Sydney Institute meeting on Tuesday 2 March 2021. His theme was a [...]

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