Jennifer Hewett

A POLITICAL UPDATE – SETTING THE SCENE FOR 2020

2020-05-11T11:11:20+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Summer in south-eastern Australia was particularly severe with continuing drought being added to by a prolonged bushfire season. The Morrison Government – having won the “unwinnable election” in May 2019 began 2020 under increased pressure with any Budget surplus looking challenged, especially with the outbreak of the coronavirus virus on mainland China, world markets nervous [...]

Paul Kelly & Jennifer Hewett: A Political Update – Setting the Scene for 2020

2020-02-07T09:50:06+11:00Tags: , |

SPEAKERS:   PAUL KELLY (Editor At Large – The Australian) & JENNIFER HEWETT (National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review) DATE:             Monday 10 February 2020 *Book from 27 January 2020** TIME:              5.30 for 6pm  LIGHT REFRESHMENTS  *MEMBERS & ONE GUEST ONLY* TOPIC:           A Political Update – Setting the Scene for 2020 VENUE:         King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer [...]

Budget 2018: The Aftermath

2018-07-03T12:54:00+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Budget 2018 handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison on Tuesday 8 May 2018 was described by the Australian Institute of Company Directors as “heroic” in its wage growth forecasts, by others as “all about tax” and from Opposition leader Bill Shorten that Australia “deserves better”. For all that, the Budget did receive the endorsement of former treasurer [...]

Budget 2018: The Aftermath

2018-12-06T13:32:17+11:00Categories: Function|Tags: , , , |

Speaker(s): Jennifer Hewett (National Affairs Columnist on Business & Politics, Australian Financial Review) & Adam Creighton (Economics Correspondent, The Australian) Date: 2018-05-22 Topic: Budget 2018: The Aftermath Venue: The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm Book from: 9 May 2018    

Australia’s Workplace Relations Framework: The Case for Reform

2017-09-19T11:48:58+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

Following Martin Ferguson’s address to The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 8 August, Jennifer Hewett, National Affairs Columnist for The Australian Financial Review, discussed some of the issues he had raised in a brief Q & A. The paper which follows is taken from a transcript of that discussion.   AUSTRALIA'S WORKPLACE RELATIONS FRAMEWORK: THE CASE [...]

Australia’s Workplace Relations Framework: the Case for Reform

2018-12-06T14:03:05+11:00Categories: Function|Tags: , , , |

Speaker(s):   MARTIN FERGUSON AM (Former Labor Minister) & JENNIFER HEWETT (National Affairs Columnist – The Australian Financial Review) Date: 2017-08-08 Topic: Australia’s Workplace Relations Framework: the Case for Reform Venue: The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm  Book from:  25 July 2017

THE ABBOTT GOVERNMENT – A MID-TERM REPORT

2017-05-12T19:37:09+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

With reaction to the Abbott Government’s second budget a great deal more favourable that that which greeted the budget for 2014, The Sydney Institute brought together four political commentators to assess how the government could be seen to be doing. Jennifer Hewitt, National Affairs columnist, for The Australian Financial Review, Chris Kenny, columnist with The [...]