AUSTRALIAN POLITICS – SCOTT MORRISON AND THE COALITION GOVERNMENT

2021-05-05T13:51:00+10:0010 February 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

As 2021 began to emerge from the worst of the pandemic of 2020, the Morrison Government faced new challenges. On Wednesday 10 February 2021, Paul Kelly, journalist, author and media commentator, conducted a Zoom meeting for Sydney Institute members. In a comprehensive discussion, Paul Kelly observed 2021 would be the year the prime minister Scott [...]

SIR JOHN KERR AND THE DISMISSAL – THE TRUTH OF THE PALACE LETTERS  

2021-02-03T14:53:46+11:002 February 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In July 2020, the National Archives of Australia released the correspondence between Australia’s Governor General Sir John Kerr and Buckingham Palace during the constitutional crisis of 1975. This came about as the result of a High Court decision brought on by legal action from historian Jenny Hocking. In the wake of the Palace letters release, [...]

POLITICS AND THE PANDEMIC

2020-08-19T10:01:45+10:0013 August 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

As the lockdown in Australia took effect during the first half of 2020, well known commentator and Editor-at-Large at The Australian Paul Kelly, spoke for The Sydney Institute in a filmed for Youtube broadcast about the implications of the pandemic for political and economic life in the Australian states. Paul Kelly’s speech filmed on 6 [...]

A POLITICAL UPDATE – SETTING THE SCENE FOR 2020

2020-05-08T16:11:26+10:0013 March 2020|Categories: 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+11:0013 January 2020|Tags: , |

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 [...]

AUSTRALIA VOTES – AN EVENING AFTER THE ELECTION

2020-08-19T15:31:06+10:002 July 2019|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

On Saturday 18 May 2019, Australia voted and the opinion polls were wrong. Prime Minister Scott Morrison pulled off what had been predicted to be an impossible win. In March 2019, at The Sydney Institute, Caroline Overington and Paul Kelly could not see the Coalition winning. On Monday 20 May 2019, author and Associate Editor [...]

A Night After the Election: Australian Politics Today

2020-01-01T21:05:20+11:0015 May 2019|Categories: Caroline Overington, Function, Paul Kelly|Tags: , , |

SPEAKER:      PAUL KELLY (Editor at Large, The Australian and Author) & CAROLINE OVERINGTON (Associate Editor,The Australian and Author) DATE:             Monday 20 May 2019 *Book from 6 April 2019** TIME:             5.30 for 6pm LIGHT REFRESHMENTS   ***MEMBERS AND ONE GUEST ONLY*** TOPIC:            A Night After the Election: Australian Politics Today VENUE:           The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor [...]

An Evening Before the Election

2019-04-18T10:07:40+10:0015 April 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

With a federal election looming by May 2019, and the polls for many months predicting an easy win for the Labor opposition led by Bill Shorten, The Sydney Institute held a seminar evening discussion on Wednesday 6 March 2019. Leading the discussion were Paul Kelly, commentator, columnist The Australian, editor and author and Caroline Overington, [...]

A Night Before the Election: Australian Politics Today

2019-03-08T15:05:29+11:0022 February 2019|Categories: Function|Tags: , , , |

Speaker(s): Paul Kelly (Journalist and author) & Caroline Overington (Columnist,The Australian & author) Date: 6 Mar 2019 Topic: A Night Before the Election: Australian Politics Today Venue: The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm Book from: Now  

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