Sydney Paper Archive

Freedom and Prosperity – Liberal Party Legacy

2018-06-08T11:32:37+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

The Hon Julia Bishop is Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. On Monday 2 March, Julie Bishop addressed The Sydney Institute and spoke of the fundamentals of liberalism on which Robert Menzies had built the Liberal Party of Australia. Her message to other Liberals, and Australians generally, was to recall Robert Menzies’ [...]

E-Campaigning in the Democratic Party

2018-06-08T11:32:34+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

On a visit to Australia sponsored by Microsoft, Joe Trippi, United States media consultant and campaign manager and  author of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet and the Overthrow of Everything [HarperCollins], addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 24 February 2009. Joe Trippi’s innovative use of the internet for small-donor fundraising in [...]

A Resilient Australia

2018-06-08T11:32:34+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

The Hon Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations; Minister for Education; Minister for Social Inclusion, returned to The Sydney Institute on Thursday 19 February to speak about how Labor could energise Australians in their time of crisis through good policy in education and programs supporting initiative and inclusion – [...]

Indigenous Affairs – A New Conversation

2018-06-08T11:32:35+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

As the anniversary of the Australian federal government’s Apology to Indigenous Australians approached, Dr Marcia Langton, head of the Australian Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Melbourne, and Warren Mundine, Chief Executive Officer, Native Title Services Corporation, addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 10 February 2009. While the tenor of their message was increasing [...]

Beyond the Wire: Refugee Advocacy in Australia

2018-06-08T11:32:35+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

Australia’s recent policy of mandatory detention for unlawful arrivals on its shores is a chequered and distressing history. Journalist and author Margot O’Neill spent a couple of years researching how the policy drew hundreds of ordinary Australians together to advocate for detainees and protest at mandatory detention over more than a decade. Her book, Blind [...]

The World Financial Crisis: How Did it Happen?

2018-06-08T11:32:36+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

On Wednesday 28 January 2009, The Sydney Institute held an early evening seminar to discuss the causes of the Global Financial Crisis then unfolding. The speakers were Mark Johnson, a former Chairman of Macquarie Bank, Dr John Edwards, Chief Economist with HSBC and Dr Timo Henckel, a Research Fellow with the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic [...]

Magic Pudding Economics: The Economy Under Labor

2018-06-08T11:32:34+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

Senator Helen Coonan is the Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation and, on Tuesday 31 March 2009, addressed The Sydney Institute to put the Opposition’s case against the government’s response to the Global Financial Crisis. Reminding the audience that Australia had entered the GFC in better economic shape than comparable Western nations, thanks [...]

Causes of the Global Financial Crisis

2018-06-08T11:32:36+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

On Wednesday 28 January 2009, The Sydney Institute held an early evening seminar to discuss the causes of the Global Financial Crisis then unfolding. The speakers were Mark Johnson, a former Chairman of Macquarie Bank, Dr John Edwards, Chief Economist with HSBC and Dr Timo Henckel, a Research Fellow with the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic [...]

Rethinking Education with the Little Black School Book

2018-06-08T11:32:34+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

What is happening to the teaching of history? Academics like Anna Clark believe that for many Australian school students, learning about their nation’s history is about as bad as history gets. For Mark Lopez, bias and political correctness has censored out many of the facts of the past for a record of alienation or denial. [...]

Australia, The Netherlands and the World

2018-06-08T11:32:37+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

H.E Maxime Verhagen, Netherlands Minister for Foreign Affairs, addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 20 January 2009, an important time in global affairs – as the US welcomed its new president Barack Obama and a change of administration and as the war in Afghanistan entered a new and more dangerous phase. Maxime Verhagen stressed the [...]