Multiculturalism in the Australian Context

2017-05-10T17:54:15+10:0017 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Chris Bowen MP was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship on 14 September 2010. He was born and grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and in 1998-9 was Mayor of Fairfield. His electorate of McMahon takes in suburbs west of Sydney’s Fairfield and Prospect and is the heart [...]

White Savages? Sketches of Colonial Manners

2017-05-10T17:54:36+10:0017 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Associate Professor and author Penny Russell is fascinated by snobs and social climbers, scandals large and small, and the mysterious ways people lived, loved and learned in times past. Firmly wedded to the nineteenth century, Russell avidly pursues the “small talk” of history in Australia and England, finding within private writing and the intimacies of [...]

In Search of Sydney

2017-05-10T17:55:00+10:0017 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Delia Falconer is a senior lecturer at the University of Technology in Sydney and an acclaimed writer – most recently of Sydney (New South Press). Her two novels are the bestselling The Service of Clouds, (short listed for major literary awards including the Miles Franklin, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and the [...]

Minority Government in Australia and Canada

2017-05-10T18:12:05+10:0016 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Anne Twomey, from Sydney University Law School, has also worked for the High Court of Australia as a Senior Research Officer, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service as a researcher in the Law and Government Group, the Commonwealth Senate as Secretary to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee, and The Cabinet Office of NSW as [...]

Minority government – Canada and Australia

2017-05-10T17:55:20+10:0016 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Jeffrey Simpson, national affairs columnist for Canada’s Globe and Mail, is the recipient of all three leading Canadian literary prizes. Author of six books, Jeffrey Simpson speaks at dozens of major conferences here and abroad on a variety of domestic and international issues and is a regular television contributor. On Thursday 18 November 2010, Jeffrey [...]

The World Needs a Different China

2017-05-10T17:56:56+10:0016 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Wu'er Kaixi made his name as one of the prominent student leaders in the Tiananmen Square student protests of 1989. He fled to France, then studied at Harvard University and afterwards emigrated to Taiwan, where he was a talk show host for a local radio station from 1998 to 2001, also appearing frequently on television [...]

The World needs a Different China

2017-05-10T17:57:16+10:0016 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Chin Jin is a Chinese-born Australian who has lived in NSW since 1988. He has been active in the overseas Chinese democratic movement since early 1989. Chin Jin is an MA graduate of the University of Western Sydney, and has written widely on Human Rights and the political structure of China. He hosted the Dalai [...]

Georgia in 2010: Afghanistan, Georgian foreign policy and trade and investment

2017-05-10T18:03:10+10:0016 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

As the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, a contributor to the NATO-led military campaign in war-torn Afghanistan, Alexander Nalbandov made a visit to Sydney in 2010. Georgia has deployed 900 troops as part of the international coalition fighting Taliban militants. On Monday 15 November 2010, Alexander Nalbandov addressed The Sydney Institute. In his [...]

“Poor old pinko conservative, half-arsed political puritan, cyrpto-fascist”: Barry Humpries and the politics of satire

2017-05-10T18:06:08+10:0016 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Barry Humphries has twice written his life in autobiographies – with different takes on the same life. But neither account gives the whole story. Dr Anne Pender took years researching, interviewing and delving into the real Barry Humphries to produce a more comprehensive story. Her book, One Man Show, examines the life, and the aspirations [...]

Wikileaks – A Discussion

2017-05-10T17:58:30+10:0016 March 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Gerard Henderson, Executive Director of The Sydney Institute, is also a weekly columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald. In his weekly Sydney Institute blog Media Watch Dog, Gerard Henderson has become a regular critic of Australia’s mainsteam media, in particular some of its left leaning personalities. On Wednesday 27 January 2011, Gerard Henderson joined Richard [...]

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