‘Issue #12’-Sydney Papers Online

The Social Media of Natural Disasters: The Queensland experience.

2017-05-10T17:23:35+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh made history, on 21 March 2009, when she became the first popularly elected female Premier in Australia. Prior to the election, she served as Queensland Premier from 13 September 2007, following the resignation of Peter Beattie. During early 2011, Queensland faced major tragedies after years of drought with floods and cyclones [...]

Building the foundations for change: Indigenous affairs in the Gillard Government

2017-05-10T17:04:07+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Following a report, in 2011, on Indigenous Affairs that highlighted continuing problems in Indigenous living conditions, Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin responded by pointing out that such problems had developed over many years and not just under Labor. “The problems we face that are demonstrated in this review did not just emerge in the last [...]

Climate Change and Carbon Dioxide Storage

2017-05-10T17:06:02+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Herbert Huppert is an internationally recognised geophysicist. In 2007, he was awarded the Murchison Medal of the Geological Society of London and, in May 2011, gave the Bakerian Prize Lecture of The Royal Society. Professor Huppert is Director at Cambridge University’s Institute Theoretical Geophysics and widely published on the fluid-mechanical principles in applications to [...]

My Life As A Political Blogger

2017-05-10T17:11:27+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

Iain Dale, who founded London’s Politicos bookshop, is one of Britain’s leading political commentators, appearing regularly on TV and radio. Iain Dale is best known for his political blog, Iain Dale’s Diary and football blog, West Ham Till I Die. He is a contributing editor and columnist for GQ Magazine, writes for the Daily Telegraph [...]

The Carbon Tax and Regional Australia

2017-05-10T17:05:02+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Wednesday the 8 June 2011, The Hon. Richard Marles, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, joined Sophie Mirabella, Opposition Shadow Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, to discuss the impact on regional Australia of a carbon tax. Both from Victoria, Richard Marles (Corio) and Sophie Mirabella (Indi) are well placed to evaluate how local [...]

Governing For The Long Term National Interest

2017-05-10T17:08:10+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Anthony Albanese is Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 28 June 2011. Looking back on three years of Labor government from the end of 2007, Anthony Albanese listed the many reforms and initiatives undertaken by the Rudd and Gillard Governments against a backdrop of global financial [...]

Tobacco Labelling – A View

2017-05-10T17:11:45+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2011, Australia prepared to legislate plain packaging for all cigarette sales in a bid to curb the damaging effects of smoking. A global first. So is this an example of a nanny state gone wild or a long overdue health measure? To discuss the proposed legislation, on Tuesday 14 June 2011, The Sydney Institute [...]

Reflections on Age Discrimination: The price we pay for growing older

2017-05-10T17:16:02+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination Australian Human Rights Commission Elizabeth Broderick addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 21 June 2011. The speech marked the end of Elizabeth Broderick’s term as Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination with the government’s decision to appoint a separate commissioner for the aged. Elizabeth Broderick’s message to [...]

Is the war on Terrorism still necessary?

2017-05-10T17:16:23+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Centre for Civil-Military Relations. He is also a senior editor of The Middle East Quarterly. Between 2002-04, Rubin  worked as a staff adviser for Iran and Iraq in OSD/ISA/NESA at the Pentagon, in which capacity [...]

Westmin-Ovation: Valuing people in reform of NSW public services.

2017-05-10T17:19:22+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Barry O’Farrell, Premier of New South Wales, addressed The Sydney Institute on Monday 4 July 2011. His speech marked the end of the first 100 days of the newly elected Liberal-National Coalition NSW government following a landslide win at the March 2011 state election. With a larger than average task ahead of it, [...]