Compulsory Superannuation – A View

2017-05-10T17:21:21+10:0025 August 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In a presentation to The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 6 July 2011, on compulsory superannuation and its future benefit to Australians, Ross Cameron, former Liberal Party Member for Parramatta and now company director and contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald joined Dallas McInerney, who has worked in financial service regulation at ASIC and is currently [...]

Environmental Issues and the Murray Darling Basin

2017-05-10T17:21:39+10:0025 August 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Tony Burke is the Minister for sustainability, environment, water, population and communities. The drought years in Australia from 2000, have focussed government attention to a host of environmental issues besetting Australia – including the issue of climate change. This makes Tony Burke’s portfolio responsibilities especially pertinent to modern Australia. Concentrating on the most [...]

The Social Media of Natural Disasters: The Queensland experience.

2017-05-10T17:23:35+10:0025 August 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+10:0025 August 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+10:0025 August 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+10:0025 August 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+10:0025 August 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+10:0025 August 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+10:0025 August 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+10:0025 August 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 [...]

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