‘Issue #12’-Sydney Papers Online

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, [...]

Mother and Son – Life with Austen Tayshus

2017-05-10T17:20:21+10:00August 25th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Margaret Gutman is a former executive director of the Jewish Board of Deputies in Sydney. She is also the mother of Australian comedian, Sandy Gutman, aka Austen Tayshus. Margaret Gutman’s late husband Isaac Gutman, Sandy’s father, was a holocaust survivor and his experiences during World War II profoundly affected Sandy Gutman’s growing up. On Tuesday [...]

Compulsory Superannuation – A View

2017-05-10T17:21:21+10:00August 25th, 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+10:00August 25th, 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+10:00August 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 [...]