‘Issue #14’-Sydney Papers Online

Launching “Joseph Lyons – The People’s Prime Minister”

2017-05-10T16:13:24+10:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Tuesday 18 October, the Hon John Howard launched Anne Henderson’s Joseph Lyons – The People’s Prime Minister (New South Press). John Howard was introduced by Stuart Clark, a managing partner at Clayton Utz. Anne Henderson is Deputy Director of The Sydney Institute. Introduction – Stuart Clark Welcome to Clayton Utz. It is a real [...]

Pluralists, Partisans and Public Discourse

2017-05-10T16:13:41+10:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In a speech to the staff of the Australian Broadcasting Commission in March 2010, ABC Chairman Maurice Newman said, “At the ABC, I believe we must re-energise the spirit of enquiry.  Be dynamic and challenging – to look for contrary points of view, to ensure that the maverick voice will not be silenced.” As ABC [...]

Prime Minister Joseph Lyons’ Place in History

2017-05-10T16:26:32+10:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Monday 24 October 2011, The Hon Tony Smith MP, who is the Member for Casey and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Tax Reform and Deputy Chairman, Coalition Policy Development Committee, launched Anne Henderson’s Joseph Lyons – The People’s Prime Minister in Melbourne. Tony Smith’s address on Joseph Lyons is published here as a reflection on [...]

A Year in Retrospect, a Decade in Prospect

2017-05-10T16:26:51+10:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM, is Secretary to the Treasury. As Secretary, he is a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Australian Office of Financial Management, member of the Board of Taxation, Infrastructure Australia, Council of Financial Regulators and the Centre for International Finance and Regulation. [...]

Security and Intelligence in Australia

2017-05-10T16:27:40+10:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Tuesday 24 January 2012, David Irvine, Director-General of Security (ASIO), addressed a capacity crowd at The Sydney Institute to outline comprehensively the work of Australia’s Intelligence forces, their purpose and their importance to Australians both commercially and  generally. David Irvine reminded his audience that, in the broadened definition of security threats, homeland security now [...]

The ABC and the Arts – A Matter of Consequence

2017-05-10T16:34:39+10:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Jonathan Mills is the director of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Artistic Adviser of the Melbourne Recital Centre. Born in Sydney, Mills studied architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology then graduated in music from the University of Sydney, studying composition under Peter Sculthorpe. He went on to become Artistic Director of the [...]

Are Australians better at poetry than sport?

2017-05-10T16:36:22+10:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Robert Gray has been a writer-in-residence at Meiji University in Tokyo and at several Australian universities and has won the Adelaide Arts Festival and the New South Wales and Victorian Premiers' Awards for poetry, in addition to the Patrick White Award. Geoffrey Lehmann has published seven collections of poetry, including “Selected Poems” and “Collected Poems”, edited two [...]

Sharia in the West – Is This a Reality?

2017-05-10T16:35:31+10:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Raheel Raza is an award winning writer, professional speaker, diversity consultant, documentary filmmaker, playwright and author of Their jihad... not my jihad; A Muslim Woman Speaks Out. Born in Pakistan, Raheel Raza now lives in Toronto, Canada, where she is a board member of the Muslim Canadian Congress and a freelance journalist. On a visit [...]

Building your Own Luck: A stronger economy for a stronger Australia

2017-05-10T16:28:57+10:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2011, Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labor government struggled against the ongoing attacks from opposition leader Tony Abbott. In this, and in spite of leading comfortably in the polls, Tony Abbott carried the reputation for being too negative. However, on Monday 21 November, in an address to The Sydney Institute, the Hon Tony Abbott delivered [...]

Foreign Affairs – A Life in the Service

2017-05-10T16:30:55+10:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

Philip Flood AO is a former head of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Office of NationalAssessments and the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau. During Philip Flood’s years as a senior Australian diplomat, Australia moved closer to Asia, abolished the White Australia policy, strengthened ties with the US and made a dramatic [...]