Syria: The Assad Regime And The Rebels

2017-05-10T15:33:53+10:0017 July 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Jonathan Spyer is a Senior Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Centre in Herzliya, Israel and the author of Transforming Fire – The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict. In early 2012, Dr Spyer made visits to Syria and Lebanon and gained first hand information on the situation there. On a visit [...]

Losing – And Finding – Italy Down Under

2017-05-10T15:21:01+10:0026 June 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Rebecca Huntley is a researcher with a background in publishing, academia and politics. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in Gender Studies and is a Director of Ipsos Mackay research. Rebecca Huntley is also the author of The World According to Y: Inside the New Adult Generation and Eating [...]

The Struggle For The Soul Of The Labor Movement

2017-05-10T15:23:32+10:0019 June 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Rodney Cavalier AO is a former NSW Minister in the Wran and Unsworth Governments. He is also the author of a powerful critique of contemporary Labor - Power crisis: the self-destruction of a state Labor Party (2010). On Tuesday 19 June, Rodney Cavalier joined Cassandra Wilkinson, author, activist and former senior adviser in [...]

Where To From Here For Labor?

2017-05-10T15:22:05+10:0019 June 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Cassandra Wilkinson is a founder of Australia's youth arts and culture FM radio station FBi and a social commentator who writes and speaks about the virtues of freedom from rock 'n' roll to immigration and the WTO. She is also a former senior adviser in the NSW Keneally Government and the author of Don't Panic: [...]

The Struggle For The Soul Of The Labour Movement

2017-05-10T15:24:01+10:0016 June 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Jim Macken is one of the Australian labour movement’s icons and dissidents. A former judge of the Industrial Commission of New South Wales, Jim Macken was among those union leaders who sided with the anti-communist labour operatives of the 1950s and 1960s as secretary of the Marine Motor Drivers Union and President of the NSW [...]

How The North Was Won

2017-05-10T15:24:23+10:0012 June 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In March 2011, Campbell Newman – then Lord Mayor of Brisbane – announced hewould seek pre-selection for the Queensland state seat of Ashgrove, held by Laborand needing more than a 7 per cent swing for Campbell to win. Campbell Newman,subsequently, was voted leader of the newly formed Liberal National Party –although still unelected to the [...]

Predictability In Australia’s Foreign Policy

2017-05-10T15:26:48+10:005 June 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Julie Bishop was a minister in the Howard Government and held the portfolios of Ageing and Education, Science and Training and was the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues. Following the defeat of the Howard Government in 2007, Julie Bishop was elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in November 2007. [...]

The Finkelstein Media Report And Media Regulation

2017-05-10T15:27:09+10:0028 May 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Gail Hambly holds degrees in Law, Science and Economics and is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Fairfax Media Ltd, responsible for legal services across Fairfax Media Ltd. She also serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre of Media and Communications Law at Melbourne University. Following the release of the [...]

The Finkelstein Media Report and Media Regulation

2017-05-10T15:27:43+10:0028 May 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Matthew Ricketson is a journalist and academic who has worked on staff at The Australian and Time Australia magazine, among other publications. He has held the position as Media and Communications Editor of The Age newspaper between 2006 and early 2009, run the Journalism program at RMIT for 11 years and is currently Professor of Journalism at the University [...]

Larger Than Life: Roddy Meagher QC

2017-05-10T15:27:56+10:0023 May 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Damien Freeman studied law, philosophy and classical Hebrew and Aramaic at Sydney University and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the author of Art’s Emotions: Ethics, Expression and Aesthetic Experience, is a regular contributor to a number of legal magazines and teaches ethics and aesthetics at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Damien Freeman addressed The Sydney Institute on [...]

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