The Abbott Government’s Deregulation Agenda

2017-05-10T10:59:13+10:0027 October 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Josh Frydenberg is the Member for Kooyong and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister – with responsibility for de-regulation. Prior to entering politics, he qualified as a lawyer and was a director of Global Banking at Deutsche Bank and worked as a senior policy adviser to both the Hon Alexander Downer and Prime Minister John [...]

Remembering Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies

2017-05-10T10:48:44+10:0022 October 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Heather Henderson is the daughter of Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies, the editor of Letters to My Daughter and, most recently, author of A Smile for My Parents. Heather Henderson was born in Melbourne and moved to Canberra in 1951 after her father Robert Menzies became prime minister. In 1955 she married Peter Henderson [...]

Egypt Today – The Way to Peace

2017-05-10T10:49:03+10:009 October 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Ambassador Mohamed El-Orabi is Head of Congress Party, Egypt, and a former Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs. As Assistant Minister for Multi-Lateral Economic Affairs, from September 2008 until January 2011, Ambassador El-Orabi has intimate knowledge of Egyptian politics as unrest upset community and social relations within the nation over the past two years. Ambassador El-Orabi [...]

Franklin D Roosevelt and America’s European Pivot

2017-05-10T10:49:18+10:009 October 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Michael Fullilove is the executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. A Rhodes scholar and a former prime ministerial adviser, he writes widely on global issues for publications such as The New York Times, Financial Times, The Daily Beast and Foreign [...]

Nick Greiner – A Political Life

2017-05-10T10:49:45+10:008 October 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Nick Greiner came into office as Premier of New South Wales in 1988, wanting to do more than change lifestyles, win re-election and remain popular, and he proceeded to implement a wide-ranging and enduring transformation of what he called “NSW Inc.”. To many, Greiner’s untimely end as premier leaves many questions. Ian Hancock, historian and [...]

Henry Plantagenet, Eleanor of Aquitane, Power, Seduction and Politics

2017-05-10T10:50:13+10:007 October 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Blanche D’Alpuget is an award winning author and essayist. In 1982, her perfectly timed biography of Bob Hawke, a year before he won power and became Australian prime minister, won D'Alpuget the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award. She went on to write more political history. The Young Lion, her latest work, is her first novel [...]

Going to the People – Election Campaign 2013

2017-05-10T10:50:52+10:001 October 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Australian federal election 2013 was a clear win for Tony Abbott and the Liberal/National party coalition. But some individual campaigns were specially outstanding. Sarah Henderson MP was born in Geelong and is a former Australian broadcast journalist known for her work on the ABC’s 7.30 Report and for her consumer advocacy on The Investigators. [...]

Going to the People-Election Campaign 2013

2017-05-10T10:50:36+10:001 October 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Australian federal election 2013 was a clear win for Tony Abbott and the Liberal/National party coalition. But some individual campaigns were especially outstanding. Michelle Rowland MP, formerly a senior lawyer specialising in competition and regulation in telecommunications, media and technology sectors, was elected to the federal seat of Greenway in August 2010. Rowland’s links [...]

Rome and the Holy See

2017-05-10T10:51:10+10:0025 September 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Tim Fischer AC, former Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, has since published his account of his 1000 days in his ambassadorial job in the book Holy See, Unholy Me. As Australia’s first ambassador in Rome, Tim Fischer brought a new relationship to the Vatican city between a country of distinct Anglo colonial [...]

Women in the Australian Defence Force

2017-05-10T10:51:26+10:0016 September 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In April 2011, the Australian Department of Defence asked Sex Discrimination Commissioner to conduct an independent Review into the Treatment of Women - both in the Australian Defence Force Academy, or ADFA, and in the broader Australian Defence Force - on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Report was tabled in federal parliament [...]

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