‘Issue #23’-Sydney Papers Online

Party Time: Who Runs China and How?

2017-05-12T19:50:13+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Nearly a century after its underground beginnings in a Shanghai schoolroom, the Chinese Communist Party today exerts remarkable control. Business deals require party approval. University courses reflect party doctrine. Party families amass incredible wealth while other enterprises are squeezed out. The party itself has over 80 million members, who range from lowly functionaries to unapproachable [...]

Australia’s Immigration Future under a Coalition Government

2017-05-10T11:11:58+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

A few days before the 2013 federal election, Shadow Minister for Productivity and Population and Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Scott Morrison MP addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 3 September 2013. With an easy Coalition victory predicted, and the issue of boat arrivals of asylum seekers at crisis level, the topic of Australia’s [...]

Australia in the next decade – A Gen X Point of View

2017-05-12T19:44:08+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Australians prepared to vote in a new government in September 2013 with Liberal Party and Labor Party leaders, Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd, campaigning on a new start, with “change” their theme. With the under 40s as the voice of this change – both in the electorates and in Canberra, the views of two younger [...]

Australia in the next decade – A Gen X Point of View

2017-05-12T19:44:26+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Australians prepared to vote in a new government in September 2013 with Liberal Party and Labor Party leaders, Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd, campaigning on a new start, with “change” their theme. With the under 40s as the voice of this change – both in the electorates and in Canberra, the views of two younger [...]

The Middle East in Upheaval: Interpreting and Predicting

2017-05-12T19:45:25+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Daniel Pipes is founder and head of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum (MEF). He is also an American writer and political commentator, and widely regarded as one of the most articulate conservatives in the US. Daniel Pipes has written or co-written more than a dozen books and writes for many newspapers and magazines. He lectures [...]

Iran, Red Lines and Other Threats

2017-05-12T19:46:28+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Michael Singh is Managing Director of The Washington Institute and a former senior director for Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council. Singh has written extensively on Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international economics, and US national security strategy broadly. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Foreign [...]