‘Issue #25’-Sydney Papers Online

The Geopolitics of America’s Pivot to the Pacific

2017-05-10T10:32:34+10:00May 14th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Andrew Neil is a leading BBC politics host (the Tony Jones of Britain but with a conservative bent) and former editor of The Sunday Times who fell out spectacularly with Rupert Murdoch, founder of Sky News UK. Neil is currently publisher of the Spectator, presenter of This Week with ex-Conservative minister Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson. [...]

Beyond The Horror – Gardens, Ghettos And Georgina

2017-05-10T10:36:02+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In December 1944, whilst heavy snows fell over Budapest and soldiers battled for the streets, Georgina, a young Jewish woman was nearly starving to death with her newborn child. … For Georgina there was no choice. Alone and completely vulnerable, she headed out into the freezing cold. Her story is the story of many in [...]

Responding To Crises Of Human Rights – From North Korea To Syria

2017-05-10T10:36:16+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading international human rights organisations, which operates in more than 90 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington, DC. Roth has conducted numerous [...]

Beyond the Horror – Gardens, Ghettos and Georgina

2017-05-10T10:36:31+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Jacquelynne Willcox is Senior Vice President at Weber Shandwick and the author of a PhD thesis on “Gardens & Ghettos”. The study in Willcox’s thesis covers the incredible phenomena of gardens established in the Jewish ghettos under Nazi occupation. Says Willcox, “The garden narrative appears to have faded from (recent) survivor recollections. This fading from [...]

Reopening the Whitlam File

2017-05-10T10:34:46+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Nicholas Hasluck AM, QC is a former Judge and well-known also as a novelist. His novel The Bellarmine Jug won The Age Book of the Year Award. His books about the Whitlam era include Dismissal (Fourth Estate/Harper Collins, 2011) and Legal Limits (Federation Press, 2013). He has also edited two books which include [...]

The Abbott Government’s First 200 Days

2014-05-13T00:00:00+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

After 200 days of Abbott Government, the polls were mixed, the new Senate oddly divided and the way ahead full of humps and challenges for Australia’s leaders. Labor faced a difficult period of renewal as the Greens appeared to have captured left of centre votes. Treasurer Joe Hockey had a herculean task in preparing a [...]

Industrial Relations: After the Thirty Years War

2017-05-10T10:35:00+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Since 2007 and the election of Labor’s Rudd/Gillard government, regulation of the workforce, wages and conditions have returned to a pre-1980s, pre-reform state. Senator The Honourable Eric Abetz is the Minister for Employment, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Leader of the Government in the Senate. On Tuesday 28 January, Senator [...]

Enabling, Efficient & Effective Environmental Management

2014-05-13T00:00:00+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Australia’s environment came under new government management after September 2013. While repeal of the carbon tax has been a media focus with the new Liberal government of Tony Abbott, much more is on the agenda. Connecting the management of the environment with the economy is also important. Efficiencies and effective policy for both community and [...]

1914 – A Century Later

2017-05-10T10:35:54+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Great War is, for many Australians, the event that defined our nation. The larrikin diggers, trench warfare, and the landing at Gallipoli have become the stuff of the Anzac “legend”. But it was also a war fought by the families at home. Professor Joan Beaumont is an internationally recognised historian of Australia in the [...]

The Abbott Government’s First 200 days

2017-05-10T10:32:48+10:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

After 200 days of Abbott Government, the polls were mixed, the new Senate oddly divided and the way ahead full of humps and challenges for Australia’s leaders. Labor faced a difficult period of renewal as the Greens appeared to have captured left of centre votes. Treasurer Joe Hockey had a herculean task in preparing a [...]