‘Issue #26’-Sydney Papers Online

Modelling Global Temperatures – What’s Wrong. Bourke & Amberley As Case Studies

2017-05-10T10:26:16+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The paper which follows -Modelling Australian and Global Temperatures: What’s Wrong? Bourke and Amberley as Case Studies is the result of work by Jennifer Marohasy, John Abbot, Ken Stewart and Dennis Jensen. Dr Jennifer Marohasy is an Australian biologist with six recent peer-reviewed publications in climate science focused on the application of artificial intelligence to [...]

The Sydney Institute Annual Dinner Address

2017-05-10T10:26:24+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Sydney Institute’s Annual Dinner for 2014 was a gala event for close to 1000 guests in celebration of its twenty-five years anniversary. Sponsored by Telstra, the Dinner was held at The Star on Wednesday 28 April and the guest of honour for the evening was The Hon Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia. Tony [...]

Australia’s Iconic Houses

2017-05-10T10:26:41+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

From the 1950s to the 1970s, the work of Lloyd Wright, Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly influenced a generation of young Australian architects, who adopted modernist principles in their work. Karen McCartney has examined significant examples of Australian homes from this period, each designed by a different architect, that combine outstanding architectural principles [...]

Launching Menzies at War

2017-05-10T10:27:16+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Tuesday 1 July 2014, The Hon Barry O’Farrell launched Anne Henderson’s Menzies at War (NewSouth 2014). In response to Barry O’Farrell’s comments on the book, Anne Henderson responded to outline the thesis of the book, and its revisionist approach to many of the popular myths about Robert Menzies’ wartime government. Anne Henderson is an [...]

A Budget For Opportunity

2017-05-10T10:26:30+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2014, the new Abbott Government handed down a Budget that stirred protest at its unfairness even as the government proclaimed it to be a Budget of reform to more fairly distribute sustainable revenue while tackling the fast growing borrowings and ongoing Budget deficits. In an address to The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 11 June [...]

Diary Of A Foreign Minister

2017-05-10T10:27:48+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as Foreign Minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister. For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high-stakes events on the world stage - the election of [...]

Freedom Wars? Or The 21st Century Contest Of Ideas?

2017-05-10T10:27:27+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper, Tim Wilson|Tags: , , , |

Tim Wilson was appointed as the new Human Rights Commissioner by the Abbott Government in 2013. formerly he was Director of Climate Change Policy and the Intellectual Property and Free Trade Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne. Seen as a strong conservative in politics, Tim Wilson has challenged current interpretation of the [...]

Ten Ways To Tackle Drugs Today – The Story Of The Street University

2017-05-10T10:27:32+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Tony Abbott kept his promise in the 2014 Budget to fund ten Headspace centres across Australia, bringing their total to 100. But a review of the Headspace program, an initiative of the Rudd-Gillard governments, will follow. Matt and Naomi Noffs  are the founders of the Street Universities – taking the Ted Noffs legacy to a [...]

The Street University- What Is It And How Could It Contribute To Our Next Resource Boom?

2017-05-10T10:27:40+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Tony Abbott kept his promise in the 2014 Budget to fund ten Headspace centres across Australia, bringing their total to 100. But a review of the Headspace program, an initiative of the Rudd-Gillard governments, will follow. Matt and Naomi Noffs  are the founders of the Street Universities – taking the Ted Noffs legacy to a [...]

How Australia Goes To War: Some Lessons Of The Vietnam Era

2017-05-10T10:31:56+10:00July 20th, 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Peter Edwards is Australia’s Official Historian of Australia’s involvement in Southeast Asian conflicts 1948-75 (Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam) and most recently the author of The Essential History of Australia and the Vietnam War. In response to question about the Vietnam War such as was Australia fighting “other people’s wars”, or was it really “all [...]