‘Issue #26’-Sydney Papers Online

A Budget For Opportunity

2017-05-10T10:26:30+10:00Categories: 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+10:00Categories: 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+10:00Categories: 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+10:00Categories: 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+10:00Categories: 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+10:00Categories: 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 [...]

The Price Of A Wife – Test Cricketer Arthur Coningham V Catholic Priest Denis O’Haran

2017-05-10T10:32:21+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In December 1900, Fr Denis O'Haran, Dean of Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral, became entangled in a bitter divorce dispute. Australian cricketer, Arthur Coningham, accused the priest of having an affair with his wife, Alice, and demanded £5000 compensation for the loss of his conjugal rights. The court cases which followed became elaborate and the news [...]

One Stop Shop: The Abbott Government’s McClure Report & Its Consequences

2017-05-10T10:32:28+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In December 2013, the Hon Kevin Andrews, Minister for Social Services, announced that Patrick McClure would chair a Reference Group on Welfare Reform. Handed to the Minister in June 2014, the McClure Interim Report recommended sweeping changes to the system of welfare payments made by the federal government. As Kevin Andrews explains it, “The Interim [...]

Launch Of Anne Henderson’s Menzies at War

2017-05-10T10:26:10+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Barry O’Farrell is the Member for Kur-ing-gai and a former Liberal premier of New South Wales. On Tuesday 1 July 2014 Barry O’Farrell addressed The Sydney Institute to launch Anne Henderson’s Menzies at War (NewSouth 2014). Barry O’Farrell reminded his audience of the many parallels between much contemporary politics and the years of [...]

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

2017-05-10T10:26:16+10:00Categories: 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 [...]