‘Issue #30’-Sydney Papers Online

POLITICAL FICTION AND NON-FICTION – ALAN REID’S THE BANDAR LOG

2017-04-20T17:03:19+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Australian Canberra Press Gallery journalist Alan Reid was both a player and an observer of the great Labor split of the 1950s. From his experience, he not only came to a very dark view of political players on all sides but also wrote a novel – The Bandar Log – depicting the machinations of both [...]

THE UNTOLD STORY OF AUSTRALIA AND THE SOVIET JEWS 1959-1989

2017-04-20T17:05:26+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

For 50 years, until the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the Soviet Union ran a campaign of repression, imprisonment, political trials and terror against its three million Jews.  In Australia, political leaders and the Jewish community contributed significantly to the international protest movement which eventually triumphed over Moscow’s tyranny and led to the modern Exodus [...]

SMALL BUSINESS AFTER THE 2015 BUDGET

2017-04-20T17:06:07+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Bruce Billson is the Minister for Small Business and was also a minister in the Howard Government in 2007. As reported in the Herald Sun business section after the 2015 Budget, Billson has first hand experience of running a small business As the Herald Sun reported: “Tapping into his own experience and consulting [...]

CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA

2017-04-20T17:07:32+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

At the 1967 referendum, Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and allow the Commonwealth to create laws for them. Today, nearly 50 years on, there’s a groundswell of support for Indigenous heritage to be recognised in the Constitution. As Indigenous groups and government work towards a model [...]

UNHOLY FURY: WHITLAM AND NIXON AT WAR

2017-04-20T11:34:05+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

As the Nixon White House went increasingly on the defensive in early 1973, reeling from the lethal drip of the Watergate revelations, the first Austraian Labor prime minister in twenty-three years looked to redefine ANZUS and Australia's global stance. In his new book, Unholy Fury the US Alliance and the Whitlam-Nixon Crisis, James Curran draws on [...]

INTRODUCTION TO THE HON JULIE BISHOP

2017-04-20T17:03:08+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

  INTRODUCTION TO THE HON JULIE BISHOP MP MIKE BAIRD   I would like to acknowledge, first and foremost, Sydney Institute chairman Nick Johnson. Congratulations on your work. And, of course, Gerard and Anne Henderson: congratulations on what you have created. The Sydney Institute is something very special. It is a central part of Sydney, [...]

THE LEGACY OF THE MAGNA CARTA

2017-04-20T17:03:33+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On 15 June 1215, English King John, in the meadow of Runnymede beside the Thames between Windsor and Staines, sealed the document now known as the Magna Carta. It is a document some 3,550 words long written in Latin. Some of its chapters seem of minor importance but there are also chapters which are still  [...]

THE ORIGINS AND IMPACT OF MAGNA CARTA

2017-04-20T17:03:47+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On 15 June 1215, English King John, in the meadow of Runnymede beside the Thames between Windsor and Staines, sealed the document now known as the Magna Carta. It is a document some 3,550 words long written in Latin. Some of its chapters seem of minor importance but there are also chapters which are still  [...]

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DOWN UNDER – WHERE TO NEXT?

2017-04-20T17:04:07+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2015, Australia is experiencing lower growth and higher unemployment – especially for younger Australians. The slow growth across the Western world suggests this is a global problem but many see Australia as increasingly uncompetitive as a trading nation. Australian columnist Judith Sloan believes Australia’s industrial relations system leads to lower economic growth and higher [...]

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DOWN UNDER – WHERE TO FROM HERE?

2017-04-20T17:04:18+10:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2015, Australia is experiencing lower growth and higher unemployment – especially for younger Australians. The slow growth across the Western world suggests this is a global problem but many see Australia as increasingly uncompetitive as a trading nation. Australian columnist Judith Sloan believes Australia’s industrial relations system leads to lower economic growth and higher [...]