‘Issue #32’-Sydney Papers Online

1975 – Myths Revisited

2017-05-12T19:34:56+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

 Professor Anne Twomey is Director of the Constitutional Reform Unit at Sydney University and author of  numerous constitutional law studies especially The Chameleon Crown - The Queen and her Australian Governors She has expert knowledge of the legal story surrounding Sir John Kerr’s actions and what followed. On Monday 9 November 2015, Anne Twomey joined [...]

Canberra Knights: The Rise and Fall of the Public Service Mandarins

2017-04-20T15:53:04+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The word “mandarin”, as applying to those government bureaucrats closest to political leaders, first became commonly used in Australia after the election of Gough Whitlam’s government in 1972. Since then, heads of significant departments have increasingly come to be seen as an influential part of successive governments. Professor John Nethercote, Adjunct Professor at the Australian [...]

Remembering The Dismissal

2017-05-12T19:36:00+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon John Howard, prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, is also an author - his most recent work The Menzies Era - and commentator on Australian politics. As a young MP in 1975, and Liberal back bencher, John Howard witnessed many of the events of November 1975 at close range. On Monday [...]

Fear and Greed – Australia and the Rise of Asia

2017-04-20T16:08:16+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Michael Wesley is director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and an author, most recently of Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry & Asia’s New Geopolitics which is an integrated account of the economic, political and strategic trends across the world's largest continent and which provides a guide for thinking about Asia's future [...]

Remembering The Dismissal

2017-04-20T15:37:52+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Paul Kelly is editor-at-large at The Australian, journalist, commentator, author of numerous books and co-author of The Dismissal - in The
 Queen’s Name. With Troy Bramston, Kelly has pulled together a comprehensive version of the story of events of 11 November 1975 from fresh interviews, new archival material and a reinterpretation of events. On Monday [...]

On the Edges of History

2017-04-20T16:16:24+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

A graduate of the law schools of the universities of Melbourne and Virginia, Michael Sexton SC, spent some years as an academic lawyer before taking up practice at the NSW Bar. Since 1998 he has been Solicitor General for New South Wales. He writes in his recently published memoir On The Edges of History, "When [...]

“Can Do” – The Campbell Newman Story

2017-04-20T16:19:56+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Campbell Newman is the former premier of Queensland and former Lord Mayor of Brisbane. In 2012, Newman led the newly formed Liberal National Party to a landslide victory in the Queensland state elections. As the very popular former Mayor of Brisbane, Newman took office after winning the swinging seat of Ashgrove. His government [...]