‘Issue #33’-Sydney Papers Online

The Art of Argument

2017-04-20T12:00:47+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , , |

On Wednesday 10 February 2016, The Sydney Institute organised a discussion on the art of argument between David Marr, author, Sydney journalist and former ABC TV Media Watch presenter and Gerard Henderson, Executive director of The Sydney Institute, columnists for The Weekend Australian and media commentator. The discussion was chaired by media veteran and ABC Compass [...]

Aussie Rules & Heartfelt Moments

2017-04-20T12:01:29+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Gabrielle Trainer is a Sydney lawyer, business woman and a Commissioner with the Australian Football League. She is also a devoted supporter of North Melbourne. In 2015, she joined other to contribute to the edited Aussie Rules & Heartfelt Moments - a collection of well known Australian contributors each writing of moments they hold dear [...]

The Budget – Some Context

2017-04-24T12:06:01+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

John Fraser was appointed Secretary to the Treasury effective 15 January 2015. Prior to taking the Treasury position, John Fraser was Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management from late 2001 to 2013 based in London. During this time, he was also a member of the UBS Group Executive Board and Chairman of UBS [...]

Israel’s Politics Today

2017-04-20T12:00:07+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Efraim Inbar is the Director of the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, is Professor Emeritus at Bar-Ilan University and Fellow of the Middle East Forum. A Professor in Political Studies, Efraim Inbar’s area of specialisation is Middle Eastern strategic issues with a special interest in the politics and strategy of Israeli national security. He [...]

The Fantasy, The Reality, The Aftermath – One Australian’s Obsession With Paris

2017-04-20T12:00:21+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Alice Grundy is Managing Editor at Giramondo Publishing. With her partner David Henley, Alice spent a year living in Paris recording their experiences on a website they named “Paris Fixe”. Together they absorbed the art, the cafes, the architecture and the Parisian lifestyle, drinking it in each day like good wine. On Tuesday 2 February [...]

Why, Oh Why, Do We Love Paris?

2017-04-20T12:00:28+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Oleh Butchatsky and Alice Grundy are two very different Australians – in age and in background. One from the business end of busy Sydney; the other from Canberra eager to be part of the literary and arts world and publishing. Both are enchanted by Paris – the city of enchantment for many millions over so [...]

S.T. Gill – Respectable Colonial Painter Or Convict Forger?

2017-04-20T12:01:00+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

One of Australia’s most significant colonial artists was S T Gill. His output was prodigious. Gill’s sketches and paintings are a glimpse of early European settlement in the south eastern colonies of Australia and he has left an invaluable record of life in the latter half of nineteenth century Australia. Babette Smith is an author [...]

Modern Government: Less Can Be More

2017-04-20T12:02:49+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Monday 29 February 2016, NSW Treasurer The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP addressed The Sydney Institute with a speech outlining the way ahead for NSW to continue its record breaking economic progress. Under the O’Farrell and Baird Coalition governments since March 2011, the state of New South Wales has rebounded economically to be the fastest [...]

Australia’s Multiculturalism – Success or Not?

2017-04-20T12:01:43+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The idea of multiculturalism has always been connected to immigration in Australia, but is not necessarily that. Australians of both immigrant and indigenous heritage have embraced the idea of a multicultural Australia. But others see it as dividing people into ethnic sub-divisions where their Australian identity is muted. Parnell McGuinness is a writer and thought [...]

Australia’s Multiculturalism – Success or Not?

2017-04-20T12:01:55+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The idea of multiculturalism has always been connected to immigration in Australia, but is not necessarily that. Australians of both immigrant and indigenous heritage have embraced the idea of a multicultural Australia. But others see it as dividing people into ethnic sub-divisions where their Australian identity is muted. Dr Sev Ozdowski AM is the Director, [...]