‘Issue #33’-Sydney Papers Online

Birds on an Ethics Wire – Battles About Values in the Culture Wars

2017-04-20T16:10:54+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Margaret Somerville is from the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law in Quebec, Canada. Her most recent book, Bird on an Ethics Wire, has been described as - "An exploration of the urgent need to rebalance individuals' unfettered freedom to choose, especially regarding birth and death." Like our physical ecosystem, our metaphysical ecosystem [...]

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 [...]

Australia’s Multiculturalism – Success or Not?

2017-04-20T12:02:38+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. Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is an [...]