‘Issue #35’-Sydney Papers Online

The Saudi Arabia/Iran Conflict

2017-04-20T11:57:50+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, specialising in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf. A former journalist with the Financial Times, Simon Henderson has also worked as a consultant advising corporations and governments [...]

Justice Must Serve

2017-04-20T11:58:20+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Gabrielle Upton is the Member for Vaucluse and NSW Attorney General. She previously held the position of Minister for Family and Community Services, a role in which she served from April 2014 until April 2015. In a wide ranging address to The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 27 July 2016, Gabrielle Upton put out [...]

Clinton v Trump: American Politics as Reality Television

2017-04-20T16:06:34+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Matt Bai is the national political columnist for Yahoo! News. Before joining Yahoo, at the end of 2013, he was the chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential campaigns, and a columnist for the Times. Matt Bai is also a published author, screenwriter and sometime actor – having [...]

Planet Australia

2017-04-20T11:54:55+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Monday 12 September 2016, The Sydney Institute held a discussion on a challenging new collection of essays on Australia published by Oxford University Press titled Only in Australia. The discussion was led by contributors to the collection - Dr William Coleman, Reader at the Research School of Economics, ANU and contributing editor of Only [...]

Science Down Under In The Age Of Disruptive Technology, Innovation And Uncertainty

2017-04-20T11:57:24+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

David Thodey, former CEO of Telstra and now Chairman of the CSIRO, is the government’s on-hand adviser in matters of innovation and technology. He also has board advisory roles at SquarePeg Capital, NSW Transport and Jobs NSW, as well as consulting work on innovation in Canberra. With the Turnbull Government’s push for national awareness and [...]

The Hilton Bombing – Unravelling The Mysteries

2017-04-20T11:54:50+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Rachel Landers is the author of Who Bombed the Hilton and Head of Documentary at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. As an award-winning film maker and historian, in her book Rachel Landers wrestles with the evidence to unravel a complex cold case in forensic detail, exposing corruption, conspiracy theories and political intrigue – [...]

The 2016 Election: A Reflection

2017-04-20T11:57:37+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Aaron Patrick is Deputy Editor, The Australian Financial Review & author Credlin & Co - How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself. During the 2016 election campaign, The Australian’s Caroline Overington joined Aaron Patrick to present their views on the way the campaign was unfolding. It was an entertaining event. To follow up, The Sydney Institute [...]

Why Music Matters

2017-04-20T11:55:09+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Music can rally armies – for good and evil; it can soothe the soul and recall tragedy. Music brings the touch of a higher presence – whether in our heightened consciousness or the feelings it inspires. Great music contains the power of transformation. To explore the boundaries of classical music is psychiatrist Ida Lichter’s mission [...]

The 2016 Election: A Reflection

2017-04-20T11:55:16+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Caroline Overington is Associate editor of The Australian and an award winning author, most recently of The Last Woman Hanged. During the 2016 election campaign, The Australian Financial Review’s Aaron Patrick joined Caroline Overington to present their views on the way the campaign was unfolding. It was an entertaining event. To follow up, The Sydney [...]

Tom Hughes QC – Many Sides to A Character

2017-04-20T11:55:22+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

For more that 30 years, Tom Hughes, a scion of a notable Sydney family of high achievers, was one of Australia’s top barristers, renowned, respected and sometimes eared for his dominating presence in the courtroom. Historian Ian Hancock is Editorial Fellow of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and author, most recently, of Tom Hughes – [...]