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

2017-04-20T11:57:24+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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 – [...]

Randolph Stow’s Politics

2017-04-20T11:55:28+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Novelist and poet Randolph Stowe was an Australia artistic giant who found himself unwelcome in his own land. Why is it that so many creative Australians find their natural surroundings haunting them and their compatriots confounding them. Stow’s personal story has now been brought to life in popular author Suzanne Falkiner’s Mick – A Life [...]

Britain: After David Cameron, Brexit And The Chilcot Report

2017-04-20T11:57:30+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Tom Tugendhat MP is a former Army officer, Foreign Office adviser, fluent Arabic speaker, and now the new Member for the tranquil Kent towns of Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling in the United Kingdom. On a visit to Australia in the wake of the Brexit vote, the election of a New Conservative Party leader and UK [...]

Jobs, Growth And The Importance Of Living Within Our Means

2017-04-20T11:57:45+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Senator The Hon Mathias Cormann, Australia’s Minister for Finance in the Abbott and Turnbull Governments, has been one of the standout successes of the Turnbull Abbott period of Australian government. However, Budget repair remains a challenge for the government especially with a hostile Senate. On Monday 22 August 2016, Mathias Cormann addressed The Sydney Institute [...]

The Saudi Arabia/Iran Conflict

2017-04-20T11:57:50+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

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