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 [...]

Justice Must Serve

2017-04-20T11:58:20+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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+10:0022 September 2016|Categories: 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+10:0022 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 [...]

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