‘Issue #35’-Sydney Papers Online

Britain: After David Cameron, Brexit And The Chilcot Report

2017-04-20T11:57:30+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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+10:00September 22nd, 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 [...]