‘Issue #36’-Sydney Papers Online

Australia’s Secret Cold War

2017-05-09T14:46:28+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr John Blaxland is the co-author of The Secret Cold War, the third and final volume of the Official History of ASIO which uncovers behind the scenes stories of the Hilton bombing in Sydney, assassinations of diplomats, the Combe-Ivanov affair, and the new threat from China. It reveals that KGB officers were able to recruit and run agents in Australia for many years, and it follows ASIO's own investigations into persistent allegations of penetration by Soviet moles. On Monday 5 December 2016, John Blaxland addressed The Sydney Institute to explore some of his volume’s secrets.

Sir James Plimsoll – Man for All Seasons

2017-04-20T11:14:22+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Sir James Plimsoll was a remarkable and most influential Australian diplomat in the post war years from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was renowned for his handling of various complex situations around the world, and his relations with Australian prime ministers Menzies, Gorton, Whitlam and Fraser, and foreign ministers Evatt, Casey, Barwick and Hasluck. [...]

Married With Children

2017-04-20T11:36:11+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In the heated debate over Same Sex Marriage or Marriage Equality being allowed by law in Australia and the debate over whether there should be a parliamentary vote to enable it, a couple of cool voices were to be heard. Julie McCrossin who supports Marriage Equality is well known to Australians for her campaigns and [...]

The Injustice Of Marriage Equality

2017-04-20T12:31:59+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In the heated debate over Same Sex Marriage or Marriage Equality being allowed by law in Australia and the debate over whether there should be a parliamentary vote to enable it, a couple of cool voices were to be heard. Julie McCrossin who supports Marriage Equality is well known to Australians for her campaigns and [...]

Thea Astley – Iconic Australian Writer and Reluctant Feminist

2017-04-20T12:44:07+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Karen Lamb is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University and the author of Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather for which she was a co-winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Award  for Non-fiction. Thea Astley (1925–2004) stands tall among the icons of Australian literature. Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more [...]

Putting a Price on Australia’s Resources

2017-04-20T12:49:50+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Malcolm Turnbull becoming Prime Minister in July 2015, Senator Matthew Canavan was promoted to Cabinet in the role as Minister for Resources in what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a "key economic role" while retaining his portfolio as Minister for Northern Australia. Along with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Matt Canavan is a supporter of [...]

Sir Paul Hasluck And The Menzies Era

2017-04-20T14:43:20+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Nicholas Hasluck AM QC studied law at the University of Western Australia, then Oxford, before practising law in Perth. He served as a part-time President of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal (WA) and later as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He has served also as Chair of the Literature Board of the [...]

The NBN and Media Regulation – Reshaping the Future

2017-04-20T14:20:02+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield is Manager of Government Business in the Senate, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Communications. The Communications and Arts portfolio touches every home and business in Australia and is critical to Australia’s future, knowledge-based, innovative economy. Key elements of the communications sector are in transition. On Wednesday, 26 October [...]

Welfare Reform – Reducing Dependency and Setting Higher Expectations

2017-04-20T14:21:52+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Alan Tudge is the Turnbull Government’s Minister for Human Services. As the minister in charge of a 30-year old system that runs Australia's welfare payments system, he has responsibility for annually delivering more than $110 billion of payments to over four million households, through more than 100 million transactions. While the mechanics of [...]