Can Wealth Concentration be Stopped?

2017-05-30T17:59:16+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. On a visit to Sydney, Muhammad Yunis addressed [...]

Disruption Goes Mainstream: Report From America

2017-07-17T13:32:48+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Joe Hockey is Australia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, taking up his posting in Washington in January 2016 after retiring from Australian politics having served as treasurer in the Abbott Government from 2013. From the vantage point of Washington DC and the Australian Embassy there, Joe Hockey is uniquely placed to [...]

Donald Trump and the Trump Phenomenon – An Update

2017-05-29T13:26:33+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Donald Trump Administration had forced global politics to accept a new style of leadership from the US. A president who talks tough about America’s place in the world has begun to worry leaders in sensitive regions such as North Asia and Europe. Len Harlan has been a close observer of US politics over many [...]

A Personal Journey Into the World of the Brain

2017-05-29T13:12:13+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the Canadian educator, author, entrepreneur and lecturer. She is the founder of Arrowsmith School in Toronto and the controversial Arrowsmith Program which forms the basis of the school's teaching method.  The genesis of the Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises lies in Barbara Arrowsmith Young’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome [...]

Is Good Government Enough?

2017-05-30T18:04:23+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Transport and infrastructure are transforming city life in New South Wales – especially in the outer areas of western Sydney and the congested parts of inner Sydney. Disruption is part of this, but the new NSW Transport and Infrastructure minister The Hon Andrew Constance believes it’s a small price to pay for the huge benefits the [...]

Wilmot Verses Blamey

2017-05-29T13:11:12+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Chester Wilmot (1911–1954) was a renowned Australian war correspondent, broadcaster, journalist and writer. Covering the first triumphant North African battles of Bardia, Tobruk and Derna, the heartbreaking disaster of the Greek Campaign, the epic struggle along the famed Kokoda Track, the momentous amphibious invasion at Normandy and the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany, his voice [...]

Australian War Reporters- John Hinde, Chester Wilmot and More Besides

2017-05-29T13:09:15+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Tony Hill is the managing editor of ABC News 24, the ABC's television news channel. As an ABC foreign correspondent in Indo-China/South East Asia and the Middle East he covered major stories such as Tiananmen Square and the first Gulf War. Tony Hill is also the author of Voices From The Air which records the [...]

The State of the Nation- Breakdown or Happiness?

2017-05-29T13:08:19+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Tanveer Ahmed is a Sydney based psychiatrist working in private practice and the author of Fragile Nation – Vulnerability, Resilience and Victimhood. At a time of increasing unease across Western nations while citizens simultaneously enjoy unprecedented wealth and stability, on Wednesday 22 February 2017, Tanveer Ahmed joined social researcher Rebecca Huntley to discuss the [...]

The State of the Nation – Breakdown or Happiness?

2017-05-30T18:05:45+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Rebecca Huntley is a researcher on social trends, broadcaster and the author, most recently, of Still Lucky. On Wednesday 22 February 2017, Rebecca Huntley joined psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed in a discussion of the nation’s mental state – happiness or breakdown, pessimism or optimism – and the reasons for it. As Rebecca Huntley sees it, “While Australians [...]

Ensuring Energy Security and Affordability, as we Transition to a Lower Emissions Future

2017-05-29T13:07:38+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Josh Frydenberg is Australia’s Minister for Environment and Energy. With the federal government looking at all options in working to secure the most efficient and  affordable energy for Australians and Australian business and investors, Minister Frydenberg believes that coal continues to play an important role in securing baseload power, and he has cited Japan’s 90 [...]

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