‘Issue #39’-Sydney Papers Online

Remembering Alfred Deakin

2017-09-19T11:44:51+10:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Judith Brett has produced a new biography of Alfred Deakin – The Enigmatic Mr Deakin - Australia’s second prime minister, to shine fresh light on one of the nation’s most significant figures. It brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the gifted, passionate and intriguing man whose contributions [...]

Australia’s Workplace Relations Framework: The Case for Reform

2017-09-19T11:17:46+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

An outspoken critic of the CFMEU and the influence of trade unions on members of the Labor caucus, Martin Ferguson is the maverick voice of the ALP. A former minister in the Rudd/Gillard governments, he was Minister for Resources and Energy and the Minister for Tourism until March 2013, when he resigned from the Ministry. [...]

Joseph Lyons and the Management of Debt

2017-09-19T11:42:21+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Three figures emerged from the fracas in Australia brought on by the stock market crash of 1929 and the Depression which followed. These political players were the federal treasurer “Red Ted” Theodore, Joseph Lyons and Jack Lang. Joseph Lyons, a former Labor premier of Tasmania was made acting treasurer in the Scullin Labor government in [...]

Identity and the Politics of Place- Why Australia Is on the Road to Somewhere

2017-09-19T11:42:34+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Respect for traditional Western institutions is at an all time low. Education, social media and the many variations of the “world wide web” have given individuals a sense of power as never before. People movement has brought a clash of cultures to pluralist societies; terrorism has made the marginalisation of minorities more explicit. Moral codes [...]

Identity, Tolerance, and the Politics of Place

2017-09-19T11:44:14+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Respect for traditional Western institutions is at an all time low. Education, social media and the many variations of the “world wide web” have given individuals a sense of power as never before. People movement has brought a clash of cultures to pluralist societies; terrorism has made the marginalisation of minorities more explicit. Moral codes [...]

The Changing Face of the Labour Market: Where to From Here?

2017-09-19T11:50:17+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Brendan O’Connor is Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and the Member for Gorton. As unions herald an aggressive campaign, claiming that the current industrial relations system is “broken­”, Brendan O’Connor has agreed that changes are needed because the Fair Work Act has not kept pace with changes in the labour market. In a [...]

Policies for Opportunity VS Politics of Envy

2017-09-19T11:43:58+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Senator The Hon Mathias Cormann has been Australia’s finance minister since September 2013. In a speech to The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 23 August 2017, Senator Cormann attacked the populist notion that higher taxes and redistribution of income can produce good economic outcomes. Pinning this approach on Opposition leader Bill Shorten, Senator Cormann said, “You [...]

Israel in a Changing Middle East

2017-09-19T11:48:22+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The impact of Iran, Islamic State and the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East has changed the region. Israel, the only democracy in the region, has improved relations with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE as such nations react to the Islamist threat to their own societies. Israel has stayed out of the Syrian civil [...]

A Changing Australian Religious Landscape

2017-09-19T11:49:15+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Ruth Powell has been a researcher and writer with the National Church Life Survey Research since 1991, completing her PhD on age differences among church attenders. Prior to becoming Director in July 2007, she has also held a communications role, including media liaison, speaking, newsletter production and website design for the NCLS. At an evening [...]

Jane and D’Arcy: Fact and Fiction

2017-09-19T11:46:18+10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

As a nephew of The Hon Bill Wentworth MP, Wal Walker heard the Wentworth family story handed down the generation in Sydney. Asked by his uncle in his last years to track the basis of the story, now, after more than two hundred years, Wal Walker in his two volume Jane & D’Arcy reveals the story of [...]