The Protestant Reformation: 500 Years On

2017-11-28T14:25:38+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Peter Elliott is an Auxiliary Bishop in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, with responsibility  for the Southern Region of the Archdiocese.  He is Director of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne Session, and Episcopal Vicar for Religious Education. He holds Masters degrees in History and Theology from the Universities of Melbourne [...]

The West after the Protestant Reformation, 500 Years On- Catholic and Protestant: an Anglican Perspective

2017-11-28T10:38:53+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Rev Canon Professor Scott Cowdell is Canon Theologian of the Canberra-Goulburn Diocese and the author of seven books exploring Christian faith and contemporary culture, most recently Abiding Faith: Christianity Beyond Certainty, Anxiety, and Violence (Eugene, OR.: Cascade, 2009) and René Girard and Secular Modernity: Christ, Culture, and Crisis (Notre Dame, IN.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013). He is [...]

The Protestant Reformation- 500 Years On

2017-11-28T10:32:56+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Frank Brennan SJ AO is Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Social Services Australia. His many books include books on Aboriginal issues such as The Wik Debate, One Land One Nation, Sharing the Country and Land Rights Queensland Style. His books on civil liberties are Too Much Order with Too Little Law and Legislating Liberty. Among his many posts have been Professor [...]

Discussion Chaired by Geraldine Doogue with Professor Megan Davis, Danny Gilbert AM & Noel Pearson

2017-11-28T10:28:31+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , , , , |

On Monday 23 October 2017, Danny Gilbert, Co-Chair of the Cape York Partnership Group and Co-founder and Managing Partner of the law firm Gilbert & Tobin, initiated a Sydney Institute event to promote the aspirations of the “Uluru Statement From The Heart”, a document that concluded a three day meeting in May 2017 at Uluru [...]

Constitutional Recognition after the Uluru Statement from the Heart

2017-11-28T10:21:00+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Danny Gilbert AM is Co-Chair of the Cape York Partnership Group and Co-founder and Managing Partner of the law firm Gilbert & Tobin. On Monday 23 October 2017, Danny Gilbert initiated a Sydney Institute event to promote the aspirations of the “Uluru Statement From The Heart”, a document that concluded a three day meeting in [...]

Is Life too Short for Politics?

2017-11-28T14:31:55+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Terri Butler MP is Shadow Assistant Minister for Preventing Family Violence, Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities and Shadow Assistant Minister for Equality. Sje is also the federal member for Griffith. Terri Butler was elected to the House of Representatives in a by-election following the resignation of The Hon Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia. [...]

Reflecting on Edmund Burke and Australia’s Liberal Party

2017-11-28T10:18:09+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Tony Abbott MP was prime minister of Australia from September 2013 to September 2015. In Damien Freeman’s Abbott’s Right he is seen as a conservative in the tradition of Edmund Burke and a leader within the Liberal Party of Australia who defined anew the conservative stream in its ranks.  As the Coalition government [...]

Edmund Burke’s Conservatism and Tony Abbott’s Policy Making

2017-11-28T10:13:23+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In spite of being a Rhodes Scholar, some commentators believed Tony Abbott offered nothing more than three-word slogans. Damien Freeman, writer, lawyer and philosopher, has now published Abbott's Right. In it, Freeman challenges this perception and presents Abbott as someone who rejoices in the political battle of ideas. To reflect on how his book looks at the [...]

Australia, the Region and the US Alliance

2017-11-28T10:33:18+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

After North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test in the first week of September 2017, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister of Defence Senator Marise Payne issued their strongest statement yet, saying: "Australia utterly condemns North Korea’s flagrant defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions, which ban nuclear weapons development and testing by Kim Jong-un's [...]

Sydney Noir – Prosperity and Crime, 1966 to 1972

2017-11-28T10:25:38+11:0028 November 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Michael Duffy is an Australian writer and former editor and publisher. He edited The Independent Monthly from 1993 to 1996. He presented ABC Radio National's Counterpoint with the late Paul Comrie-Thomson and wrote for News Limited publications and then the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun Herald until June 2012. Nick Hordern worked in Parliament House Canberra as a political staffer and journalist [...]

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