‘Issue #42’-Sydney Papers Online

The Trump Administration and the US Economy

2018-05-29T11:04:28+10:00Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Key economic indicators have judged the current US economy to be in good health. Inflation is low and US manufacturing is picking up. Employment figures are improving but structural unemployment remains a concern. The Trump phenomenon has improved confidence. Len Harlan, Chairman, Castle Harlan Executive Committee, has been a close observer of US politics over [...]

Cardinal Gilroy

2018-05-29T10:55:28+10:00Categories: Edmund Campion, Paper|Tags: , |

In 2018, historian Dr John Luttrell, a lecturer in Church history in tertiary institutions in Australia for many years, published the first full biography of Australia's first Australian born cardinal. Cardinal Norman Gilroy led the Catholic community of Sydney through years of political division and political battles for State Aid for Catholic schools and disputes [...]

Australia’s Women Writers in a Man’s World

2019-08-30T09:40:00+10:00Categories: Ann-Marie Priest, Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Gwen Harwood, Ruth Park, Dorothy Hewitt and Christina Stead - all went on to become notable Australian writers. They were very different women from very different backgrounds, but they shared a sense of urgency around their vocation – their “need” to be a writer – that would not let them rest. These precocious girls in [...]

A Cardinal and Servant – Norman Thomas Gilroy

2018-05-22T11:00:30+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2018, historian Dr John Luttrell, a lecturer in Church history in tertiary institutions in Australia for many years, published the first full biography of Australia's first Australian born cardinal. Cardinal Norman Gilroy led the Catholic community of Sydney through years of political division and political battles for State Aid for Catholic schools and disputes [...]

Turnbull, Joyce, Shorten and all that – What’s Happening?

2018-05-22T11:00:49+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In  2018, Australian federal politics went through some headline grabbing times – but what to make of the froth and bubble in much of the turmoil? Is social media out of control? Has tabloid media reporting side tracked serious debate? Or have our leaders become too distanced from ordinary lives to realise what is most [...]

Turnbull, Joyce, Shorten and all that – What’s Happening?

2018-05-22T11:01:01+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In  2018, Australian federal politics went through some headline grabbing times – but what to make of the froth and bubble in much of the turmoil? Is social media out of control? Has tabloid media reporting side tracked serious debate? Or have our leaders become too distanced from ordinary lives to realise what is most [...]

China’s Growing Influence on the West – and its Politics

2018-05-22T11:01:11+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Chris Chappell is the host of New York’s China Uncensored, an online show that entertains while reporting on China. Says Chappell of his show, “I like humour and really ultimately I think that it’s a better way to get information across. It is more entertaining to watch. It sort of makes a bitter pill easier to [...]

The Value of Private Health Insurance

2018-05-22T11:01:22+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Senator Richard Di Natale is the Leader of the Greens Party and was first elected to the Senate at the federal election of 2010. A former general practitioner, Di Natale became Greens Leader after the resignation of Christine Milne in May 2015. I a speech to The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 7 March 2018, Senator [...]

Sulman – Prodigy of His Generation

2018-05-22T11:01:36+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Annual Sulman Art Prize awarded by the Art Gallery of NSW is named after him, John Longstaff’s portrait of him won the Archibald Prize in 1931 and he is credited with playing an outstanding and influential role in Australia’s cultural identity. The man is Sir John Sulman – the quintessential polymath who was architect, [...]

Wednesdays on My Mind – Seeing The World with Bob Hawke

2018-05-22T11:02:15+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

The Hon Bob Hawke was one of the most popular Australian prime ministers who lived his life in a privately adventurous bubble that never held him back – whether the weakness was alcohol or women. As he nears the end of an extraordinary public and private life, Bob Hawke chose to spend a series of [...]