‘Issue #41’-The Sydney Papers Online

Race, Politics and Changing Australia

2018-01-30T12:19:36+11:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Warren Mundine AO IS A former ALP president, Abbott Government adviser and author of Warren Mundine in Black and White. Warren Mundine believes that Indigenous potential is real and – as yet - unexplored, that the standards set for the close-the-gap programs are too low and that Indigenous businesses are the way ahead for Indigenous Australians. [...]

The Rainbow in Asia

2018-01-22T11:01:29+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

With Australia’s historic legislative change to its Marriage Act to allow marriage between gay couples, a new age has begun Down Under. But not so for many of Australia’s nearest neighbours. For some time, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMC, international jurist, educator and former judge, has taken up the LGBTIQ cause in Asia and [...]

The Great Barrier Reef, and the Need for Better Quality Assurance Processes in Science

2018-01-22T11:00:31+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

What are the disputed facts on climate science? The debate is widening as scientists disagree on weather measurements and coral bleaching. Earlier this year, Jennifer Marohasy challenged the CSIRO’s weather and temperature measuring methods and forced a review. Her edited collection Climate Change – The Facts was published in 2017. More recently Professor Peter Ridd [...]

Beersheba 1917-2017: The Commemoration

2018-01-22T10:48:25+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Park of the Australian Soldier in Beersheba is dedicated in the memory of the Australian Light Horse Regiment, and was developed as a permanent memorial by the Pratt Foundation in 2004-2006. It was the foundation's largest undertaking in Israel up to that time and acknowledges Australian involvement in the Middle East during that war. Sam [...]

Collaboration and Compassion: Hallmarks of a Modern Liberal Government

2018-01-30T12:18:45+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian addressed The Sydney Institute on Thursday, 9 November 2017. In her address, the premier  argued the case for liberalism within the context of the Liberal Party of Australia. Tracing the foundations of liberalism from John Locke to Adam Smith and John Stuart Mills, she argued that good Liberal governments, in their [...]

Peter Hall and The Sydney Opera House

2018-01-22T10:42:20+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In her recently published The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and The Sydney Opera House, architecture and design curator Dr Anne Watson has forensically researched the story of the building the Sydney Opera House. Combing Peter Hall’s archives and interviewing architects and designers who worked with him, she has exploded the myth that what was designed [...]

Security and Australia in the Pacific

2018-01-22T10:28:14+11:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

From the first years of federation, the Australian government has taken the view that Australia has responsibilities to its nearest neighbours in the Pacific. That relationship has waxed and waned over the decades, but today it is at the forefront of Australia’s interests. In September 2017, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Australia’s Minister for International Development & [...]

After the Fall of the Caliphate: International Terrorism’s On-Going Concerns & Challenges

2018-01-22T10:57:26+11:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Defeated in Iraq, the ISIS inspired terrorist movement is by no means dead. Terrorism expert Dr Sajjan Gohel, speaking after London Bridge and Borough Market terrorist attacks in 2017, has warned, “The more they lose, the more they will attack. They are confined operationally so their only option is to react aggressively to attack, like [...]

Good Tidings: A Book for Your Neighbour on Climate

2018-01-30T12:18:27+11:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The debate on climate change is widening as scientists disagree on weather measurements and coral bleaching. Earlier this year, Jennifer Marohasy challenged the CSIRO’s weather and temperature measuring methods and forced a review. Her edited collection Climate Change – The Facts was published in 2017. Dr Jennifer Marohasy is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of [...]

Technological Change: Making the Most of the Technological Revolution

2018-01-30T12:17:46+11:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Digital disruption is contributing to a flakiness in Western governments as phenomena such as 24/7 news, fake news and technological disruption threaten stability. How to deal with it is a question that challenges the political world as much as the business world. Dr Martin Parkinson AC, who is Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister [...]