The Sydney Papers Online Issue 44

Absolute Power – God, Belief and The Pope

2018-10-04T15:42:21+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been swept away and Rome seized by the revolutionary French armies. The cardinals were scattered across Europe, and Catholics feared they would be unable to elect the next pope. Even if Catholicism survived, it seemed the papacy was finished. And yet, just over [...]

Liberal Party Women MPs – Where Are They?

2018-10-04T15:18:01+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

August 2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the first Australian woman to be elected to the House of Representatives - Dame Enid Lyons, who stood for the United Australia Party, the forerunner of the Liberal Party of Australia. In the last three decades, female MPs have become a familiar sight in both houses of the [...]

The Power of the Pope

2018-10-04T15:16:07+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been swept away and Rome seized by the revolutionary French armies. The cardinals were scattered across Europe, and Catholics feared they would be unable to elect the next pope. Even if Catholicism survived, it seemed the papacy was finished. And yet, just over [...]

The Sydney Opera House: Its History and its People

2018-10-04T15:22:09+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The best loved building in Australia nearly didn’t get off the drawing board. When it did, the lives of everyone involved in its construction were utterly changed: some for the better, many for the worse. Sydney Morning Herald journalist Helen Pitt is also the author The House: The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House [...]

The Case for English: Why a Shared Language is Key to Social Cohesion and Economic Success

2018-09-11T14:17:59+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Alan Tudge is Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs. In a speech to The Sydney Institute on Thursday 14 June 2018, Minister Tudge outlined the many reasons for English language proficiency being a necessary skill for migrants settling in Australia. As Alan Tudge put it: “The evidence is compelling that the single most [...]

Transforming Australia into an Outward-Looking Economy: Why the 1940s Matter

2018-09-11T14:06:23+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

David Vines is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford. He is also the Director of the Ethics and Economics Programme at the Oxford Martin School and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. After a 2018 fellowship with the Minerals Council of [...]

The Queen’s Role in the Appointment and Dismissal of the Governor General

2018-09-11T14:35:35+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Anne Twomey is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney. She is the author of (most recently) The Veiled Sceptre – Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems (CUP, 2018). In discussions of the Whitlam Government’s dismissal by Governor General Sir John Kerr in 1975, there is rarely any consideration [...]

Cambodia: After the Election

2018-09-11T14:37:22+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Ms. Monovithya Kem is a member of the Permanent Committee of Cambodia's principal opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Within the Public Affairs Directorate, she oversees the departments of international relations and civil society engagement as well as the CNRP women's wing. Monovithya’s father, opposition leader Kem Sokha has been detained as a [...]

The Liberal Party’s Women MPs – Where are They?

2018-09-11T14:48:06+10:00Categories: Paper, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

August 2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the first Australian woman to be elected to the House of Representatives - Dame Enid Lyons, who stood for the United Australia Party, the forerunner of the Liberal Party of Australia. In the last three decades, female MPs have become a familiar sight in both houses of the [...]

The Liberal Party’s Women MPs – Where are They?

2018-09-11T14:47:26+10:00Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

August 2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the first Australian woman to be elected to the House of Representatives - Dame Enid Lyons, who stood for the United Australia Party, the forerunner of the Liberal Party of Australia. In the last three decades, female MPs have become a familiar sight in both houses of the [...]