The Sydney Papers Online Issue 45

Villers-Bretonneux: What Really Happened

2018-12-18T13:50:10+11:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In March 1918, the Germans launched an immense offensive that led to Britain’s gravest crisis of WWI. There was widespread concern — under-recognised today — that after years of terrible casualties and hardships the war might be lost. Australia’s soldiers, rushed to the rescue in this climax of the conflict, were influencing the destiny of [...]

Enid Lyons – Her Life and Times

2018-12-18T13:50:00+11:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

To mark the 75th anniversary of Dame Enid Lyons’s maiden speech in the House of Representatives in September 1943, the Menzies Research Centre produced an anniversary edition of Anne Henderson’s Enid Lyons – Leading Lady to a Nation (Connor Court Publishers) At The Sydney Institute, on Monday 24 September 2018, Anne Henderson, Deputy Director of [...]

The Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund

2018-12-18T13:50:36+11:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon John Barilaro is the NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional New South Wales, Minister for Skills and Minister for Small Business. He is also the leader of the Nationals in NSW. In March 2018, the NSW government sold its 58 per cent shareholding of the Snowy Hydro Scheme to the federal government for [...]

Australian Federal Politics on the Eve of The Wentworth By-Election

2018-12-18T13:50:15+11:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In August 2018, the Westminster system of government took its toll, yet again, of an Australian prime minister. And, after three weeks of parliamentary power play, former PM Malcolm Turnbull resigned his seat of Wentworth bringing on a much-contested by-election. Amid accusations of a “women problem”, the pre-selection for the Liberal candidate in Wentworth instead [...]

Twentieth Century Communism – What Millennials Need to Know

2018-12-18T13:51:15+11:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The evil of totalitarian Nazism is a living memory, due in particular to the establishment of Holocaust museums. However, memory of totalitarian communism – in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and North Korea – is fading in the West. That’s why James Bartholomew, UK author and leader writer, The Daily Telegraph, wants [...]

Fighting Back to Preserve our Freedom

2018-12-18T13:51:56+11:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP has been the New South Wales Treasurer and the Minister for Industrial Relations since January 2017 in the Berejiklian Government. Perrottet was also elected as the Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party in January 2017. For centuries, classical liberal freedoms - of speech, assembly and faith - have [...]

Rusted Off: Navigating the Gulf between Parliament and Rural Australia

2018-12-18T13:53:49+11:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Gabrielle Chan is a journalist who became a farmer. In her new book Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community’s main street for answers to the big questions driving voters. Why are we so fed up with politics? Why are formerly rusted-on country voters deserting major parties in greater numbers than their city cousins? [...]

The Internet – Not an Ungoverned Space

2018-12-18T13:53:59+11:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The internet is arguably the greatest technological development in human history, enabling people and business to connect and engage in ways never thought possible. But it has also produced its own challenges and threats, as well as providing new ways of undertaking nefarious activities. Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield is the Minister for the Arts [...]

Australian Federal Politics on the Eve of The Wentworth By-Election

2018-12-18T13:54:05+11:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In August 2018, the Westminster system of government took its toll, yet again, of an Australian prime minister. And, after three weeks of parliamentary power play, former PM Malcolm Turnbull resigned his seat of Wentworth bringing on a much-contested by-election. Amid accusations of a “women problem”, the pre-selection for the Liberal candidate in Wentworth instead [...]

Rotten Luck and Self-Inflicted Wounds – How the U.S. Pollsters Failed in the 2016 Presidential Election and Why a Similar Result is Unlikely in Australia

2018-12-18T13:54:10+11:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Martin O’Shannessy is a partner at OmniPoll and a former CEO of Newspoll with a 100 per cent record of calling state and federal election outcomes. Polling is now part of so many aspects of our daily lives – from product pushing to poll pushing. The art of the pollster is complex and many factors [...]