The Sydney Papers Online Issue 46

Has Politics Really Changed – from Menzies to Morrison

2019-04-17T14:51:59+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

At The Sydney Institute’s Annual Dinner held at The Star on Wednesday 27 March 2019, the Institute celebrated its thirtieth year. Guest speaker at the dinner was The Hon John Howard OM AC who was introduced by Sydney Institute Executive Director Gerard Henderson and thanked by Carmel Mulhern, Group Executive, Legal & Corporate Affairs, at [...]

Welfare, Personal Responsibility and the Cashless Debit Card

2019-04-18T09:08:24+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Monday 25 March 2019, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Families and Social Services, addressed The Sydney Institute. Paul Fletcher is the Member for Bradfield and entered parliament in 2009.In his speech, the Minister clarified the government’s belief in the positive effects of the cashless credit card for welfare recipients. He also announced [...]

What’s Wrong with North Fitzroy?

2019-04-18T09:12:54+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Most of the Victorian terraces and workers’ cottages in inner Melbourne (and Sydney/Brisbane) have been thoroughly renovated by affluent professional couples and are valued in seven figures. And the pensioners, post-war migrants and even many of the university students have largely drifted away. This change has been driven by structural economic forces – the rapid [...]

Communications Policy in Australia – The Road Ahead

2019-04-18T09:43:50+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

With the polls suggesting that a Labor win at the 2019 federal election - due in May  - was all but a certainty, The Sydney Institute invited Labor MP and Shadow Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland to address The Institute on Thursday 14 March 2019. Michelle Rowland was elected to the federal seat of Greenway [...]

Escaping from the Rat Race – A Cradle Mountain Love Story

2019-04-18T10:02:22+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Gustav Weindorfer arrived in Melbourne from Austria in June 1900 and later met and married Tasmanian Kate Cowle. Their love of the natural and wild led them to Cradle Mountain where they eventually built a chalet for guests to stay. Their Waldheim or “home in the forest” was built of King Billy Pine. The couple [...]

An Evening Before the Election

2019-04-18T10:07:40+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

With a federal election looming by May 2019, and the polls for many months predicting an easy win for the Labor opposition led by Bill Shorten, The Sydney Institute held a seminar evening discussion on Wednesday 6 March 2019. Leading the discussion were Paul Kelly, commentator, columnist The Australian, editor and author and Caroline Overington, [...]

An Evening Before the Election

2019-04-15T09:25:30+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

With a federal election looming by May 2019, and the polls for many months predicting an easy win for the Labor opposition led by Bill Shorten, The Sydney Institute held a seminar evening discussion on Wednesday 6 March 2019. Leading the discussion were Paul Kelly, commentator, columnist The Australian, editor and author and Caroline Overington, [...]

Arguing with Family Ghosts – The Unsafe Memoir

2019-04-15T09:24:53+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Geoffrey Lehmann – writer, poet and tax lawyer – has written his memoirs which he has entitled Leeward – A Memoir. Old Sydney is part of Lehmann’s identity – its harbour and its fringe dwelling neighbourhoods clinging to that view. But his poetry roams much further. Peter Goldsworthy, reviewing Lehmann’s Poems 1957-2013, wrote, “Poets, like mathematicians, often [...]

Crafting the Nation: The Story of a Banner, a Bicentennial and a Berth in the Big House of Australian Democracy

2019-04-15T09:22:41+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Clare Wright is Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University and author of (most recently) You Daughters of Freedom. In an address to The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 20 February 2019, Clare Wright looked back at the struggle a century ago and reflected on how the campaign for female suffrage was hard won. [...]

Voluntary Euthanasia: Impacts on Individuals and Society

2019-04-15T09:20:47+10:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Rev Peter Kurti is Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society program at the Centre for Independent Studies and an author, most recently, of Euthanasia – Putting The Culture to Death. Penny Hackett is the President of Dying With Dignity NSW and is presently legal advisor to a funds management and corporate finance business [...]