The Sydney Papers Online Issue 51

COVID-19, COURT HEARINGS AND AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING

2020-11-04T12:14:20+11:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Michael Kirby QC CMC is an international jurist, educator and former judge. He served as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission (1975-83); Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84); Judge of the Federal Court of Australia (1983-4); President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (1984-96); President [...]

INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA AT A TIME OF “BLACK LIVES MATTER”

2020-11-04T12:09:36+11:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

As riots and activists became the news in the US after the death of black American George Floyd at the hands of police, the issues of Indigenous deaths in custody in Australia and the state of Indigenous welfare became a discussion point yet again. At a “virtual” function and discussion for The Sydney Institute on [...]

THE NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT – LIBERALISM AFTER CORONAVIRUS

2020-11-04T12:17:35+11:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Tim Wilson MP has been the Member for Goldstein since 2016, is Chairman of the House of Representatives Economics Committee and a Fellow of the P.M. Glynn Institute at the Australian Catholic University. Many will remember Tim Wilson as a former Human Rights Commissioner. On Monday 7 September 2020, Tim Wilson spoke for a Sydney [...]

THE LETHAL COLLISION OF TWO PANDEMICS: COVID-19 AND AGEISM

2020-11-04T12:17:44+11:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Margaret Somerville is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney and was the founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill university in Toronto, Canada. Somerville has authored several books - The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit; Death Talk: The Case Against Euthanasia and [...]

KEEPING CHINA’S RISE PEACEFUL

2020-11-04T12:17:51+11:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Om Tuesday 11 August 2020, The Hon Tony Abbott joined Tim Harcourt in a Sydney Institute YouTube broadcast. Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has been a strong supporter of free trade with China. However, with increasing tensions over the increase in China’s influence and resistance to appeals over human rights, Abbott believes Australia must [...]

WE NEED CHINA – CHINA NEEDS US – CHINA, DIVERSIFICATION AND POST-COVID19 ECONOMY

2020-11-04T12:18:32+11:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Tim Harcourt is the JW Nevile Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, a former chief economist of the Australia Trade Commission and host of The Airport Economist www.theairporteconomist.com . On Tuesday 11 August, Tim Harcourt joined former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to speak about ongoing Australia/China relations in the face of growing [...]

SECTION 92 OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CLOSURE OF STATE BORDERS

2020-11-04T12:18:41+11:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Anne Twomey is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney and Director of the Constitutional Reform Unit. Among her many publications are The Veiled Sceptre - Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems (2018) and Pitt Cobbett – A Portrait of Australia’s Constitution at 1919 (2019). On Wednesday 22 July 2020, [...]

CHALLENGES TO STATE BORDER CLOSURES AND SECTION 92 AND THE 2020 PANDEMIC

2020-11-04T12:18:49+11:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Rosalind Dixon is a Professor of Law at the University of NSW. Her work focuses on comparative constitutional law and constitutional design, constitutional democracy, theories of constitutional dialogue and amendment, socio-economic rights and constitutional law and gender, and has been published in leading journals in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. On Wednesday 22 [...]