The Sydney Papers Online Issue 52

 GROWING UP IN AUSTRALIA – ONE PROTESTANT, ONE CATHOLIC – TWO VIEWS

2021-02-24T12:09:16+11:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Executive Director of The Sydney Institute and columnist with The Australian, Dr Gerard Henderson was educated by the Jesuits at Melbourne’s Xavier College and raised a Catholic. Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Hon Michael Kirby AC GMC, grew up in a strong Anglican tradition – one that he has described as [...]

THE TRUTH OF THE PALACE LETTERS: DECEIT, AMBUSH AND DISMISSAL IN 1975

2021-02-03T14:53:33+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In July 2020, the National Archives of Australia released the correspondence between Australia’s Governor General Sir John Kerr and Buckingham Palace during the constitutional crisis of 1975. This came about as the result of a High Court decision brought on by legal action from historian Jenny Hocking. In the wake of the Palace letters release, [...]

SIR JOHN KERR AND THE DISMISSAL – THE TRUTH OF THE PALACE LETTERS  

2021-02-03T14:53:46+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In July 2020, the National Archives of Australia released the correspondence between Australia’s Governor General Sir John Kerr and Buckingham Palace during the constitutional crisis of 1975. This came about as the result of a High Court decision brought on by legal action from historian Jenny Hocking. In the wake of the Palace letters release, [...]

IN DEFENCE OF SHAME – A VIEW

2021-02-03T14:54:02+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Tanveer Ahmed is a psychologist, author and columnist for the Australian Financial Review.  In his new book, In Defence of Shame, Dr Tanveer Ahmed looks at the history and contemporary rise of shame and its overlap with group identity morality and mental health. His arguments pose new perspectives for today’s more secularist Western societies. Monica [...]

IN DEFENCE OF SHAME – A VIEW

2021-02-03T14:58:55+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Monica Doumit is the Director, Public Affairs and Engagement for the Archdiocese of Sydney and a columnist with The Catholic Weekly. Tanveer Ahmed is a psychologist, author and columnist for the Australian Financial Review.  In his new book, In Defence of Shame, Dr Tanveer Ahmed looks at the history and contemporary rise of shame and [...]

Peter Cosgrove Book Launch

2021-02-03T14:58:08+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

ON TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2020, FORMER GOVERNOR-GENERAL SIR PETER COSGROVE RECORDED A DISCUSSION WITH SYDNEY INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GERARD HENDERSON TO LAUNCH HIS NEW BOOK – YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE JOINED … A MEMOIR. Gerard Henderson: Peter Cosgrove makes a welcome return to The Sydney Institute; he gave our annual lecture some years ago and spoke [...]

WRITING ABOUT PAUL RAMSAY

2021-02-03T15:01:15+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Angela Shanahan – columnist with The Australian – has written the biography of Paul Ramsay, founder of Ramsay Health which has been published as Paul Ramsay – A Man For Others. In a lasting legacy, Paul Ramsay bequeathed funds to establish the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation which will operate through the University of Queensland, [...]

LAUNCHING ANGELA SHANAHAN’S PAUL RAMSAY – A MAN FOR OTHERS

2021-02-03T15:00:59+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Angela Shanahan – columnist with The Australian – has written the biography of Paul Ramsay, founder of Ramsay Health which has been published as Paul Ramsay – A Man For Others. In a lasting legacy, Paul Ramsay bequeathed funds to establish the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation which will operate through the University of Queensland, [...]

SYDNEY, CRIME AND THE PANDEMIC OF 1919

2021-02-03T15:01:24+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 engendered a look back at the global pandemic of 1919 known as the Spanish Flu. Nerida Campbell is a curator at Sydney Living Museums. Her most recent exhibition and publication, Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties, explores the dark side of the 1920s from wayward flappers to stone-cold gangsters. To [...]

A PROTESTANT PERSPECTIVE

2021-02-03T14:52:14+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Hon Michael Kirby AC GMC, grew up in a strong Anglican tradition – one that he has described as essentially protestant. Executive Director of The Sydney Institute and columnist with The Australian, Dr Gerard Henderson was educated by the Jesuits at Melbourne’s Xavier College and raised [...]