2021 ANNUAL DINNER ADDRESS FOR THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE

2022-01-13T14:14:55+11:0013 December 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Sydney Institute’s much delayed Annual Dinner for 2020 was held on Monday 13 December 2021 at The Star in Sydney with some 800 guests. The guest speaker was The Hon Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister who was introduced by Senator the Hon Jane Hume, the Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital [...]

CARDINAL PELL, THE MEDIA PILE-ON AND COLLECTIVE GUILT – BOOK LAUNCH

2022-01-06T19:01:30+11:007 December 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , , , |

On Tuesday 7 December, barrister and senior counsel Margaret Cunneen SC launched Gerard Henderson’s Cardinal Pell, The Media Pile-on and Collective Guilt which, Margaret Cunneen’s words, “is a meticulous chronology which draws together all the stakeholders, as they would call themselves, in the attempted destruction of Cardinal George Pell. As Gerard illustrates so eloquently, they [...]

LAUNCH OF CARDINAL GEORGE PELL, THE MEDIA PILE-ON & COLLECTIVE GUILT

2022-01-06T19:01:31+11:007 December 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

On Tuesday 7 December, barrister and senior counsel Margaret Cunneen SC launched Gerard Henderson’s Cardinal Pell, The Media Pile-on and Collective Guilt which, Margaret Cunneen’s words, “is a meticulous chronology which draws together all the stakeholders, as they would call themselves, in the attempted destruction of Cardinal George Pell. As Gerard illustrates so eloquently, they [...]

AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL PROBLEMS AND CATHOLIC POLICY SOLUTIONS

2022-01-06T18:54:22+11:001 December 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Greg Craven AO is the former Vice Chancellor of Australian Catholic University, a commentator and constitutional lawyer. To coincide with the publication of his In The Shadow of The Cross: Catholic Social Teaching and Australian Politics, Greg Craven addressed The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 1 December 2021. In a speech that argued for a reappraisal [...]

BEATING FRANCE TO BOTANY BAY

2022-01-06T18:54:41+11:0023 November 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Australia and its relations with France go back a long way - they began with the British. The French had a jump start in the race for a Pacific empire, but English officials then launched their own pursuit around the globe. The contestants finally met in Botany Bay, with the French just five days too [...]

AUSTRALIA’S FAMILY COURTS – WHAT WORKS WHAT DOESN’T

2022-01-06T18:55:04+11:0016 November 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

The courts and how they affect children are increasingly of concern. Catharine Lumby - Professor of Media, University of Sydney - and Camilla Nelson - Associate Professor in Media, Notre Dame University – have now co-authored Broken Children, Parents, and Family Courts. Their work explores the complexities and failures of Australia’s family courts through the stories [...]

REPORT FROM THE US

2022-01-06T18:55:15+11:0010 November 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Annelise Nielsen is Sky News Australia's Washington Correspondent. As Australia emerged from the years of pandemic, with the targets of COP26 and the AUKUS agreement into the future, the question to ask was what is the focus in Washington DC? With mid-term elections in the US just a year away and the Biden presidency under [...]

REMEMBERING BILL LEAK

2022-01-06T18:55:23+11:001 November 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Fred Pawle spent three years researching and interviewing dozens of the late columnist Bill Leak’s friends and colleagues to create an intimate and honest biography. In his biography of Leak - Die Laughing - The Biography of Bill Leak - there is now a whole beautiful, but occasionally troubled, story behind an extraordinarily gifted Australian artist, [...]

DARK EMU, BRUCE PASCOE AND THE HUNTER/GATHERER CONTROVERSY

2022-01-06T18:55:56+11:0026 October 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Bruce Pascoe’s book, Dark Emu was published in March 2014. Praised by leftist revisionist historians it won awards and became part of education in schools about Indigenous Australian first peoples. The fundamental thesis of the book is that Indigenous Australians were not hunter gatherers at all but had a developed an agrarian economy along the lines of [...]

DARK EMU, BRUCE PASCOE AND THE HUNTER/GATHERER CONTROVERSY

2022-01-06T18:56:18+11:0026 October 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Bruce Pascoe’s book, Dark Emu was published in March 2014. Praised by leftist revisionist historians it won awards and became part of education in schools about Indigenous Australian first peoples. The fundamental thesis of the book is that Indigenous Australians were not hunter gatherers at all but had a developed an agrarian economy along the lines of [...]

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