The Sydney Papers Online Issue 62

TRUTH-TELLING AND POST-COLONIAL CRITIQUES

2024-06-05T16:34:02+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Nicholas Hasluck’s book Print and Prize: Travels in the Commonwealth (Connor Court Publishing) provides an account of his time as Chair of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. In post-colonial discussions – such as the contest over the Voice in Australia in 2023 – Hasluck found that works of fiction by entrants for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize [...]

AFTER THE VOICE REFERENDUM: TWO VIEWS

2024-06-05T16:29:51+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Frank Brennan SJ, a supporter of the Voice concept, now believes the 2023 referendum was a disaster. He also believes that many Australians still hope there may be a prospect of future constitutional change but not with the process that was adopted and not with the wording that was proposed in 2023. Frank Brennan has outlined [...]

LESSONS FROM OUR FAILURE TO BUILD A CONSTITUTIONAL BRIDGE IN THE 2023 REFERENDUM

2024-06-05T16:22:55+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Frank Brennan SJ, a supporter of the Voice concept, now believes the 2023 referendum was a disaster. He also believes that many Australians still hope there may be a prospect of future constitutional change but not with the process that was adopted and not with the wording that was proposed in 2023. Frank Brennan has outlined [...]

THE BATTLE OF KAPYONG: AUSTRALIA’S DECISIVE ROLE IN THE KOREAN WAR

2024-06-05T16:16:00+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

April 1951. After ten months of fighting, the Korean War hung in the balance. A single Australian battalion, backed by Kiwi gunners and American tanks, had dug in on a hilltop overlooking the Kapyong Valley, north of Seoul. Together with a Canadian battalion on a nearby hill, they were all that stood between Mao's army [...]

THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL WAR AGAINST ISRAEL

2024-06-05T16:55:02+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Natasha Hausdorff is a barrister in London and a Director of UK Lawyers for Israel. She holds law degrees from Oxford and Tel Aviv Universities and was a Fellow in the National Security Law Programme at Columbia Law School. Natasha Hausdorff previously worked for Skadden Arps, in London and Brussels and clerked for the President [...]

REMEMBERING FRANK KNOPFELMACHER

2024-06-05T16:50:43+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

With the launch of Frank Knopfelmacher – Selected Writings, the life and work of one of Australia’s leading anti-communists was celebrated in Melbourne and Sydney. In 1965, Frank Knopfelmacher, Czech born sociologist and psychologist, was the centre of a heated academic controversy when a unanimous recommendation by an academic selection committee to appoint him to [...]

REMEMBERING FRANK KNOPFELMACHER

2024-06-05T15:58:57+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Podcast, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

With the launch of Frank Knopfelmacher – Selected Writings, the life and work of one of Australia’s leading anti-communists was celebrated in Melbourne and Sydney. In 1965, Frank Knopfelmacher, Czech born sociologist and psychologist, was the centre of a heated academic controversy when a unanimous recommendation by an academic selection committee to appoint him to [...]

THE HOUSING CRISIS – THE COALITION’S APPROACH

2024-06-05T15:48:25+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Podcast, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

There has been much said about Australia’s housing crisis in 2024. But there are many ideas floating as to how best to solve the problem - build better; build faster; build more to rent; build cheaper to buy. The Liberal/National Coalition has ideas too. Senator Andrew Bragg as shadow minister for housing sees an imbalance [...]

THE SHORTEST HISTORY OF ECONOMICS

2024-06-05T15:32:37+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

In his latest book The Shortest History of Economics, The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities & Treasury & Assistant Minister for Employment tackles a big subject in a compact form – examining the financial forces that shaped our existence as humans. From ancient times to the modern world, Leigh explores [...]

 AUSTRALIA’S TRADE AGENDA – INCLUDING TRADE WITH CHINA

2024-06-05T15:27:12+10:005 June 2024|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Since coming to government, Australia’s Trade Minister Senator The Hon Don Farrell has worked hard to re-establish Australia’s good trading relations with China. Acknowledging that, in the case of China, “we started with $20 billion worth of trade impediments by 2019 figures,” adding that this number has now been reduced to less than a billion [...]

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