THE ABC, THE LUNA PARK FIRE AND NEVILLE WRAN

2021-08-31T14:54:00+10:0019 August 2021|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

ABC TV’s $2 million documentary was aired in February 2021. It made serious allegations in relation to the ghost train fire at Sydney’s Luna Park in June 1979. Those allegations involved then premier of New South Wales Neville Wran and criminal identity Abe Saffron. The program failed to substantiate these allegations and has been sharply [...]

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

2021-02-03T14:53:33+11:002 February 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, [...]

REVISITING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ROBERT MENZIES

2020-08-19T15:33:51+10:0016 July 2019|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Who was Robert Menzies, what did he stand for, what did he achieve. Columnist with The Australian and author – most recently - of Robert Menzies The Art of Politics, Troy Bramston has not only researched the official record and published accounts, but has also interviewed members of Menzies’ family, and his former advisers and ministers. He has also been [...]

Revisiting the Life and Legacy of Robert Menzies

2019-06-24T10:06:43+10:0015 March 2019|Categories: Function|Tags: , |

Speaker(s): Troy Bramston (Columnist, The Australian and author – most recently - of Robert Menzies The Art of Politics) Date: 13 May 2019 Topic: TBA Venue: The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm Book from: 17 April 2019

Paul Keating: The Big Picture Leader

2017-05-29T13:06:27+10:0029 May 2017|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Troy Bramston is a senior writer and columnist with The Australian and the author of Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader, [2016]. That there is yet more to examine and tell about one of Australia’s most fascinating prime ministers says a lot about both  Paul Keating and Troy Bramston. Joining Stephen Walmsley SC for a night [...]

Gough Whitlam’s Legacy – What worked; What Didn’t

2017-05-10T10:47:29+10:0027 January 2014|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Whitlam Governments – from December 1972 to November 1975 - led a reform revolution in many areas, from education and health to the environment and foreign policy. But alongside the great achievements were great failures and, ultimately, great tragedy when the government was dismissed. On Wednesday 11 December, The Sydney Institute brought together four [...]

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