Beetween Beijing and Washington
As an extension of his Quarterly Essay, Hugh White chats with Rafael Epstein about Australia’s new relationship with China and the “fundamental re-balancing of the world economy”.
Christine Nixon Praises Julia Gillard’s Leadership Style / Government
By Jon Tjhia
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Former Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon delivered last Thursday’s Lunchbox/Soapbox on the subject of leadership. Comparing what she argued are old and new models of leadership, Nixon stressed that qualities such as independence, lateral thinking and openness to the needs of others are key to leadership in a progressive society. She also acknowledged the reluctance of some to leave behind…
Courage in Captivity / Government
By Alex Landragin
The following post was originally published on the blog Live Alive. It’s a review written by writer and psychiatrist in training Elise Bialylew of our Wednesday night event featuring Ingrid Betancourt in conversation with Peter Mares. Video of the event will be published next week. We encourage submissions of reviews of our events, although we can’t promise publication in every instance.
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Friday High Five: Paid maternity leave and abandoned beauty / Sexual & gender politics
By Jo Case