Race Mathews new book on Catholic influence – once prominent now largely faded – on the ALP in Victoria is a fascinating story.
Albert Coulston (“Bert”) Evans AO, employers’ leader, vocational training mentor and superannuation pioneer, passed away in Sydney on February 25.
Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man, Gerard Henderson’s biography of Bartholomew Augustus Santamaria (1915-1998) is well researched, controversial, and insightful. The first book-length biography of Santamaria, the subtitle A Most Unusual Man immediately suggests that the work is no hagiography.
On 1 July after twenty years on the Board, I resigned as an independent Director from the Stadium Australia Management Board after the NSW government bought out the management rights for an undisclosed sum.
Speech delivered to the opening session of the 2016 ASFA conference held in the Gold Coast Convention Centre, 9-11 November 2016.
Kep Enderby, QC, barrister, civil libertarian, politician and judge, is best known for his role as federal Attorney-General in 1975, advising the prime minister Gough Whitlam at the time of the Dismissal.
Tanya Plibersek’s push to compel all Labor MPs to a binding vote in support of same sex marriage is a sincere stance emanating from personal conviction. Her passionate conviction, nonetheless, does not trump the conscience of others. That is why her unreasonable position must be rejected by the ALP, regardless of where individuals stand on the marriage issue.
Greg Sheridan’s recently published memoir shows him to be a superb writer and a romantic. Unfortunately, the latter trait colours his assertions recently published in The Australian about the officers of the Labor Council of NSW and the NCC.
John Joseph Whelan, unionist, police officer, man of many careers and service, raconteur, family man, was born June 9, 1934, and passed away peacefully after a determined battle with Alzheimer’s, on Sunday August 16, 2015, aged 81.
Speech at the opening on 18 November 2015 of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) annual conference at the Convention Centre, Brisbane.