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sydney – a place of learning

Last Updated: 31 December 2015




Higher Education

New South Wales School System

City of Sydney in a Globalised Environment

History of the City of Sydney

Other Urban Experiences

Earlier links are at the top of each section





Royal Australian Navy Seapower Conference 2015, 6-8 October 2015, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, Sydney.  The theme is “The Future of Sea Power.” Further details at: http://www.pacific2015.com.au/seapower/index.asp.




Higher Education

Elizabeth Farrelly, “True Wisdom Needs Age and Real World Experience,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/true-wisdom-needs-age-and-real-world-experience-20100901-14nhk.html.

John Ross, “Top Unis Struggle on Teaching,” The Australian, 25 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/top-unis-struggle-on-teaching/story-e6frgcjx-1226121049520.

George Wright, “Australia: a Nation of Copycats,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/innovation/blogs/smoke--mirrors/australia-a-nation-of-copycats-20110924-1kq7i.html.

Simon Marginson, “Enter the Dragon: The Rise of Higher Education in Asia,” The Australian, 27 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/rise-of-the-dragon/enter-the-dragon-the-rise-of-higher-education-in-asia/story-fnama19w-1226171619494.

Jen Rosenberg, “Sydney Uni in World’s Top 100,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/sydney-uni-in-worlds-top-100-20120315-1v5zw.html.

Thomas L. Friedman, “Come the Revolution,” The New York Times, 15 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/opinion/friedman-come-the-revolution.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss.

Rachel Browne, “Big Power Shift Puts NSW on List of Top 100 Unis,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/tertiary-education/big-power-shift-puts-nsw-on-list-of-top-100-unis-20121003-26zih.html.  Greater detail is available from Times Higher Education, “The World University Rankings” at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2012-13/world-ranking

Media Centre, “Universities Seize Asian Century as China Becomes No. 1 Partner,” Universities Australia, 26 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/page/media-centre/2012-media-releases/universities-seize-asian-century-as-china-becomes-no-1-partner/





New South Wales School System

Anna Patty, “Just Perfect: Pupils Show the US Who’s the Boss,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/just-perfect-pupils-show-the-us-whos-the-boss-20110104-19f5i.html.

Anna Patty, “Call to Scrap ‘Biased’ Chinese Culture Classes,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/call-to-scrap-biased-chinese-culture-classes-20110712-1hcdf.html.

Andrew Stevenson, “Three Rs of Asian Education: Rigorous, Rigid and Results,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/three-rs-of-asian-education-rigorous-rigid-and-results-20110927-1kvgq.html.

Michael West, “When ‘Big Law’ Turns to Bullying,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/when-big-law-turns-to-bullying-20120817-24ds4.html.





City of Sydney in a Globalised Environment

Chris Zappone, “The Second Last Straw in Affordable Housing Market Rankings Worldwide,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 January 2011.  Available at: http://smh.domain.com.au/the-second-last-straw-in-affordable-housing-market-rankings-worldwide-20110123-1a18f.html.

Bernard Salt, “Melbourne Sets Planning Agenda for Other Cities,” The Australian, 3 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/melbourne-sets-planning-agenda-for-other-cities/story-e6frg9gx-1226014970749

Jessica Irving, “Sydney Is a Sadder, Meaner, Angrier City,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/sydney-is-a-sadder-meaner-angrier-city-20110317-1byw0.html.

Andrew West, ‘It’s Biology: All Cities Are Alike,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/its-biology-all-cities-are-alike-20110722-1hsue.html.

Peter Cai, “Chinese Millionaires Keen to Buy, Play and Learn Here,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/chinese-millionaires-keen-to-buy-play-and-learn-here-20111212-1orcu.html.

No author cited, “Sydney as a Global City,” City of Sydney, 8 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/AboutSydney/CityResearch/GlobalSydney.asp.

Mike Hales and Andres Mendoza Pena, “2012 Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities Outlook,” A T Kearney, 2012.  Available at: http://www.atkearney.com/index.php/Publications/2012-global-cities-index-and-emerging-cities-outlook.html.  See also commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonGCI.pdf.

Peter Cai, “Australia Among Top Destinations for Rich Chinese,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/australia-among-top-destinations-for-rich-chinese-20120702-21da5.html

Julie Power, “Sydney’s Sprawl Pushes Hong Kong to Top of Best City List,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-sprawl-pushes-hong-kong-to-top-of-best-city-list-20120705-21k8o.html.

McKinsey Global Institute Report, “Urban World: Cities and the Rise of the Consuming Class,” June 2012.  Executive Summary and Full Report available at: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/research/urbanization/urban_world_cities_and_the_rise_of_the_consuming_class.  See also from the same source: “Are Cities the New Global Building Blocks?” May 2012 at: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/research/urbanization/cities_2012; and “Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power of Cities”, March 2011 at: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/research/urbanization/urban_world.

Kirsty Needham, “Gardens Not for Raising Cash: Keating,” Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/gardens-not-for-raising-cash-keating-20130525-2n3r1.html.

Robert Upe, “What Rich Chinese Tourists Want – and Where They’re Going to Get It, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/what-rich-chinese-tourists-want--and-where-theyre-going-to-get-it-20130606-2nryx.html.

Matt Wade,”Sydney Not Yet a True Global City,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 April 2014.  Available at: http://www.accci.com.au/SydneyaPlaceofLearning.htm.

Leesha McKenny, “NSW State Election 2015:  Labor Puts Popular Vote for Mayors on the Table,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-state-election-2015-labor-puts-popular-vote-for-mayors-on-the-table-20150211-13bvd5.html.  See also Luke Foley, Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Parliament, “The Greater Sydney Commission,” Address to the Committee for Sydney, 15 December 2014.  Available at: http://www.sydney.org.au/media/uploads/151214%20The%20Greater%20Sydney%20Commission%20-%20The%20Hon_%20Luke%20Foley,%20MLC%20.pdf.




History of the City of Sydney 

Clare Wright, “Businesswomen at the Coalface of Colonial Sydney, “The Australian, 5 December 2015.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/businesswomen-at-the-coalface-of-colonial-sydney/news-story/273b5adcf5e47907f21e5806bc3d9809?=.




Other Urban Experiences

Paul Sheehan, “Have Siren, Will Harass, in NSW the Policed State,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/have-siren-will-harass-in-nsw-the-policed-state-20150322-1m504p.html.

Xiangming Chen, “China’s Key Cities:  From Local Places to Global Players,” Eurasian Review, 16 December 2015.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/16122015-chinas-key-cities-from-local-places-to-global-players-analysis/.  Comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonKeyCities.pdf.

Anne Davies and Leesha McKenny, “Council Mergers: Baird Government Reveals Which Sydney Councils Will Change,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 December 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/council-mergers-baird-government-reveals-which-sydney-councils-will-change-20151217-glqk5y.html.

Melanie Kembrey, “Council Merges: Expert Adviser Graham Sansom Slams Merger Proposals,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 December 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/council-mergers-expert-adviser-graham-sansom-slams-merger-proposals-20151218-glrg0o.html.