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of New South Wales







Trade and Investment Policy

Commercial and Industry Policy

Public Affairs and Media Policy

Culture and Sporting Policy

Briefing Committees, including:

·        Australian Government

·        NSW Government

·        Sydney City Municipal Government

Trade and Investment Policy


The Trade and Investment Policy Committee is the engine room of the Chamber; it provides the theoretical direction for the Australia-China economic interface.  In the early years this was principally exports and imports, and by the mid 1980s joint-venture investments became a major focus.  During the 1990s, with China’s impending entry in the World Trade Organisation, the committee’s boundaries were expanded to include regional and global trade and investment relations.

Issues and Sources of Information for Committee Activities

Last updated 8 February 2010

Australia’s Trade and Investment

John Garnaut, “How MacBank Hit a Great Wall in China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/how-macbank-hit-a-great-wall-in-china-20100806-11oh6.html.


Natasha Brereton, “Global Deal Reached on New Bank Rules, The Australian, 13 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/global-deal-reached-on-new-bank-rules/story-e6frg96f-1225920291829.

Greg Sheridan, “Distorted Vision of Future US-China Relations”, The Australian, 11 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/distorted-vision-of-future-us-china-relations/story-e6frg6zo-1225917582189.

Cameron Stewart, “As the US Wanes, China Gains”, The Australian, 6 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/as-the-us-wanes-china-gains/story-e6frg6z6-1225901301983.

US President Obama’s letter to G20, dated 16 June 2010, is available at: http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/PresidentObamaLettertoG-20061610.pdf?sid=ST2010061800193.

Author unknown, “We Have Just Entered Act II of the Drama”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/we-have-just-entered-act-ii-of-the-drama-20100611-y1rs.html.

Robert J. Samuelson, “Why the U.S. Should Support Europe’s Rescue Package”, The Washington Post, 24 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/23/AR2010052303826.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

“Why China Is the Key to Europe’s Debt Crisis”, The Australian, 30 April. 2010.  Available at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/why-china-is-the-key-to-europes-debt-crisis/story-e6frg71x-1225860371890

Does the EU have too many representatives at the G20? http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/wto-boss-warns-eu-to-sharpen-its-g20-voice-20100329-r5i7.html.

Rakteem Katakey, “India Taps Forex Reserves to Buy Energy Assets”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/india-taps-forex-reserves-to-buy-energy-assets-20100318-qiiy.html.

Sebastian Mallaby, “Currency Spat Reveals a Nervous Chinese Autocracy”, The Washington Post, 19 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/18/AR2010031803045.html?wpisrc=nl_pmopinions

Bruce Grant, “Reversing the Global Retreat”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/reversing-the-global-retreat-20100308-psmh.html.

John Durie, “ASIC Chief Has Tough Job at Helm of Financial Stability Board”, The Australian, 11 January 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/asic-chief-has-tough-job-at-helm-of-financial-stability-board/story-e6frg9io-1225818065637.

Reuters, “Global Financial Regulations Overhaul Seen in 2010”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 January 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/global-financial-regulation-overhaul-seen-in-2010-20100106-ltyh.html.

Margot Schüller, Yun Schüler-Zhou, “China’s Economic Policy in the Time of the Global Financial Crisis: Which Way
Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2009).  Available online at: http://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jcca/article/view/65/65.

Razeen Sally is Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and wrote a blog on US and EU trade policy, with comments about a possible revival of a transatlantic free trade area.  It appears on the ECIPE Internet site, 4 December 2009 (http://www.ecipe.org/blog/a-transatlantic-free-trade-area) as well as on East Asia Forum, 2 January 2010 (http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/01/02/a-transatlantic-free-trade-area/).

The final communiqué of the London Summit dated 2 April 2009 is available at: http://www.wcoomd.org/files/1.%20Public%20files/PDFandDocuments/Highlights/G20_Final_London_Communique.pdf

World Bank Institute, ‘Protectionism a Threat to Global Recovery, Say Emerging Market Policymakers’, including links to a podcast and video, 6 April 2009.  Permanent URL for the page: http://go.worldbank.org/7VBCP5GXQ0.  See also ‘Trade Protection: Incipient but Worrisome Trends’ by Elisa Gamberoni and Richard Newfarmer, http://siteresources.worldbank.org/NEWS/Resources/Trade_Note_37.pdf.

A short evaluation of the causes of the global financial crisis by David Hetherington of Per Capita, which, as stated in their homepage –http://www.percapita.org.au – is an independent progressive think tank dedicated to building a new vision for Australia, is entitled “Less Ideology, More Economics” and was made available on 3 April, 2009 by The Australian at: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25281576-7583,00.html..

A full set of communiqués and final reports from the London Summit 2009 (the G-20 Meeting) can be obtained from the home page http://www.g20.org/index.aspx.  Official photographs, including the reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen and the dinner for heads of delegations, both on Wednesday 1 April, plus photographs of the meeting the following day can be obtained from: http://www.londonsummit.gov.uk/en/media-centre/media-library/photos/.

Commentary on the future of the G-20 in The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25537556-7583,00.html.

A more extensive opinion in the form of a 7,700 word essay by Simon Johnson, a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management who was the chief economist at the International Monetary fund during 2007 and 2008, is to be published in the May issue of The Atlantic, but it is available online now.  It is entitled: “The Quiet Coup”:  http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200905/imf-advice.  Note that Hetherington and Johnson have quite different points of view, but bring out similar remedies for the crisis.

A paper by Professor Leong H. Liew entitled China and the Global Financial Crisis analyses the impact of the global financial crisis on China’s domestic economy and considers the central government’s initial responses to the crisis.  Published on the Internet by the Lowy Institute 13 February 2009.

An article written by Mark Landler contains reference to a number of concerns expressed as early as March 2005 of the possible consequences of the continuing debt incurred by the US from its substantial export-import deficit with the People’s Republic of China.  The link to the article is contained in the title: Chinese Savings Helped Inflate American Bubble.

Note that the page containing this article also has links to previous articles exporting the causes of the financial crisis and a more recent one entitled: “Cracks in US-China Relations Are Widening Again in Crisis”.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Innwon Park, “Regional Trade Agreements in East Asia: Will They Be Sustainable?” Asian Economic Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2 (June 2009), pp. 169-194.  This includes an analysis of an APEC-level regional trade agreement.  Available online at: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122452499/PDFSTART?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0. 

ACCCI Opinion Paper: “Reshaping APEC – Is It Really Necessary” by John Zerby

China and the World Trade Organisation

Julia Ya Qin, “Trade, Investment and Beyond: The Impact of WTO Accession on China’s Legal System”, The China Quarterly, No. 191 (September 2007), pp. 720-742.  Available for online purchase at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?iid=1346944.

Huang Dongli, “Commentary on ‘Trade, Investment and Beyond’”, The China Quarterly, No. 191 (September 2007), pp. 742-744.  Available for online purchase at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?iid=1346944.

China’s Accession to the World Trade Organisation: Impacts on China and East Asia, by Andrew Straus (Student Essay on China).

Some implications of the collapse of the Doha Round of trade negotiations by C Fred Bergsten:  Summary available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/61212/c-fred-bergsten/rescuing-the-doha-round.

Related Chamber Documents from the 1990s

·        Chamber Reports

·        Position Papers

·        Seminar Papers

·        Workshop Papers

Commercial and Industry Policy


The Commercial Committee, since 1976, has always been the “meat and potatoes” of ACCCI activities.  It is where all the colourful “China hands” have congregated.  Its initial responsibility was in facilitating commercial relationships between Chamber members and enterprises in China. 

To give it a more flexible direction and structure, the Executive Committee decided to sign co-operative agreements with a small number of provinces and cities.  Subsequently this became the original Key Cities Strategy with a specific emphasis on the four broad categories of industries known as:

·         Urban Services

·         Rural Industries

·         Infrastructure

·         Commercial Culture

A more complete description of the Key Cites Strategy is available on the Internet site.  Refer to:

Key Cities Strategy

Index to Key Cities

Issues and Sources of Information for Committee Activities

Peter Van Onselen, “Gillard’s Mining Tax and Exercise in Political Survival”, The Australian, 2 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/gillards-mining-tax-an-exercise-in-political-survival/story-e6frg8zx-1225900825046

Ian Verrender, “Big-Talking Giants May Come Down with a Thud”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/bigtalking-giants-may-come-down-with-a-thud-20100712-107yl.html

Asher Moses, “Chinese Cyper Attackers Hit Optus”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/chinese-cyber-attackers-hit-optus-20100415-sgm8.html

Matt Chambers, “Macarthur’s Shares Soar as Even Its Rejected Suitors Brush Up for Bidding War”, The Australian, 13.   April 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/macarthurs-shares-soar-as-even-its-rejected-suitors-brush-up-for-bidding-war/story-e6frg8zx-1225852940497.

Mitchell Bingemann, “Huawei Enlists Former Politicians in Its Bid for NBN Work”, The Australian, 19 January 2020.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/huawei-enlists-former-politicians-in-its-bid-for-nbn-work/story-e6frgakx-1225820993248.

 “The Realities of Doing Business in China”, remarks by David Eldon, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited at the Asia Society/HKABA Luncheon, Sydney, 3 February 2004.  In portable document format;. in Microsoft Word.

There are many commercial opportunities in Guangxi Province in China.  Click here for letter from a consulting company in Guangxi (in PDF).

Transcript of interview with Michael C. H. Jones by the International Business Daily, which is published by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.  A letter from the International Business Daily discussing Australia’ economic engagement with China is available separately.  Click here for a copy.

Public Affairs and Media Policy


Since 1989, various events covered by the media in Australia have had an impact on bilateral trade and investment, as well as commerce and industry.  In order to respond quickly and consistently to media requests for information and opinions on these events, a special committee was established in 1995.

Recent Media Releases

Refer also to the “Speeches and Media Releases” tab on the home page

Last updated 1 November 2010

Brad Norington, “Times Change in Fine Print War in New York”, The Australian, 1 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/times-change-in-fine-print-war-in-new-york/story-e6frg6so-1225860801235.

Guangdong Sub-Council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade celebrates the 50th anniversary since its foundation.  Click here for letter of congratulations from the Chamber.

A short DVD of Nanjing and Jiangning District of Nanjing was made available by the delegation that visited Sydney on 20 September 2007.  Click here to see a few captured frames from the DVD, and for information about obtaining a copy of the DVD.

Issues and Sources of Information for Committee Activities


Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

Reports and comments on the Stern Hu Case:

Michael Sainsbury,”’Conflict of Interest’ in Focus in Trial of Rio Tinto's Stern Hu”, The Australian, 19 April.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/conflict-of-interest-in-focus-in-trial-of-rio-tintos-stern-hu/story-e6frg9df-1225855615105.

Comment by Julie Bishop: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/blogs/the-bishops-gambit/harsh-lessons-from-stern-hus-trial/20100331-rbus.html.

Background information: http://www.smh.com.au/business/rio-workers-steel-for-verdicts-but-spotlight-on-industry-20100327-r3mo.html






Comment from the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304370304575151612455202950.html.








Other Business Ethics and Corporate Governance Issues:

Michael Gilding, “Miners the Real Faceless Men Who Got Rid of Rudd”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/miners-the-real-faceless-men-who-got-rid-of-rudd-20100812-120xo.html.

Sean Parnell, “Party’s Over for Liberal MP”, The Australian, 20 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/partys-over-for-liberal-mp/story-e6frg6z6-1225868871536.

 “Good Ethics is Good Business”, a paper by Stephen Cohen, School of Philosophy, University of New South Wales.  Click here for a copy (10 pages in portable document format).

Freedom of Information

Sean Parnell and Rory Callinan, “Grim Reality of VD Ben Robert-Smith’s Guts and Glory Obscured by Military Censors”, The Australian, 16 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/investigations/grim-reality-of-vcs-guts-and-glory-obscured-by-military-censors/story-fn8r0e18-1226075945494.

AP, “Wikileaks: “We Won’t Be Threatened by Pentagon”, 16 August 2010.  The Sydney Morning Herald, Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/wikileaks-we-wont-be-threatened-by-pentagon-20100816-125na.html?autostart=1.

Ben Saul, “Condemned by Faceless Accusers and Secret Evidence”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/condemned-by-faceless-accusers-and-secret-evidence-20100606-xn26.html.

Matthew Moore, “Premier Tells Ministers to Obey New FOI Act”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/premier-tells-ministers-to-obey-new-foi-act-20100523-w42z.html.

Michael Sainsbury, “China’s Propaganda Machine Busy as Media Indulge in Google-Bashing”, The Australian, 29 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/chinas-propaganda-machine-busy-as-media-indulge-in-google-bashing/story-e6frg996-1225846613083

Reuters, “Web Censorship: Clash of the Behemoths”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 January 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/web-censorship-clash-of-the-behemoths-20100113-m6d6.html

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity

Paul Sheehan, “Rudd’s Electoral Cracks About to Open Further”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/rudds-electoral-cracks-about-to-open-further-20100609-xugc.html?autostart=1.

George Williams, “Human Rights: People with Power Don’t Want to Give It Up”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/human-rights-people-with-power-dont-want-to-give-it-up-20100426-tn7b.html

Brennan Report:

“China-Australia Human Rights Technical Cooperation Program”, background information by Mr David Robinson, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, with introduction by Michael C.H. Jones, dated August 2002.  Click here for both documents.

David Robinson’s background information updated as at 5 July 2007:  Click here for this document in Microsoft Word.

“Human Rights Fundamentalisms”, by David Kinley.  This is the Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in Human Rights Law at Sydney University, delivered 6 December 2006 with the text made available by the author that included updates as at February 2007.   In portable document format.

Information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on matters relating to global and regional bodies that are advancing human rights priorities.  Link to the document is: http://www.dfat.gov.au/hr/.

Information on human rights and equal opportunity in Australia’s aid program is available at: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/china/hrtc_program.cfm.

Non-Government Organisations

Deborah Snow, “Power Saga Contorts a Community’s Face: The Standing of a Peak Chinese Australian Body is Under Threat”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/power-saga-contorts-a-communitys-face-20100319-qm5j.html.

Workshop with Lanzhou delegation. Click here for photographs, and Workshop with Beijing China Ministry of Agriculture.  Click here for photographs.

Rule of Law (including Corporate Governance)

Sarah-Jane Tasker, “Tell China We Deal from Different Deck”, The Australian, 15 February 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/tell-china-we-deal-from-different-deck/story-e6frgah6-1225830279397.

John Garnaut, “Children of the Revolution”, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 February 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/children-of-the-revolution-20100212-nxjh.html

Various agencies, “China Jails Dissident Liu for 11 Years”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December, 2009.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-jails-dissident-liu-for-11-years-20091225-lf23.html

Stuart Washington, “Litigation Lessons for ASIC”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/litigation-lessons-for-asic-20091225-lexv.html.

“A Leaner, Tougher and more Experienced Chamber steps up to the Plate”, by Michael C. H. Jones.  In portable document format.

Rule of Law and Culture, by Michael C H Jones, President ACCCI

Convergence and the Judicial Role: Recent Developments in China, by J J Spigelman, AC, Chief Justice of New South Wales.

Other Issues

Clive Hamilton, “Tackle Big Coal at Your Own Risk”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/tackle-big-coal-at-your-own-risk-20110202-1adok.html.

Mumble Blog, “The Market Research Con”, The Australian, 2 February 2011.  Available at: http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/mumble/index.php/theaustralian/comments/the_market_research_con/

John Dickerson, “Live by the Polls”, Slate, 4 November 2020.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2273694?wpisrc=newsletter.

Lara Sinclair, “Murdoch Takes a Page Out of The Times’ New Subscription”, The Australian, 4 August, 2020.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/murdoch-takes-a-page-out-of-the-times-net-subscription/story-e6frg996-1225900804773.

The Times, “Publication of Afghan Informant Details Worth the Risk: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange”, The Australian, 29 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/publication-of-afghan-informant-details-worth-the-risk-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange/story-e6frg6so-1225898273552.

Rodney Tiffen, “You Wouldn’t Read About It: Climate Scientists Right”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/you-wouldnt-read-about-it-climate-scientists-right-20100727-10t5i.html.

Fred Kaplan, “Not the Pentagon Papers”, Slate, 26 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2261780/pagenum/all/#p2.

Elizabeth Farrelly, “Where the Dickens Is Our Lost Morality?”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 2010,  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/where-the-dickens-is-our-lost-morality-20100721-10l2l.html

.Hamish McDonald, “The Choice Is As Simple As ABC”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/the-choice-is-as-simple-as-abc-20100716-10e3l.html.

AFP/AAP, “Australia’s Top Diplomat Expelled from Fiji”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/australias-top-diplomat-expelled-from-fiji-20100713-108an.html.

Scott Rochfort, “Rupert and Prince Chase an Arabian Fox”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/rupert-and-prince-chase-an-arabian-fox-20100707-100ne.html.

Recent statements from the Fiji Government online portal:

Australian Foreign Minister’s comments exaggerated, 30 June 2010:

New Media Decree part of Government reforms, 1 July 2010:

New Media Decree clear on investment, 1 July 2010.

News Limited attacks Fiji economy over media decree, 6 Jul 2010:

PM Condemns Australian Government statement 7 July 2010:

Fiji still honoured to partner the USA, 7 July 2010:

Scott Rochfort, “Rupert and the Prince Chase an Arabian Fox”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/rupert-and-prince-chase-an-arabian-fox-20100707-100ne.html.

Managing media coverage:

Defence White Paper:

Smart phones for social networking:


Culture and Sporting Policy


From the very beginning in September 1976, the Chamber recognised that cultural differences can have an impact on trade and on mutually beneficial relations.  The first trade mission to China, organised by ACCCI in 1977, faced this daunting problem at the end of the Cultural Revolution and prior to the official launch by Deng Xiaoping of the Open Door Policies in December 1978.

The contrast or hurdle between rule of law through the separation of powers in Australia and administrative fiat from above in a one-party state such as China was an awesome obstacle to Australian private company business.

The Chamber used the full range of “devices” to bring business people together in those early years and thereby to scratch the surface of understanding at the small to medium levels of commercial activity.

This is the reason for ACCCI’s historical involvement in sport and particularly dragon boat racing and rugby union football.  A cross-cultural plan took shape to help introduce dragon boat racing to the young people of Australia, which culminated in the inaugural Sydney Dragon Boat Festival in April 1984, and rugby union football to the youth of China, which again was highlighted by the First Beijing Tournament in November 1995.

Issues and Sources of Information for Committee Activities

Last updated 9 October 2010

Soft Power International Strategies Priority:

Peter Hartcher, “When Indian Students Suffer, Australia Risks Being Scarred for Life”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April 2010. Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/when-indian-students-suffer-australia-risks-being-scarred-for-life-20100412-s3zh.html.

Bonnie S. Glaser and Melissa E. Murphy, Soft Power with Chinese Characteristics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies. 2008. Available at:  http://csis.org/files/media/csis/pubs/090310_chinesesoftpower__chap2.pdf.

National Cultural Strategies

Jacqueline Maley, “Bishop Enters Battle Against Secular Ethics Classes”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 April, 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/bishop-enters-battle-against-secular-ethics-classes-20100413-s7pp.html.

Other Priorities

Michaela Boland, “Getting into the Swing of Things with All His Arts”, The Australian, 9 October 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/getting-into-the-swing-of-things-with-all-his-arts/story-e6frg6zo-1225936193380.

Lera Borditsky, “Lost in Translation”, The Wall Street Journal, 24 July 2010.  Available at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467304575383131592767868.html?mod=WSJ_hp_us_mostpop_read

Tom Reilly, “Storm Row: ‘News Has the Ethics of Big Tobacco’”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/storm-row-news-has-the-ethics-of-big-tobacco-20100720-10jj3.html?autostart=1

Politics, Big Money and Sport


Rowan Callick, “Director Slammed for ‘White-Out’ of Legendary Gallipoli Sniper Billy Sing”, The Australian, 6 May 2010.  Availalble at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/director-slammed-for-white-out-of-legendary-gallipoli-sniper/story-e6frg6nf-1225862770626

Sally Neighbour, “Battle Against the Burka Is Not Based on Bigotry”, The Australian, 26 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/battle-against-the-burka-is-not-based-on-bigotry/story-e6frg6zo-1225858120834.

James Spigelman, “When Laws Clash with Culture”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/when-laws-clash-with-culture-20100415-shfy.html.

Phillip Coorey, “How the West Was Lost: A Lack of Faith in Civilisation”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/how-the-west-was-lost-a-lack-of-faith-in-civilisation-20100411-s0ow.html

Rowan Callick, “The Cold Steel Behind China’s Soft Power”, The Australian, 13 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/the-cold-steel-behind-chinas-soft-power/story-e6frg6z6-1225840205283.

John McDonald, “Political Paymasters Starve Our Galleries”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 January, 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/political-paymasters-starve-our-galleries-20100114-ma0a.html.

Letter to the Chamber from A1 Team Australia and a letter to A1 Team Australia from the Prime Minister.

“Looking to London 2012” from The Australian. The link to the article is: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/beijing_olympics/fullmedaltally/0,27717,,00.html.

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, together with the Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology, will present a symposium from Thursday 8 April to Saturday 10 April 2010.  The theme is “Preserving Tradition Facing the Future in Asian Musical and Visual Cultures”.  Details are available from: http://www.music.usyd.edu.au/international/symposium/theme.shtml.

Olympic Precincts Conference presented by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and supported by Metropolis Congress 2008 and the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies at the University Technology Sydney on Wednesday 22 October 2008 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.  Details of the Congress and full registration details maybe found at:www.metropoliscongress2008.com.

A set of three media articles on multiculturalism supplied by Mr Tony Pun:

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Global Institutions

The Changing World Order

Forecast of world trade for 2010: http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/world-trade-to-grow-95-in-2010-wto-chief-20100327-r3kn.html.

UN Report

Global Food Crisis
Robert Cyran and Antony Currie, “”China’s Growth, Measured in Feed”, New York Times, 28 January 2010.  The article suggests that China needs fertilizer more than steel.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/business/28views.html. 

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has a page on its Internet site devoted to the global food situation. This includes a list of available reports, key topics and media announcements.  It is available at:  http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/wfs-home/en/?no_cache=1.

Toi Crest, “There’s a Food Crisis Coming”, The Times of India, 19 December 2009.  Available at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Theres-a-food-crisis-coming/articleshow/5354969.cms.

The World Bank’s World Development Report 2008 is devoted to “Agriculture for Development”.  Available for download at: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDR2008/Resources/WDR_00_book.pdf.

Climate Change
Simon Mann, “Obama’s Climate Change Plans Run Out of Puff”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/obamas-climate-change-plans-run-out-of-puff-20100723-10oqc.html.

Ross Gittins, “Hot Air Obscures the Real Climate Change Story”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 May 2010,. Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/hot-air-obscures-the-real-climate-change-story-20100430-tz9w.html?rand=1272635032469.

Hugh Bredenkamp and Cathrine Pattilo, “Financing the Response to Climate Change”, International Monetary Fund Staff Position Paper No. 6, 25 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/spn/2010/spn1006.pdf.

Sid Maher, “World Cool on Rudd’s Clean Coal Funding”, The Australian, 29 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/world-cool-on-rudds-clean-coal-funding/story-e6frg6nf-1225846623758.

Australian Department of Energy, Resources and Tourism has an Internet site devoted to energy efficiency opportunities, giving the results of the analysis of data (referred to that First Opportunities) reported by large energy-using corporations to the government and the public in December 2008.  The site also has links to the March newsletter and to an overview of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program: http://www.ret.gov.au/energy/efficiency/eeo/Pages/default.aspx.

Ross Gittins, “Libertarians Silent on Insulation Bungle”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/libertarians-silent-on-insulation-bungle-20100228-pb4m.html?rand=1267360524927

The World Bank’s World Development Report 2010 is devoted to the theme: “Development and Climate Change.  It is 417 pages in length and requires 62.7 MB.  The permanent URL for downloading all or portions of the report is: http://go.worldbank.org/BKLQ9DSDU0.

Lenore Taylor, “How the Rich-Poor Chasm Sank Copenhagen Summit”, The Australian, 13 February, 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/opinion/how-the-rich-poor-chasm-sank-copenhagen-summit/story-e6frgd0x-1225829865899

Lowy Institute for International Policy is launching three papers on climate change:  “China and the Global Environment:  Learning from the Past, Anticipating the Future” available at http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=1186.  “Comprehending Copenhagen: A Guide to the International Climate Change Negotiations” available at http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=1177.  “The Mekong: River under Threat” available at: http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=1188.

The United Nations Draft Decision -/CP.15, referred to as the Copenhagen Accord, is available at: http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2009/cop15/eng/l07.pdf.

Garnaut Climate Change Review – Interim Report to the Commonwealth State and Territory Governments of Australia”.  Link to full report: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/files/garnaut.pdf.  Related is a commentary by Keith Orchison on China’s energy policy:  http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25838638-5015664,00.html.

Karl Hallding, Guoyi Han and Marie Olsson, “China’s Climate- and Energy-security Dilemma: Shaping a New Path of Economic Growth”, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2009).  Available online at: http://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jcca/article/view/63/63.

Andreas Oberheitmann and Eva Sternfeld, “Climate Change in China – The Development of China’s Climate Policy and Its Integration into a New Internhttp://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/the-long-voyage-to-a-refugee-solution/story-e6frg6z6-1225888678893ational Post-Kyoto Climate Regime”, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2009).  Available online at; http://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jcca/article/view/63/63.

National Governments


Phillip Coorey, “Abbott’s Credibility Challenge, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/abbotts-credibility-challenge-20101130-18fdq.html.

Ross Gittins, “As Labor Spouts Its Values, Gap between Rich and Poor Widens”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/as-labor-spouts-its-values-gap-between-rich-and-poor-widens-20101130-18f99.html.

Jennifer Hewett, “Labor’s Measured Bet of Putting the Money on Shorten”, The Australian, 13 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/labors-measured-bet-of-putting-the-money-on-shorten/story-e6frg8zx-1225919815926.

Nick Bryant, “Politicians on the Straight and Narrow”, The Australian, 14 August, 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/politicians-on-the-straight-and-narrow/story-e6frgd0x-1225905120036

Tony Barrass, “The Long Voyage to a Refugee Solution”, The Australian, 7 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/the-long-voyage-to-a-refugee-solution/story-e6frg6z6-1225888678893

David Uren, “China Risk to Exports Bonanza”, The Australian, 23 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/china-risk-to-exports-bonanza/story-e6frg8zx-1225882978543.

John Black, “Wealthy Greens the New DLP”, The Australian, 5 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/wealthy-greens-the-new-dlp/story-e6frgczf-1225875396658.

Kerry O’Brien, “Class: the Issue No One Wants to Talk About”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/class-the-issue-no-one-wants-to-talk-about-20100601-wumo.html.

Dan Harrison, “Scrap Study Themes, Coalition Says, and Bring in ‘Mainstream’ Topics”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/scrap-study-themes-coalition-says-and-bring-in-mainstream-topics-20100525-wb67.html.

Gary Johns, “Government Without a Cause, Attacking Its Friends”, The Australian, 29 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/government-without-a-cause-attacking-its-friends/story-e6frg6zo-1225859601078.  Biographical information about the author can be obtained from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Johns.

Niki Savva, “Rudd Revenge on ALP Agenda”, The Australian, 27 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/rudd-revenge-on-alp-agenda/story-e6frg6zo-1225858519372

“The Bishop’s Gambit”, Julie Bishop’s opinion blog in “National Times” at http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/blog/the-bishops-gambit,

Paul Cleary, “With Resources in the Driver’s Seat, It Could Be a Bumpy Ride”, The Australian, 10 April. 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/with-resources-in-the-drivers-seat-it-could-be-a-bumpy-ride/story-e6frg8zx-1225852027869.

Diplomacy in Ruins: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/diplomacy-in-ruins/story-e6frg6z6-1225845879881 plus http://accci.com.au/BlueRibbonPanelReport.pdf and http://www.accci.com.au/ACCC Lowey Institute Media Release.pdf.

Of potential relevance to international trade cases:


Defence spending:

Max Sulch, “Spymaster Stirs Spectre of Covert Foreign Activities”, The Australian, 20 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/spymaster-stirs-spectre-of-covert-foreign-activities/story-e6frg6z6-1225842681065.

Text of the Prime Minister’s essay entitled ‘Pain On the Road to Recovery’ at http://www.smh.com.au/national/pain-on-the-road-to-recovery-20090724-dw6q.html?page=-1, and commentary-in-response by the Leader of the Opposition entitled ‘Rudd’s Debt to Burden Future Generations’ at http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/Media/LatestNews/tabid/110/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/546/Rudds-debt-to-burden-future-generations.aspx: 

‘Reformed COAG in a One-Stop Co-Op’, a comment on the meeting of the Council of Australian Governments by Australia’s Prime Minister: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25715209-5013480,00.html. 

The text of the speech by the Prime Minister of Australia at Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on 29 May 2009 is available at http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Speech/2009/speech_1041.cfm.

Prime Minister’s speech on Security and Defence - Australian White Paper http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Speech/2008/speech_0468.cfm and associated press conference http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Interview/2008/interview_0470.cfm.

Commentary on security strategy:  Sally Neighbour, “Slow Progress on Security Strategy”, The Australian, 26 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/slow-progress-on-a-security-strategy/story-e6frg6zo-1225813625427.

Final report of the Australia 2020 Summit: MS Word 6.9MB or PDF 5.1MB, with lower resolution versions available from http://www.australia2020.gov.au, as well as index and downloads by chapter.

Transcript of Kevin Rudd’s speech at Beijing University is available at: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23511584-5013947,00.html.

The central organising principle underpinning the national agenda of economic reform is boosting Australia's long term global competitiveness.  Link to a speech by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd:  http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23440627-5016654,00.htm.

A related commentary on productivity as a key element for Australia's future prosperity by Peter Costello is available at: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23442456-7583,00.html.

Rod Eddington has been appointed Chairman of Infrastructure Australia by the Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese and will report in 12 months to COAG about priorities for approximately $200 billion in project expenditures.  Link to media article: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23282907-601,00.html.  Link to speech by the Minister: http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/aa/speeches/2008/AS01_2008.htm.

The Minister for Defence, the Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP, announced that he commissioned a new Defence White Paper.  Link for details: http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/Fitzgibbontpl.cfm?CurrentId=7444.

Media report on statement by Greg Combet MP for Charlton/Newcastle and Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23275914-31477,00.html.

The Federal Government will consider new tax breaks to encourage businesses and universities to join forces in a bid to double Australia's investment in research and development.  Link for recent information:  http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/cooperate-to-innovate-carr/2008/02/20/1203467183557.html.

A copy of the International Integrity Act 2007, which enforces United Nations Security Council sanctions is available at: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/ComLaw/Legislation/Act1.nsf/0/43C34CE521706650CA25742B000F8491/$file/1472007.pdf.

The Federal Minister for Trade, the Hon Simon Crean MP, announced a comprehensive review of Australia’s export policies and programs.  Link for details:  http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/2008/sc_018.html.  Note also the link to the minister’s speech on Australia-Japan relations: http://www.trademinister.gov.au/speeches/2008/080123_anzbc.html.

The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Joint Press Conference with Chinese Foreign Minister, 5 February 2008.  Link to document is: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/transcripts/2008/080205_jpc.html.

Presentation by Mr Sam Gerovich, Australian Consul-General, Shanghai.

Tax Review Papers and Publications

Papers on the Australia’s Future Tax System

2 May 2009

Australia's Future Tax System - The Retirement Income System: Report on Strategic Issues


10 December 2008

Australia's Future Tax System - Consultation Paper - Summary


10 December 2008

Australia's Future Tax System - Consultation Paper


10 December 2008

Australia's Future Tax System - Retirement Income Consultation Paper


6 August 2008

Architecture of Australia's Tax and Transfer System


A list of factsheets is available at: http://taxreview.treasury.gov.au/content/Content.aspx?doc=html/pubs_factSheets.htm.

Commissioned Papers

Date Released

Title and author/s


7 December 2009

“The Impact of the Tax-Transfer System on Education and Skills in Australia” by Andrew Leigh, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University


7 December 2009

“Longevity Management Issues for Australia's Future Tax System” by Professor Michael Sherris & Associate Professor John Evans, Australian School of Business, The University of New South Wales


20 November 2009

Behavioural Economics and Complex Decision Making: Implications for the Australian Tax and Transfer system” by Andrew Reeson and Simon Dunstall, CSIRO


3 August 2009

“A Conceptual Framework for the Reform of Taxes Related to Roads and Transport” by Harry Clarke and David Prentice, School of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University


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Commentaries on Tax Reform

David Uren, “Henry Urges Wider Profits Tax”, The Australian, 22 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/henry-urges-wider-profits-tax/story-e6frg6nf-1225882484014.

Heather Ridout, “Pilloried Tax Is a Step in the Right Direction”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/pilloried-tax-is-a-step-in-the-right-direction-20100609-xwq2.html.

AAP, Rivers of gold to pay for Australians' golden years, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/rivers-of-gold-to-pay-for-australians-golden-years-20100502-u0yt.html.

A copy of the Asprey Review, which is the tax review that preceded the current tax review, is available at http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/setis/id/p00087.

Politics of the Henry Tax Review and the superannuation question:

Matthew Franklin, “NSW Premier Kristina Keneally Links Tax Plan to Health”, The Australian, 10 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/nsw-premier-kristina-keneally-links-tax-plan-to-health/story-e6frgczf-1225838901286.

George Megalogenis, “Howard’s Tax Cuts Frustrate Rudd’s Reforms”, The Australian, 26 December 2009.  Available at:http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/howards-tax-cuts-frustrate-rudds-reforms/story-e6frg6zo-1225813625078.

A short note on Federal-State finances during the 2009-2010 (recession) budget, which may make a useful comparison with the proposals contained in “Australia’s Future Tax System”, is available at:  http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25686748-2702,00.html.

New Zealand

Tim Dick, “NZ Takes a ‘Smooth Path’ to Emissions Trading”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/nz-takes-a-smooth-path-to-emissions-trading-20100521-w1up.html

State Governments

New South Wales

Sean Nicholls, “Dysfunctional, Corrupt and Rotten, the Rnd is Finally Nigh for Labor”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 September 2010,  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/dysfunctional-corrupt-and-rotten-the-end-is-finally-nigh-for-labor-20100901-14nng.html?autostart=.

Imre Salusinszky, “Maxine McKew ‘Defied Tammany Hall’ and Paid Price”, The Australian, 26 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/election/maxine-mckew-defied-tammany-hall-and-paid-price/story-e6frgdbf-1225910117640.

Peter Martin, “Stimulus Packages Prop Up Building Industry”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/stimulus-packages-prop-up-building-industry-20100616-ygev.html.

Louise Hall, “Auditor Warns of Scope for Fraud in State Agencies”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/auditor-warns-of-scope-for-fraud-in-state-agencies-20100615-ydbj.html.

New South Wales Government Budget 2010-2011 homepage is at: http://www.budget.nsw.gov.au/

Sean Nicholls, “Who’s Who in the Lobby Game Is Everyone’s Business”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/whos-who-in-the-lobby-game-is-everyones-business-20100520-vlit.html.

Louise Hall, “They Ran the State, and Now in Retirement They’re Running Up Bills”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/they-ran-the-state-and-now-in-retirement-theyre-running-up-bills-20100429-twms.html.

Matthew Moore, “Into a Sea of Trouble”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/into-a-sea-of-trouble-20100423-tj3x.html.

Call for inquiry:

Coal Industry growth re Newcastle as "the world's largest coal export port":

Competing industries:

Environmental costs re peoples health:

Josephine Tovey and Andrew West, “Act Quickly Or Be Paralysed, Councils Warn”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 March 2010.  http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/population-boom-means-double-trouble-for-the-west-20100317-qfq0.html.

The Sydney Morning Herald, “Think, Revive and Thrive: A State Vision”, 11 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/think-revive-and-thrive-a-state-vision-20100310-pzei.html.

Matt O’Sullivan, “Train Project Goes Off the Rails”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/train-project-goes-off-the-rails-20100310-pz8l.html.

Brian Robins, “Demotion for Events NSW as Macdonald is Handed the Reins”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/demotion-for-events-nsw-as-macdonald-is-handed-the-reins-20100309-pvuj.html

Kristina Keneally, Premier of New South Wales, announced the Metropolitan Transport Plan – Connecting the City of Cities on 22 February 2010.  The announcement is available at: http://www.accci.com.au/MTP.pdf. 

List of Current Ministers of the New South Wales Parliament, with photos, brief profile, telephone numbers and email addresses: http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/V3ListCurrentMinisters.

Chamber briefings to NSW Government representatives.

Powerpoint presentation: NSW-China Briefing. (426KB)


Tony Koch, “Gordon Nuttall’s Daughter Evicted in ‘Vendetta’”, The Australian, 9 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/gordon-nuttalls-daughter-evicted-in-vendetta/story-e6frg6nf-1225889581845.

Transport and logistics:

Changing attitudes toward cabinet solidarity in Queensland: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25716480-5013479,00.html.


Matthew Denholm, “Premier Backflips on Power-Sharing”, The Australian, 14 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/premier-backflips-on-power-sharing/story-e6frg6zo-1225853389798.


Greg Sheridan, “Baillieu Shows Guts on Greens”, The Australian, 18 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/baillieu-shows-guts-on-greens/story-e6frg6zo-1225955203217.

AAP. “Victorian MP Craig Langdon Names Bill Shorten among ‘Faceless Men” behind His Demise”, The Australian, 26 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/victorian-labor-mp-craig-langdon-names-bill-shorten-among-faceless-men-behind-his-demise/story-e6frg6nf-1225910388357


Lauren Wilson, “John Brumby Caves in on Graft”, The Australian, 3 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/john-brumby-caves-in-on-graft/story-e6frg6nf-1225874750801.

Ewin Hannan, “Union Abandons Labor in Favour of Greens”, The Australian, 1 May 2010.  Available at:, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/union-abandons-labor-in-favour-of-greens/story-e6frg6nf-1225860821505.

Western Australia

Patricia Karvelas, “Julia Gillard’s Special Health Deal for the West”, The Australian, 31 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/julia-gillards-special-health-deal-for-the-west/story-e6frgczf-1225890964082.

Richard Ackland, “Hey Hey, It’s a Very Sad Day for Justice”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/hey-hey-its-a-very-sad-day-for-justice-20100610-y0cz.html.

City Governments

State of Australian Cities
State of Australian Cities 2010 Report is available at: http://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/files.MCU_SOAC.pdf.

Property markets

Matthew Moore, “Cut To Developer Levy Will Send Rates Soaring”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cut-to-developer-levy-will-send-rates-soaring-20100610-y0ms.htm.

Greater Sydney Municipal Governments


Mathew Moore, “Population Boom Means Double Trouble for the West”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 March 2010.  Available at. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/population-boom-means-double-trouble-for-the-west-20100317-qfq0.html.

Public Feedback is invited in reference to the draft of Sustainable Sydney 2030 strategy. The introduction by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP is available at: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/2030/documents/LMCMMP.pdf. A download of the plan is available at:http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/2030/theplan/Downloads.asp.

Briefing paper from the City of Parramatta: http://www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/12851/Community_Hubs_Briefing_Paper_26-09-07_website.pdf.

“Mr Rudd, Why Did You Forget Parramatta”, media release by Chiang Lim, Deputy Mayor of Parramatta, 16 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.chianglim.com.au/news/media_releases/prime_minister_rudd_dont_take_parramatta_for_granted/menu_id_115.html.

Further to above letter, “Chiang Lim Goes to Federal Cabinet”.  Available at: http://www.chianglim.com.au/blog/blog/chiang_lim_goes_to_federal_cabinet/menu_id_106.html.

Diane Bartok, “Lord Mayoral Vote Vetoed”, Parramatta Adviser, 24 March 2010.  Available at: http://parramatta-advertiser.whereilive.com.au/news/story/popular-vote-vetoed/.

Internet addresses of strategically positioned Greater Sydney Municipal Governments:
1) City of Sydney CBD - capital of Eastern Sydney Region - www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/
2) Parramatta City - capital of Central Sydney Region - www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/
3) Lithgow City - capital of Western Sydney Region - www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au/
4) Newcastle City - capital of Northern Sydney Region - www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/
5) Wollongong City - capital of Southern Sydney Region - www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Internet addresses for regional profiles from the NSW Department of State and Regional Development:

Hunter and Central Coast - ACCCI Northern Sydney Region -http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/region/profiles/Hunter.htm and http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/region/profiles/Central+Coast.htm.

Western Sydney- ACCCI Central Sydney Region - http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/region/profiles/westernsydney.htm.

Blue Mountains and Central West- ACCCI Western Sydney Region

Sydney- ACCCI Eastern Sydney Region

Illawarra – ACCCI Southern Sydney Region -



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