The Australia-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New South Wales



Last updated 8 February 2013


The Chamber’s special projects have evolved over the last 15 years or so and within the tradition of activism set by the ACCCI Founding Board led by Darcy Carter, President 1976-89.


In 1998 two Chamber delegations visited China; the first as the official guest of the Peoples Daily, the CCP newspaper, to participate in a seminar at which papers were delivered on global trade trends and cultural soft-power possibilities by the ACCCI President and second Vice President respectively, and the second as the guest of the China Dragon Boat Association for their National Championship in Shanghai at which the broad issue of sporting relations and its business implications were discussed.


Subsequently nine official ACCCI delegations visited China during 2001-2004, seven led by President Michael C H Jones during the two years 2002 and 2003 wherein approximately 50 city visits were made across China from Changchun in northern Jilin Province to Sanya in southern Hainan, and from Shanghai to Urumqi in Xinjiang Autonomous Region. This was in part to promote the ACCCI Key Cities Strategy as per this Website.


However a series of additional projects were launched involving Chamber guarantees for SME which were ended in November 2008 - January 2009 during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Nevertheless historical activities have continued with necessary adjustments according to new circumstances such that the Chamber has over the years undertaken Briefings at Global, National, Provincial and Municipal levels of government. Moreover an attempt has been made to limit and develop in depth four projects each in Australia and China. These are:


Australia Innovation and Technology Commercialisation - AITCP Programme

Australia Inwards Investment - AIIP Programme

Australia Tourist Sites and Services - ATSSP Programme

Australia Education and Business Training Centres - AEBTC Programme


China SOE, Global Corporations and Corruption - Study and Research

China Freedom of Information, Privacy and Rule of Law - Study and Research

China Workers Associations, Three Represents CPC Membership and Democratisation - Study and Research

China Global Diaspora, Multiculturalism and Business - WCEC - Study and Research

Political Parties and Election Issues and Strategies


Next Federal Election – Timing and Issues


Peter Hartcher, “Poll Position: Gillard Arms Labor for Early Election with New Committee”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/poll-position-gillard-arms-labor-for-early-election-with-new-committee-20120904-25cor.html.

Editorial, “Reality Gets Lost in the Brawling”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/editorial/reality-gets-lost-in-the-brawling-20120824-24rq0.html.

Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet

Amanda Vanstone, “Abbott’s Big Problem Is Not His Popularity, but His Team”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/abbotts-big-problem-is-not-his-unpopularity-but-his-team-20120902-2588g.html#ixzz25YBvaXOM.


Jack Waterford, “Gillard’s Education Crusade Flounders”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/gillards-education-crusade--flounders-20120904-25cyg.html.

Michelle Grattan,”Gillard Facing Tough Project”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/gillard-facing-tough-project-20120903-25amo.html.

Tim Colebatch, “Big Fat Zero for Gillard”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/big-fat-zero-for-gillard-20120903-25agh.html#ixzz25YGXDGSM.

Sexism in Australian Politics

Paola Totaro, “Australian Radio Host Says Female Leaders are ‘Destroying the Joint’”, The Guardian, 4 September 2012. Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/04/australian-radio-host-female-leaders.

Australia’s Climate Change Legislation

Lenore Taylor, “Carbon Tax Contributes to Emissions Drop”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/carbon-tax-contributes-to-emissions-drop-20121017-27rl6.html.

George Williams, “Abbott Courts Trouble with Carbon Tax Plans”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/abbott-courts-trouble-with-carbon-tax-plans-20111025-1mi0d.html.

Lenore Taylor, “Power Play for the Future”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/power-play-for-the-future-20111012-1ll6y.html.

Peter Hartcher, “Weak Government in Show of Strength”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/weak-government-in-show-of-strength-20111012-1ll70.html.

Lenore Taylor, “Carbon Bills Have Passed But It’s Not Over Yet”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/carbon-bills-have-passed-but-its-not-over-yet-20111012-1ll40.html.

Lenore Taylor, “Business Council Fears Risk of a Carbon Budget Hole”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/business-council-fears-risk-of-a-carbon-budget-hole-20110926-1ktpm.html.

Dennis Shanahan, “Win Right for Julia Gillard, but Anger Growing”, The Australian, 13 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/win-right-for-julia-gillard-but-anger-growing/story-e6frgd0x-1226165303979.

Brad Plumer, “Australia’s Getting a Carbon Tax. Who’s Next?”, The Washington Post, 12 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/australias-carbon-tax/2011/08/25/gIQA2AXVfL_blog.html.

Peter Martin, “Everyday Cost of Carbon Tax Will Be Minimal – Except on Energy Bills, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/everyday-cost-of-carbon-tax-will-be-minimal--except-on-energy-bills-20110918-1kg6a.html.

Lenore Taylor, “Labor Cuts Deal with Greens to Push Through 40 Crucial Bills”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/labor-cuts-deal-with-greens-to-push-through-40-crucial-bills-20110906-1jvye.html.

Joe Kelly, “Tony Abbott Undermines Coalition’s Carbon Emissions Policy”, The Australian, 18 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/carbon-plan/global-fears-wont-stall-carbon-tax-plan/story-fn99tjf2-1226096840377.

Geoff Carmody, “Picking Winners Hits the Budget”, The Australian, 19 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/picking-winners-hits-the-budget/story-e6frgd0x-1226097101763.

Frank Jotzo, “Australia’s Carbon Price”, East Asia Forum, 12 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/12/australia-s-carbon-price/.

Annabel Hepworth, “Critics Slam ‘Rushed’ Modelling for Climate Action”, The Australian, 15 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/carbon-plan/critics-slam-rushed-modelling-for-climate-action/story-fn99tjf2-1226094915512.

Peter Martin, “Abbott’s Climate Plan Fails the Test”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/abbotts-climate-plan-fails-the-test-20110712-1hc6z.html.

Matthew Denholm, “Greens Capture $10bn Fund”, The Australian, 13 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/carbon-plan/greens-capture-10bn-fund/story-fn99tjf2-1226093431375.

Paul Kelly, “Carbon Package Built on a Gamble”, The Australian, 13 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/carbon-package-built-on-a-gamble/story-e6frgd0x-122609340898

Michael Stutchbury, “A Miracle if Carbon Package Survives the Pressure”, The Australian, 12 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/a-miracle-if-this-package-survives-the-pressure/story-e6frgd0x-1226092652128

Damon Kitney and Stefanei Balogh, “Peabody Energy Bets $5bn on Future of Coal”, The Australian, 12 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/foreign-takeover-bid-for-macarthur-boosts-gillards-carbon-sales-pitch-miner-bets-5bn-on-future-of-coal/story-e6frg9df-1226092727207.

Lenore Taylor, “A Clean Start”, The Sydney Morning Herald”, 11 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-clean-start-20110710-1h93w.html

Peter Hartcher, “A Modest Start to an Important Reform, but Don’t Look For Any Heroes”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-modest-start-to-an-important-reform-but-dont-look-for-any-heroes-20110710-1h8yw.html.

Phillip Coorey, “Widespread Tax Cuts but 3 Million Households Hit”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/widespread-tax-cuts-but-3-million-households-hit-20110710-1h90m.html.

Reuters, “Australian Government Unveils Radical Carbon Tax Plan”, Guardian, 10 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jul/10/australia-unveils-carbon-tax-emissions-trading

Matt Siegel, “Australia Proposes Carbon Trading Plan, Again”, The New York Times, 10 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/business/global/australia-proposes-carbon-trading-plan-again.html?amp.

Electoral Prospects

Peter Hartcher, “Panic on the House Floor”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/panic-on-the-house-floor-20120601-1zn4x.html

Lenore Taylor, “Abbott Plays the Triangle to Create a Clever Discord”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/abbott-plays-the-triangle-to-create-a-clever-discord-20120601-1zmw5.html.

Dennis Shanahan, “Only 12pc of Voters Think ALP Has Vision: Poll”, The Australian, 29 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/only-12pc-of-voters-think-alp-has-vision-poll/story-fn59niix-1226180030097

Peter Costello, “Liberals Must Protect Values of Freedom and Choice”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/liberals-must-protect-values-of-freedom-and-choice-20110927-1kvbh.html

Philip Coorey, “Clubs Lobby Says Strategy Based on Flawed Study”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/clubs-lobby-says-strategy-based-on-flawed-study-20110927-1kvi4.html

Michael Stutchbury, “Political Tantrums Are No Way To Get Spendathon Under Control”, The Australian, 27 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/political-tantrums-are-no-way-to-get-spendathon-under-control/story-e6frg9if-1226147266533

David Marr, “Flatlining on Trust but Sympathy for Refugees Rises”, The Sydney Moring Herald, 27 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/flatlining-on-trust-but-sympathy-for-refugees-rises-20110926-1ktpt.html.

Phillip Coorey, “Labor in Spin Over Backlash on Pokies”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 September, 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/labor-in-spin-over-backlash-on-pokies-20110926-1ktny.html.

Ross Cameron, “One-Armed Bandit Set To Rob Gillard Government of Its Mandate”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/onearmed-bandit-set-to-rob-gillard-government-of-its-mandate-20110908-1jzrm.html

Political Party Reforms and “Repackaging”

Arthur Sinodinos, “Libs Would Do Well to Channel Howard, Not Fraser”, The Australian, 25 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/libs-would-do-well-to-channel-howard-not-fraser/story-e6frgd0x-1226121530535.

Tanveer Ahmed, “To Stay in Power, Labor Must Give It Back to Generation Vexed”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/to-stay-in-power-labor-must-give-it-back-to-generation-vexed-20110720-1hov9.html.

Christian Kerr, “Reith Review Sparks Liberal Reform”, The Australian, 19 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/reith-review-sparks-liberal-reform/story-fn59niix-1226097146315.

Global Organisations and Multilateral Institutions

Changing World Order:

Hugh White, “Australia’s Future Hostage to US-China Rivalry”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/australias-future-hostage-to-uschina-rivalry-20111024-1mg9d.html.

David Hale, “Challenges of a Changing World Order”, The Australian, 27 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/challenges-of-a-changing-world-order/story-e6frg6z6-1225845880922

Climate Change

“Notes from the Editors”, Monthly Review, Vol. 64, No. 8 (January 2013).  Available at: http://monthlyreview.org/2013/01/01/mr-064-08-2013-01.

Jeff Goodell, “Obama’s Climate Challenge”, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obamas-climate-challenge-20130117.

Anne Eisenberg, “Pulling Carbon Dioxide Out of Thin Air”, The New York Times, 5 January 2013.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/business/pigovian-taxes-may-offer-economic-hope.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130106.

David Hodgkinson, “Doha Climate Talks: Time for an Alternative Approach”, East Asia Forum, 24 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/12/24/doha-climate-talks-time-for-an-alternative-approach/.

Jörg Schindler, Gregor Peter Schmitz, Olaf Stampf, Gerald Traufetter, Wieland Wagner and Bernhard Zand, “Failed CO2 Targets: Going Through the Motions in Doha”, Spiegel Online, 26 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/failed-co2-targets-going-through-the-motions-at-un-climate-conference-a-869294.html.

Damian Carrington, “Poles Apart: Satellites Reveal Why Antarctic Sea Ice Grows as Arctic Melts”, The Guardian, 11 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/11/poles-scientists-antarctic-sea-ice

Kirk Johnson, “Project Aims to Harness the Power of Waves”, The New York Times, 3 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/us/project-aims-to-harness-wave-energy-off-the-oregon-coast.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120904

Carol L. Stimmel, “The Energy Efficiency Rebound: Major Fire or Blowing Smoke?” The Washington Post, 28 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/the-energy-efficiency-rebound-major-fire-or-blowing-smoke/2012/08/27/2b15c73c-f015-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines_nonlocal.

David Leonhardt, “There’s Still Hope for the Planet”, The New York Times, 21 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/sunday-review/a-ray-of-hope-on-climate-change.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120722.

Eurasia Review, “Global CO2 Emissions Continued to Increase in 2011, with Per Capita Emissions in China at European Levels”, Eurasia Review, 20 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/20072012-global-co2-emissions-continued-to-increase-in-2011-with-per-capita-emissions-in-china-at-european-levels/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Tierramerica, “Climate Change: Waiting for Catastrophic Wake-Up Call”, Eurasia Review, 1 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/01072012-climate-change-waiting-for-catastrophic-wake-up-call/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Karl Wilson, “Asian Carbon Tax Debate Set to Warm Up”, China Daily, 15 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/2012-06/15/content_15503969.htm.

Fiona Harvey, “Bonn Climate Talks End in Discord and Disappointment”, The Guardian, 25 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/25/bonn-climate-talks-end-disappointment.

Editorial, “As Second Front in the Climate War”, The New York Times, 17 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/opinion/a-second-front-in-the-climate-war.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha211.

Juliet Eilperin, “UN Climate Talks’ Real-World Outcome Will Be Determined in Asia”, The Washington Post, 12 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/un-climate-talks-real-world-outcome-will-be-determined-in-asia/2011/12/11/gIQAzpMDoO_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

James Kanter, “Economic Slowown Challenges Renewable Energy”, The New York Times, 26 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/business/global/economic-slowdown-challenges-renewable-energy.html.

Ian Sample, “Global Warming Study Finds No Grounds for Climate Sceptics’ Concerns”, The Guardian, 20 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/20/global-warming-study-climate-sceptics.

Joel Achenbach and Juliet Eilperin, “Climate-Change Science Makes for Hot Politics”, The Washington Post, 20 August 2011.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/climate-change-science-makes-for-hot-politics/2011/08/18/gIQA1eZJQJ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Von Philip Bethge, “Algae Could Solve World’s Fuel Crisis”, Spiegel Online, 28 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,776653,00.html.

Stewart C. Prager, “How Seawater Can Power the World”, The New York Times, 10 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/opinion/11Prager.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212.

Fiona Harvey, “Worst Ever Carbon Emission Leave Climate on the Brink”, The Guardian, 29 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/29/carbon-emissions-nuclearpower?INTCMP=SRCH.

Editorial, “Britain Shows up Abbott’s Folly, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/editorial/britain-shows-up-abbotts-folly-20110519-1euqa.html.

Paul Kelly, “Labor Wedged on Climate Change”, The Australian, 18 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/labor-wedged-on-climate-change/story-e6frgd0x-1226057802958

Gerard Henderson, “Look to Canada for a Good Carbon Copy”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/look-to-canada-for-a-good-carbon-copy-20110509-1efp1.html.

Juliet Eilperin and William Booth, "Progress toward Compromise on Climate Change", The Washington Post, 11 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/10/AR2010121006148.html?wpisrc=nl_headline.

John Broder,”China and US Narrow Gap on Climate”, The New York Times, 7 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/08/science/earth/08climate.html?_r=1&ref=global-home.

Karl Ritter, “Latin Bloc Scolds Rich Countries at Climate Talks”, The Washington Post, 3 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/03/AR2010120304525.html?hpid=sec-world.

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.

Global Food Crisis

Hristio Boytchev, “Climate Models that Predict More Droughts Win Further Scientific Support”, The Washington Post, 14 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/climate-models-that-predict-more-droughts-win-further-scientific-support/2012/08/13/cb4e3108-e16f-11e1-ae7f-d2a13e249eb2_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines_nonlocal.

Joachim von Braun, “Collective Action Needed to Curb Asia’s Food Inflation, Price Volatility”, East Asia Forum, 12 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/12/collective-action-needed-to-curb-asia-s-food-inflation-price-volatility/.

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.

Global Information Technology

Editorial Board, “Europe Moves Ahead on Privacy”, The New York Times, 3 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/opinion/europe-moves-ahead-on-privacy-laws.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130204&_r=0.

Thomas L Friedman, “It’s PQ and CQ as Much as IQ”, The New York Times, 29 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/opinion/friedman-its-pq-and-cq-as-much-as-iq.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130130&_r=0,

Thomas L Friedman, “Obama’s Moment”, The New York Times, 20 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/21/opinion/friedman-obamas-moment.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121121&_r=0.

Steve Lohr, “IBM Mainframe Evolves to Serve the Digital World”, The New York Times, 28 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/technology/ibm-mainframe-evolves-to-serve-the-digital-world.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120828.

Quentin Hardy, “Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing”, The New York Times, 27 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/technology/active-in-cloud-amazon-reshapes-computing.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120828

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The IAEA director General’s report dated 30 August 2012 on Iran’s nuclear program is available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/sep/04/iaea-report-full-document,


Bret Daniel Shehadey, “NATO v SCO – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 13 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/12062012-nato-vs-sco-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Associated Press, “At Chicago NATO Summit, Leaders Map Out Strategy to End Afghan War with Goals Unmet”, The Washington Post, 20 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/china-strengthens-military-pentagon-report-says/2012/05/18/gIQAgoGbZU_story.html?wpisrc=nl_hdlns_wknds.

Oil Supply Disruptions

Steve Yetiv, Paradigm Shift: The End of Oil Supply Crises?” World Politics Review, 30 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12460/paradigm-shift-the-end-of-oil-supply-crises.

Taxes and Superannuation

Malcolm Maiden, “What Price a Hole in Super Shelter?” The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/what-price-a-hole-in-super-shelter-20130206-2dyqa.html.  A brief introduction to the article and its relevance to the Federal election in Australia on 14 September 2013 is available at: http://www.accci.com.au/IntrotoMaiden.pdf.

Water Security

US Office of Director of National Intelligence, “Global Water Security”, 2 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Press%20Releases/ICA_Global%20Water%20Security.pdf


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.

National Governments


Michelle Grattan, “The More Things Change …”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/the-more-things-change--20120412-1wwj8.html.

Ross Gittins, “Look Within to Pick Up Productivity”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/look-within-to-pick-up-productivity-20111011-1liz3.html.

Peter Martin, “Wong To Tell Summit the Need for Taxes To Increase Will be Inescapable”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 September 2011.  Available at: . http://www.smh.com.au/business/wong-to-tell-summit-the-need-for-taxes-to-increase-will-be-inescapable-20110926-1ktq6.html.

Phillip Coorey, “Everything on Table for Tax Talks, Swan Says – Except GST”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/everything-on-table-for-tax-talks-swan-says--except-gst-20110728-1i2ea.html

Peter Martin, “Treasury Boss Wants to Abolish Real Estate Stamp Duty”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 September 2011.  Available a: http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/treasury-boss-wants-to-abolish-real-estate-stamp-duty-20110919-1ki28.html.

Ross Gittins, “Lousy Budget? Don’t Be Fooled by Harsh Critics”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/lousy-budget-dont-be-fooled-by-harsh-critics-20110513-1elxo.html.

Phillip Coorey, “Swan Outlines Plan for Working Nation”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/federal-budget/swan-outlines-plan-for-working-nation-20110510-1ehkn.html.  Addition articles on, analyses of, the Federal Budget 2011 are indexed at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/federal-budget.

Geoff Gallup, “Who Sets the Agenda in Politics?”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/who-sets-the-agenda-in-politics-20110314-1bu8g.html.

Tony Makin, “Dutch Disease No Excuse for Poor Productivity”, The Australian, 29 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/dutch-disease-no-excuse-for-poor-productivity/story-e6frg6zo-1225977420144

Gerald Henderson, “Hold on Tight, the Next Three Years Will Leave Us Feeling a Little Bit Green”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 December 2010.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/hold-on-tight-the-next-three-years-will-leave-us-feeling-a-little-bit-green-20101220-1930s.html.

Matthew Franklin, “Taxpayers Pick Up Bill for University Education”, The Australian, 17 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/taxpayers-pick-up-bill-for-university-education/story-fn59niix-1225972402594.

Jennifer Hewett, “Why Singapore is Connecting with Fibre Too”, The Australian, 4 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/why-singapore-is-connecting-with-fibre-too/story-e6frg6z6-1225964988917.

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 System

Sussanah Moran, “ATO in New Attack on Private Equity as Assets Are Frozen”, The Australian, 4 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/ato-in-new-attack-on-private-equity-as-assets-are-frozen/story-e6frg8zx-1225965411427.

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

Gary L, Sturgess, AM, “Deregulating the Public Service Economy”, the 2011 Spann Oration, Parliament of New South Wales, 22 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.nsw.ipaa.org.au/content/docs/Spann%20Oration%202011%20formatted.pdf?utm_source=IPAA+NSW+-+EventsPro+Sync&utm_campaign=b6a1addddd-11_29_2011_TheBrief_Non-members&utm_medium=email

Sean Nicholls, “O’Farrell Threatens to Take the Axe to All Premiers’ Perks”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/ofarrell-threatens-to-take-the-axe-to-all-premiers-perks-20111025-1mi96.html.

Kelly Burke, “This Is Just the Start, Strikers Warn O’Farrell”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/this-is-just-the-start-strikers-warn-ofarrell-20110908-1jzz1.html.

Sean Nicholls, “Treasurer’s Balancing Act”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/treasurers-balancing-act-20110906-1jw15.html.

Sean Nicholls and Anna Patty, “O’Farrell To Raise Mining Royalties”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/ofarrell-to-raise-mining-royalties-20110905-1jubr.html.

Geesche Jacobson, Anna Patty, “New State Chief Justice Sets Out Legal Access for All as a Priority”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/new-state-chief-justice-sets-out-legal-access-for-all-as-a-priority-20110513-1emca.html

AAP, “NSW Labor ‘Lost Moral Authority’, Keating”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-labor-lost-moral-authority-keating-20110329-1cetw.html.

Adam West, “The Three Biggest Myths of the NSW Election Result”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/the-three-biggest-myths-of-the-nsw-election-result-20110329-1cdsl.html.

Heath Aston, “The O’Farrell Blueprint”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/state-election-2011/the-ofarrell-blueprint-20110326-1cba2.html

Alicia Wood, “Rees Was Affair Leaker, Claims Della Bosca”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/rees-was-affair-leaker-claims-della-bosca-20110324-1c8m5.html.

Matthew Moore, “Sack the Mandarins: Kennett to O’Farrell”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/state-election-2011/sack-the-mandarins-kennett-to-ofarrell-20110223-1b5no.html.

Rod Tiffen, “Dumb or Smart? Keneally’s Chance to Choose How to Lose”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/dumb-or-smart-keneallys-chance-to-choose-how-to-lose-20101228-1998m.html.

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.


John Ferguson, “Rush Inquiry Recommends Sweeping Changes to Victoria Police Structure”, The Australian, 1 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/rush-inquiry-recommends-sweeping-changes-to-victoria-police-structure/story-fn59niix-1226285936978.

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

Editorial, “A Booming Question for Australia’s Leaders”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/editorial/a-booming-question-for-australias-leaders-20110520-1ewp6.html.

David Humphries, “A Plundered State Toys with Cry for Freedom, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/a-plundered-state-toys-with-cry-for-freedom-20101203-18jw9.html.

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

Lauren Wilson, “John Howard’s Fears on Local Councils in Constitution Ignored”, The Australian, 28 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/john-howards-fears-on-local-councils-in-constitution-ignored/story-fn59niix-1226231477219.

State of Australian Cities 2011 was released the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport on Thursday 20 October.  The full report and individual chapters are available at: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure/mcu/soac.aspx

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.

Brisbane Municipal Government

Natasha Bita, “Brisbane’s Toll-Pooling Plan May Double Debt”, The Australian, 4 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/brisbanes-toll-pooling-plan-may-double-debt/story-fn59niix-1225965404265.

Greater Sydney Municipal Governments

Media releases from Don Page MP, Minister for Local Government, Minister for the North Coast, February 2012.:








Brian Robins, “City of Sydney Plans Recycled Water Network”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/water-issues/city-of-sydney-plans-recycled-water-network-20111003-1l5d7.html.

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 -

All of the Chamber’s special projects concentrate on selected cities in China.  Four such special projects exist at the present time and any information relating to them will be listed in the coloured sections below.

AITCP – Australia Innovation and Technology Commercialisation Programme: Judd Webber, Project Director

AIIP – Australia Inwards Investment Programme: John Wang, Project Director

ATSSP – Australia Tourist Sites and Services Programme: Marilyn Walker, Project Director

AEBTC – Australia Education and Business Training Centres: Helen Qiao, Project Director


CFOICCP China FOI Clause in Constitution Programme: Michael C H Jones, Project Director

CWAP China Workers Associations Programme: Michael C H Jones, Project Director


Speech by the Hon David Campbell MP, Acting Minister for State Development, Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Small Business, at the Australian Technology Showcase, 10 February 2004.  Click here to download the PDF document.

Presentation by Mr Ian Murray, Executive Director and General Manager, Australian Institute of Export (NSW) Ltd at the launching of the 2003 Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year Awards, May 2003.

Short version (592KB).  Click here to download the PPT file.

Full version (2,678KB) is available only on CD-ROM.  Requests for a copy of the presentation on CD-ROM may be placed with Ms Helen Qiao (Tel: 9264 8088).

Hunter Export Centre, hosted a presentation on the Australia-Singapore Free Trade Agreement by Mr Stephen Deady, on 28 May, 2003.  The Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement was concluded on 17 February 2003.  SAFTA is a comprehensive agreement that guarantees tariff free access for goods, improved market access for services, greater certainty for investors and further trade facilitation.

Mr Deady led the team that concluded this Agreement.  He will outline the benefits to Australian exporters and investors, particularly in legal, financial and education services.


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Pictured from left to right: Dr Allan Pattison, Chairman, Hunter Economic Development Corporation, Mr Stephen Deady, Chief Negotiator, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Judd Webber, 2003 Program Director, ACCCI Australian Innovation and Technology Commercialisation Program, NSW+Pearl River Delta Project, Ms Leigh Bryant, Chairperson, Hunter Export Centre, Mr Don Champagne, Manager, Hunter Export Centre and Mr Philip Green, NSW State Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The second round of negotiations on the proposed US-Australia Free Trade Agreement will be held in Hawaii from 19 May 2003.  Mr Stephen Deady, Australia’s chief negotiator, will provide a debrief to business on the second round of negotiations.  The event will also allow business to raise issues and provide input to the negotiation process.

Mr Deady is a trade policy specialist, who has served overseas as Minister in the Australian Embassy in Washington. He now leads Australia’s negotiating team for the US-Australia FTA.

ACCCI, through its Australian Innovation and Technology Commercialisation Program, is working closely with the Hunter Export Centre to develop increased trade between Australia and China.  This meeting was an opportunity for Hunter Region Exporters to discuss the Singapore Free Trade Agreement and its implications for Australian exporters in the Asian Region, including China.


Other countries might copy the RSPT, warns $40 billion man, by Geoff Elliott, The Australian 21 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/other-countries-might-copy-the-rspt-warns-40-billion-man/story-e6frg8zx-1225882017396.

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.

AIIP Second Roadshow in China for 2003
Click here for report


The Hotel School sydney
Details at: http://hotelschool.scu.edu.au/index.php/19/

Dongfang County:
Selected as one of the ACCCI Australia’s Tourist Sites in China
Text and photos of the site (in PDF)

Visit to Basuo Australian Memorial
Text and photos of the site (in Word)

Article on ANZAC Day and the Basuo Memorial in China Daily:




Pictured are Edmund Capon AM OBE,  Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Richard Johnson, Architect of Asian Gallery.  They Give Evidence is a confronting and moving work by Dadang Christanto.

The rebuilt Asian galleries at Art Gallery of New South Wales were opened on October 25, 2003.  These galleries house extensive Asian collections and will provide space for regular temporary exhibitions of Asian arts.

Christanto’s works speak eloquently for the victims of oppression and social injustice.

Community Ambassadors - Mandarin and Cantonese Language introductions to the Art Gallery Collection by a new volunteer group of the Art Gallery Society.  Tours can be booked with two weeks notice and are free. See the website for details.



Short-sighted Julia Gillard to blame for drop in Chinese students,
by Michael Sansbury, The Australian, 16 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/short-sighted-julia-gillard-to-blame-for-drop-in-chinese-students/story-e6frgcjx-1226006523234

Britain and US preferred by China students: by Bernard Lane, The Australian, 30 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/britain-and-us-preferred-by-china-students/story-e6frgcjx-1225885855025.

Education sector says no to double standards: by Andrew Trounson, The Australian, 16 June 2010.  Available at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/sector-says-no-to-double-standards/story-e6frgcjx-1225880081228.

Australian National University to get extra $111m funding: by Luke Slattery, The Australian, 12 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/australian-national-university-to-get-extra-111m-funding/story-e6frgcjx-1225865192613.

Plunge in Chinese university students coming to Australia: by Michael Sainsbury and Guy Healy, The Australian, 30 April 2010. Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/plunge-in-chinese-university-students-coming-to-australia/story-e6frgcjx-1225860383768.

Adelaide universities overseas push, The Australian, 10 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/robert-hill-to-lead-adelaide-universitys-overseas-push/story-e6frg6nf-1225852045710.

Training centres: Matthew Franklin”, “Liberals Set Their Sights on Trade Training Centres”, The Australian, 9 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/liberals-set-their-sights-on-trade-training-centres/story-e6frgczf-1225851584003

Overseas students in Australia:  Countries of origin for 392,000 overseas students in Australia at http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24284358-12332,00.html

Media release: "Tougher immigration rules" at

Media release:  Beijing Food and Wine Festival hosted by Swissotel Sydney – uploaded 16 June 2004.  Click here for a copy (in PDF with photographs – 712 KB).


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Photo of Mr Ren Gang from the Division of Africa and Oceania, Foreign Affairs Office, Hebei Provincial People's Government and Ms Helen Qiao, Project Director ACCCI Australia Education and Business Training Centre Programme (AEBTC) at the Shijiazhuang Education Exhibition on 9th June 2002.


No author cited, “China Quashes Twitter-Style Democracy”, The Wall Street Journal, 17 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/china-quashes-twitter-style-democracy/story-e6frg996-1226007578963,


Malcolm Moore, “Chinese Premier Pledges Path of Democratic Reform”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 October 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-premier-pledges-path-of-democratic-reform-20101004-164e5.html?autostart=1.

John Garnaut, “Hard Choices as China’s Boom Fades”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/hard-choices-as-chinas-boom-fades-20100712-107yp.html


John Garnaut, “China’s Labour Market Is at a Turning Point”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/chinas-labour-market-is-at-a-turning-point-20110207-1ak78.html

Hsiao-Hung Pai, “China’s Migrant Army in Growing Industrial Push”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 July, 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/chinas-migrant-army-in-growing-industrial-push-20100712-105su.html.



Miscellaneous documents pertaining to future forums and seminars:

Assessing China's Top-Down Securities Markets

William T. Allen 
New York University School of Law

Han Shen 
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Abbreviated abstract: China’s securities markets are unlike those of Amsterdam, London or New York. Those markets evolved over centuries from myriad interactions among those seeking finance on the one hand and savers seeking rewarding investments on the other. Such spontaneous securities markets did emerge throughout China in the 1980s following the start of economic liberalisation, but these spontaneous markets were closed by the government in favour of new and tightly controlled exchanges established in the early 1990s in Shanghai and Shenzhen. These new markets have been designed to and largely limited to, serving state purposes, that is to assist in the financing of the state sector of the economy. Rather than evolving in a bottom-up pattern, they are controlled, top-down securities markets. This essay reviews as of June 2010, the development of these markets, the economic functions they perform, the regulatory structure that controls and shapes them, and the governance mechanisms - legal and otherwise - that controls the management of the PRC listed companies.
This paper was written in connection with a (US) National Bureau of Economic Research project, "Capitalising China”, and is available online at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1648336.


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