19 April

Julie Bishop's Iran visit upsets conservatives 

Australian Financial Review


Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop's visit to Iran has raised concerns among conservatives that Australia is moving too fast to co-operate with the Islamic regime. Research associate Tom Switzer said Bishop's plans were complicated by a US request for Iranian-backed militias in Iraq to pull back from the battle because they were suspected of committing atrocities.


28 April

Night-time Design: Envisioning Luminous Cities

The University of Sydney

Leni Schwendinger

Leni Schwendinger is a lighting designer with expertise in the illumination of architectural and public spaces around the world. She will present her creative illuminated environments, ones that highlight infrastructure and neglected spaces – opening up fresh ideas for local districts.

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17 April

Be wary of Clinton embrace

Australian Financial Review


What would a Hillary Clinton presidency look like, and should Australia welcome the prospect? As part of the equation CEO Bates Gill says that Clinton is more hawkish on foreign policy than President Barack Obama.


1 - 16 May

Grounded: a play by George Brant

Seymour Centre


The Centre, in collaboration with Red Stitch presents Grounded by George Brant at the Seymour Centre. Coming to Sydney from Melbourne, Grounded has just been nominated for 5 Victorian Green Room awards (including best theatre of 2014). It was also nominated by the Guardian and the London Standard as one of the top 10 plays of 2013.

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Three minutes with George Takei

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Troops in Iraq, and US campaign under way

Former US ambassador to Australia and visiting professor Jeffrey Bleich discusses the latest in US politics, including the ongoing fight against IS in the Middle East and the current US presidential field.


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