Simon Longstaff | Move over Melbourne….Sydney’s Got More Substance Than Sparkle


Sydney might be unconsciously transforming into Australia’s new ‘city of ideas’. Recent years have seen intellectual life flourish with events like the Sydney Writers Festival and Festival of Dangerous Ideas attracting international attention.

Sydney-based think tanks have also been credited with an increasing contribution to the world of ideas in both Australia and overseas.

So is it time for Melbourne to step down as Australia’s centre for substance? An article in the Sydney Morning Herald, in which CPD is acknowledged, suggests it’s only a matter of time.

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