2001-2002

The Vital Issues Program is a series of seminars organised by the Parliamentary Library for the benefit of Senators and Members. The aim of the seminar program, which has been running since 1986, is to bring notable speakers to the Parliament to give Senators and Members and their staff the opportunity to hear, first hand, expert opinion on a range of currently relevant topics. Seminars are recorded and are available to Senators and Members only.

Seminars held during 2001-02

Title/Speakers/Chair
Number/Date

The International Criminal Court: Implications for Australia
Speaker:Professor Andrew Byrnes
Chair: The Hon. Bruce Baird MP

1  2001-02
29 August 2001
Papua New Guinea: Politics and Business Now and in the Future
Speakers: Mr David Kavanamur and Ms Jane Mogina
Discussant: His Excellency Mr Renagi Lohia CBE
Chair: Mr Jim Lloyd MP
2  2001-02
19 September 2001
International Terrorism: Where to From Here?
Speakers: Dr Rohan Gunaratna and  Dr William Maley
Chair: Senator Vicki Bourne
3  2001-02
26 September 2001
For God and Country: Religious Dynamics in Australian Federal Politics
Speaker: Dr Marion Maddox
Chair: Ms Kelly Hoare MP
4 2001-02
27 September 2001

After Ansett: Emerging Public Policy Issues in the Australian Airline Industry
Speaker: Mr Ian Thomas
Chair: Ms Kirsten Livermore MP

5 2001-02
20 March 2001

Beneath the Camouflage: Facts of the 2002-03 Defence Budget
Speakers: Dr Mark Thomson and Mr Derek Woolner
Chair: The Hon. Roger Price MP

6 2001-02
29 May 2002

The Right Prescription?: The Health Budget 2002-03
Speaker: Professor Stephen Duckett
Chair: Mr Stephen Smith MP

7 2001-02
5 June 2002

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