2006-2007

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. Seminar recordings are available to Senators and Members only. 

Seminars held during 2006–07

Title/Speakers/Chair /Number/Date
MP3 File/Duration

An electoral geography of Australia
Speaker: Professor Robert Stimson, Professor of Geographical Sciences and Planning, University of Queensland
Chair: Roxanne Missingham, Parliamentary Librarian
Date: 28 March 2007

MP3 60.0MB

 

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Child and adolescent obesity: the threat to Australia’s health

Speakers: Professor Boyd Swinburn and Professor Ian Caterson
Chair: Senator Guy Barnett
Number/Date: 3 2006–07, 28 February 2007


MP3
50.3MB
Duration: 1:05:00

Family law reform in the spotlight: the 'shared parental responsibility' initiatives
Speakers: Professor the Hon. Richard Chisholm and Dr Juliet Behrens
Chair: Senator Marise Payne
Number/Date: 2 2006–07, 18 October 2006

MP3 50.3MB
Duration: 1:06:00
Stem cell research—the science: in support of Lockhart
Speaker: Professor Bob Williamson FRS – Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Melbourne
Chair: Roxanne Missingham, Parliamentary Librarian
Date: 10 October 2006

MP3 44.9MB
Stem cell research—the science: a sceptical perspective on Lockhart
Speaker: T. John Martin FRS – Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne
Chair: Roxanne Missingham, Parliamentary Librarian
Date: 10 October 2006

MP3 50.4MB
The Lockhart Review
Speaker : Professor Loane Skene - Deputy Chair, Lockhart Committee
Chair: Roxanne Missingham, Parliamentary Librarian
Date: 6 September 2006

MP3 50.8MB
"Do I dare???" Whistleblowing legislation in Australia
Speakers: Dr A. J. Brown and Professor John McMillan
Chair:
Ms Nicola Roxon MP
Number/Date:
1 2006–07, 16 August 2006
MP3 59.9MB
Duration: 1:14:00

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