1998-1999

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.

Seminars held during 1998-99

Title/Speakers/Chair
Number/Date
Telstra and Universal Service Obligations: Winners and Losers
Speakers: Ms Eva Cox and Mr Allan Horsley
Chair: Gary Hardgrave MP

5 1998-99
30 June 1999

Food Regulation in Australia: a New Food Standards Code Speakers:
Ms Carole Renouf   and Dr Geoffrey Annison
Chair: Ms Fran Bailey MP

4 1998-99
23 June 1999

Population and Immigration
Speakers
: Professor Peter McDonald and Ms Rebecca Kippen
Chair: The Hon. Philip Ruddock MP

3 1998-99
31 March 1999

The Telstra Debate and Universal Service Obligations
Speakers: Mr Paul Budde and Mr Tony Shaw
Chair: Senator Vicki Bourne

2 1998-99
25 November 1998

The Asian Financial Crisis: Implications for Australia
Speaker
: Dr Peter Brain
Chair: Senator David MacGibbon

1 1998-99
1 July 1998

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