Lectures held during 2021-22

Library lectures bring notable speakers to the Parliament to provide Senators, Members and their staff the opportunity to hear, first hand, expert opinion on a range of currently relevant topics.

Title/Speaker MP3/MP4
William Cooper: An Aboriginal Life Story
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Presented by Professor Bain Attwood
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this lecture contains an image and name of a deceased person.
Digital transformation of the media environment—from social media to automation
Wednesday 23 March 2022
Presented by Professor Jean Burgess FAHA FQA 
Budget special—threats to and opportunities for the Australian economy
Wednesday 16 March 2022
Presented by Dr Sarah Hunter, Nick Marro & David Pearce 
Does political polling still deserve our trust?
Wednesday 9 March 2022
Presented by Professor Simon Jackman, Darren Pennay and David Coletto
A Great Pioneer—John Christian 'Chris' Watson
Wednesday 2 March 2022
Presented by David Headon
Lecture Notes: [PDF 410KB]
Maritime law issues in the South China Sea
Wednesday 23 February 2022
Presented by Dr Cameron Moore
Blockchain – the technology and what it means for Australia’s economy
Wednesday 8 December 2021
Presented by Professor Jason Potts
Corporate income tax in Australia—future policy directions
Wednesday 17 November 2021
Presented by Professor Bob Breunig
Knowledge gained, knowledge shared—our voices from the past
Wednesday 10 November 2021
Presented by Danusha Cubillo and Michael Bell
Biometric technologies—future directions and risks
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Presented by Mark Andrejevic and Jackie Craig
First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria and the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission—Steps towards Truth-telling
Wednesday 20th October 2021
Presented by Geraldine Atkinson and Marcus Stewart
Australia’s space industry—opportunities and workforce needs
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Presented by Dr Brett Biddington
Slides: [PDF 1.6KB
How is GST revenue distributed to states and territories?
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Presented by Jonathan Rollings
Fiscal Sustainability
Wednesday 15th September 2021
Presented by Dr Stein Helgeby
Global Heating
Wednesday 8th September 2021
Presented by Professor Andy Pitman and Professor Lesley Head 
Please note: some technical issues were experienced approx. 27min in and lasted for a few minutes, we appreciate your patience with this.
NAIDOC Week 2021—a conversation on Indigenous knowledge and perspectives 
Wednesday 7th July 2021
Presented by Mr Craig Ritchie and Professor Lynette Russell 


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