Seminars and Lectures 2004-05

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 2004–05

Title/Speakers/Chair /Number/Date
MP3 File/Duration
Economic implications of an ageing Australia
Speaker: Dr Ralph Lattimore
Chair: Senator Penny Wong
Number/Date: 4, 2004–05, 25 May 2005
MP3 138MB
Duration: 1:0:33
Work in progress seminar: Secrecy or scrutiny? Oversight of foreign policy by parliamentary committees
Speaker: Dr Kate Burton (2004–05 Australian Parliamentary Fellow)
Chair: Senator John Tierney
Number/Date: 3, 2004–05, 16 March 2005

MP3 166MB
Duration: 1:0:46


Health by numbers: issues confronting Australia's medical workforce
Speakers: Gerardine (Ged) Cowin and Dr Helena Britt
Chair: Senator Lyn Allison
Number/Date: 2, 2004–05, 9 March 2005

MP3 166MB
Duration: 1:0:46


Proof of identity required? Getting identity management right
Speaker: Mr Malcolm Crompton
Chair: The Hon. Daryl Williams AM QC MP
Number/Date: 1, 2004–05, 4 August 2004
MP3 55.8MB
Duration: 1:12:56