Seminars and Lectures 2015-16

Vital Issues Seminars and Parliamentary Library Lectures by year

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

Seminars held during 2015–16

Title/Speaker MP3/MP4

2016 Parliamentary Library National Reconciliation Week Lecture
Presented by Justin Mohamed, CEO, Reconciliation Australia
30 May 2016
Flyer [PDF 261KB]

MP4 1.9GB
Budget Seminar – understanding the Budget
Presented by Robert Dolamore and Daniel Weight
3 May 2016
Notes [PDF 440KB]
MP3 50MB
Migrants and jobs: Australia's amazing immigration decade
Presented by Professor Bob Gregory, currently Professor Emeritus at the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University
2 March 2016
MP3 48MB
MP4 221MB
The Australian Red Cross and the First World War
Presented by Professor Melanie Oppenheimer, School of History and International Relations, Flinders University
24 February 2016
MP3 45MB
MP4 200MB
‘Our life goes on the same’—the Great War at home 
Presented by Professor Peter Stanley, UNSW
11 November 2015
Lecture [PDF 996KB]
MP4 221MB
What is tax reform for and what can it do?
Presented by Professor Miranda Stewart, Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at Crawford School, Australian National University
21 October 2015
Lecture [PDF 496KB]
MP3 53MB
MP4 239MB
‘Islamic State’ in a zone of conflicts within conflicts
Presented by Professor Amin Saikal, Australian National University
14 October 2015
Lecture [PDF 155KB]
MP3 45.7MB
MP4 200MB