Proceedings of conference on Senate Committee system

A couple of weeks ago I was in Canberra to speak at a conference held to mark 40 years of the modern Senate Committee system.  The audio and video of the proceedings can be found at this link. It had a bit of a Democrat flavour to it, with three former Democrat Senators amongst the speakers – which is fitting as strengthening the effectiveness and reputation of the Senate Committee system is probably one of the Democrats’ greatest achievements.

I even ended up  sharing a platform briefly with Cheryl Kernot, which I hadn’t done in many a year.  There are some good contributions amongst them.  I very much recommend listening to Robert Ray’s two contributions – he doesn’t hold back in saying what he thinks, and whilst I disagree with a couple of things he says, he always expresses himself so well.

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