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Thursday, 07 September 2006
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Duhig Dining Hall
St Leo`s College, College Road, Within UQ
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Mr Michael BONGERS
3878 0611
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St Leo's College

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The 27th Annual Archbishop Sir James Duhig Memorial Lecture will be held on the evening of Thursday, 7 September 2006.

The Student Club of St Leo’s College, a residential college for men at UQ, hosts the lecture which is open to the public. Michael Bongers, Vice-Rector (Students) at St Leo's College, said the event is designed to enhance the cultural dimension of Student Club activities and to allow the Club to make a contribution to the intellectual life of the University.
“The lecture honours Archbishop Sir James Duhig, a late Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane and major benefactor of our College, who was closely associated with the University of Queensland, serving on the Senate for over 50 years,” Mr Bongers said.

The guest speaker this year is Professor John Quiggin, Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science at the University of Queensland. Professor Quiggin is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian economic policy. He has published over 700 research articles, books and reports in fields including environmental economics, risk analysis, production economics, and the theory of economic growth. He has also written on policy topics including unemployment policy, micro-economic reform, privatisation, competitive tendering and the management of the Murray–Darling River system. Professor Quiggin has been an active contributor to Australian public debate in a wide range of media. He is a regular columnist for the Australian Financial Review, to which he also contributes review and feature articles. He frequently comments on policy issues for radio and TV.

Prominent Australians who have delivered the lecture since 1980 on some aspect of the theme 'The Cultural Development of Australian Society' include: Professor Peter Doherty, Prime Minister John Howard, Lt Gen. Peter Cosgrove, Peter Garrett, Malcolm Fraser, Sir Mark Oliphant, Bryce Courtenay and Ian Kiernan.

The lecture commences at 8pm. Parking is available at St Leo’s College, on College Road within the University of Queensland. Supper will be served following the lecture.

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