Regulating Westminster Parliaments: The sharp end – Seminar

The ANU’s Centre for International and Public Law monthly seminar will be given by Andrew McDonald and will consider the story of the UK’s Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and reflect on its new Australian namesake. What lessons does the former have for the latter? And what hopes should we have for the new kid on […]

14th edition of Odgers

The 14th edition of Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice is now available. Printed copies can be ordered directly from the Australian Parliament’s website and a free PDF version is also available. 

Australian Senate occasional lecture: Small Parties, big changes.

  Dr Zareh Ghazarian, lecturer in politics and international relations at Monash University, is giving a Senate occasional lecture this Friday on the subject on minor parties. Minor parties have become major players in Australian politics. Hundreds of minor parties have contested elections throughout Australian political history, but only a handful have won parliamentary representation. […]

Members invited to AGM

The ACT Chapter of the ASPG will be holding its AGM at 3.40pm, Friday 9 December 2016 at the Legislative Assembly (use public entrance). This will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to meet and mingle!

Parliament, the Executive and Vice-Regal Powers – Harry Evans Lecture

Professor Anne Twomey will present this year’s Harry Evans Lecture. Professor Twomey’s topic is: Parliament, the Executive and Vice-Regal Powers: Heading off crises in a closely tied Parliament. When: 12:15pm, Friday, 4 November 2016 Where: Main Committee Room, Parliament House, Canberra The Harry Evans Lecture commemorates the service to the Senate of the longest serving […]