Clerks on clerking: Does a chamber need a majority to be effective?

Tom Duncan, Clerk, Legislative Assembly for the ACT
Tom Duncan, Clerk, Legislative Assembly for the ACT speaking on the issue of government majorities in a legislative chamber at Australian Parliament House

Last May, the ACT Chapter of the ASPG hosted an event at Australian Parliament House where the Clerks of the Legislative Assembly for the ACT (Tom Duncan), the House of Representatives (David Elder), and the Australian Senate (Rosemary Laing), discussed the question: ‘Does a chamber need a majority to be effective?’

You can view a video of the talks given by the three clerks below and an introduction by Professor John Warhurst of the Australian National University.

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