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. […]
Following the upcoming Senate Occasional Lecture, local ACT chapter members (and anyone else interested in a good natter) are welcome to get together following the event at the Queen’s Terrace Cafe. aspg-flyer_2017-02
The next Senate’s next occasional lecture is to be presented by Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United State Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Below is an outline of what Professor Jackman will be speaking about. Elections in Australia and the United States during 2016 have been interpreted as reflecting a surge in […]
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!
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 […]
Readers of this site will be interested in Stephen Argument’s latest paper on delegated legislation, which he presented at the Australian-New Zealand Scrutiny of Legislation Conference in Perth earlier this month. From the paper: In this paper, I state my views about the particular importance of the availability of disallowance mechanisms to the role of parliamentary […]
A recent paper by former Clerk of the House of Commons, Sir Malcolm Jack and ACT ASPG Chapter member Dr Richard Reid exploring the question of whether financial privilege is the sole right of the House of Commons is now available via the Constitution Society Website. In this paper the authors examine the historical origin of the Commons’ privilege, […]