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Australasian Parliamentary Review

Autumn 2006. Vol 21, No. 1

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News and Notes

Papers from the 2005 ASPG Annual Conference Parliament and Accountability in the 21 st Century:
The role of parliamentary oversight committees

Section One: General Overview

Parliament and Accountability: The role of parliamentary oversight committees, Gareth Griffiths

* NSW Parliamentary Committees and Integrity Oversight: Comparing public sector agency, news media and NGO perspectives, Rodney Smith

* Governing the Government: The paradoxical place of the public accounts committee, Kate Jones and Kerry Jacobs

Section Two: Parliamentary Oversight from the Agency Perspective

Parliamentary Oversight from the Perspective of the New South Wales Ombudsman, Bruce Barbour

Parliamentary Oversight an Auditor-General's Perspective, Tony Whitfield

Section Three: Parliamentary Oversight from Parliament's Perspective 94

Parliamentary Oversight and ICAC, Paul Pearce

The West Australian Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC), John Hyde

The Queensland Crime Commission, Geoff Wilson

Section Four: Parliamentary Oversight from Other Perspectives

The Scrutiny of Government Agencies by Parliamentary Joint Committees, Anthony Marinac and Jonathon Curtis

Intelligence Oversight and the War on Terrorism, Margaret Swieringa

Officers of Parliament: The New Zealand Model, Andrew Beattie

Section Five: Conclusions and Recommendations

Scrutiny and Capacity: An evaluation of the parliamentary committees in the New Zealand Parliament*, Elizabeth McLeay

* The papers marked with an asterisk have been double blind refereed to full academic criteria.

The Book Pages

Bruce Stone

Platypus and Parliament: The Australian Senate in theory and practice
by Stanley Bach

D. Clune

Book Notes from the New South Wales Parliament

Decision and Deliberation: the Parliament of NSW, 18562003
by David Clune and Gareth Griffith

The Premiers of NSW 18562005
by David Clune and Ken Turner eds

Alan J. Ward

Parliamentary Government in New South Wales

The Premiers of New South Wales , 18562005,
by David Clune and Ken Turner

Decision and Deliberation: the Parliament of NSW, 18562003
by David Clune and Gareth Griffith


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ASPG also appreciates a substantial grant from the revenues arising from publication and sale of J. R. Odgers, Australian Senate Practice, 6th edition, 1991.

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