Australasian Parliamentary Review
Autumn 2007. Vol 22, No. 1
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From your editor, Elaine Thompson
Selected Papers from the 2006 ASPG Annual
Conference ‘Parliamentary Control of the
Executive: the people and the money'
Section I: Keynote Addresses
President's Annual Report 2005-2006, Kevin
Public Servants and Parliament: A New Zealand perspective, Mary Harris
Section II: Controlling the purse strings
Accounting and Accountability, Rosemary Laing
Public Accounts Committees In Australasia : The state of play, Kerry Jacobs, Kate Jones and David Smith
Section III: Telling the Full Story? Parliament,
Government Information, The Media and
Benchmarking Parliamentary Administration: The United Kingdom ,
Canada , New Zealand and Australia, June Verrier
Orders for papers in the Legislative Council of New South Wales:
Developments and challenges,
Section IV: Institutional Design, Political Parties
and the Accountability of the Executive
Opposition in a Small Westminster Parliament: The case of Tasmania, Richard Herr
Challenges for Parliament in South Africa, Geoffrey Hawker
Parliaments, Executives and Integrity Agencies: Reporting on
an international conference on transparency for better governance, Roger Wettenhall
Report from Workshop 1: How can public accounts committees
work more effectively to scrutinise the Executive
Report from Workshop 2: In what ways can opposition parties
encourage executive accountability to Parliament?
Report from Workshop 3: How can public servants' accountability
to Parliament be improved?
Report from Workshop 4: How can the independence of
Parliament from the Executive be enhanced?
Report from Workshop 5: How can agencies (auditor-general,
ombudsman, anti-corruption commissioners) be more effective?
Section V: Holding Ministers and Public Servants to Account
Financial Scrutiny of Government by a Parliamentary Committee: The challenges of facing the estimates and financial operations
committee of the Legislative Council of Western Australia,
The Public Administration Committee: Complementing
the scrutiny role of state office holders, Barry House
Limits to Select Committee Investigation — A New Zealand Perspective, Kirstin Lambert
The Research Involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning
Bill 2002: Procedure and practice issues in its passage through the
House of Representatives, Jason Sherd
The Year of the Senate, Anthony Marinac
The Book Pages
The Wordly Art of Politics
by Ken Turner and Michael Hogan (eds)
Book Notes: The Sesquicentenary Committee
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publication of Australasian Parliamentary Review.
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of J. R. Odgers, Australian Senate Practice, 6th edition, 1991.