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Australasian Parliamentary Review

Autumn 2008. Vol 23, No. 1

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From your editor, Elaine Thompson

SECTION I: Annual Conference Adelaide 2007 Parliament's Accountability to the People

President's Report, Kevin Rozzoli

Keynote Address: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Executive Government, Ken Macpherson

The Role of Parliamentary Committees in Public Accountability

*Parliamentary Inquiries as a Form of Policy Evaluation, Mark Rodrigues

* Promoting Deliberative Debate? The Submissions and Oral Evidence Provided to Australian Parliamentary Committees in the Creation of Counter-Terrorism Laws, Dominique Dalla-Pozza

Parliament's Accountability to the People, the Role of Committees: A Queensland View, John Alvey

Strengthening Government and Parliamentary Accountability in Victoria, Bob Stensholt

*Preferential Roles of MPs on Parliamentary Committees, Grant Jones

The Role of Independents

* Independent Parliamentarians and Accountable Government, Brian Costar

Parliamentary Education and Professional Development

* Parliamentary Accountability to the Public - Developing MPs' Ethical Standards, Ken Coghill, Ross Donohue and Peter Holland

Public Redress

Petition Effectiveness: Improving Citizens' Direct Access to Parliament, Sonia Palmieri

The Right of Reply in the Victorian Parliament, Judy Maddigan

Conscience Voting

A Brief History of Conscience Voting in New Zealand, David Lindsey

* Conscience Votes in the Federal Parliament since 1996, Deirdre McKeown and Rob Lundie, with Guy Woods

The Greatest Heights of Parliament? Conscience Votes and the Quality of Parliamentary Debate, Helen Pringle

Media, Reporting Standards and Public Perception

Parliament's Relationship with the Media, Claressa Surtees

Finding a Balance between Accountability and Exclusive Cognisance: Some Recent Developments in NSW, Les Gönye

SECTION II: Queensland ASPG Conference April 2007
Ministerial Responsibility & Parliamentary Accountability

Ministerial Responsibility and Parliamentary Accountability: Observations on the Role of the Leader and Ministerial Responsibility, Kevin Martin


The Practice of Proroguing the Parliament and the Effect on Parliamentary Committees, Anna Dacre

SECTION IV: General Articles

* Executive Accountability to the Senate and the NSW Legislative Council, Anne Twomey

SECTION V: Parliamentary Reports

Tasmanian Parliamentary Chronicle July 2006 December 2007, Richard Herr

Queensland, Jo Mathers

New Zealand Parliament - Battles over Election Campaign Financing, Colin James

* These articles have been double blind refereed to full academic standards.


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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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