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Australasian Parliamentary Review

Autumn 2009. Vol 24, No. 1

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From your editor, Elaine Thompson

Session 1: Overview Representation, Participation And Engagement

Generational Change and Participation, Colin James

Community Engagement in a Parliamentary Context - The Queensland Experience, Glenda Emmerson

Session 2: The Parliament of the People?

A Survey of the Role of Parliamentary Education in Australian Parliaments - Part 1, Graham Spindler

A Survey of the Role of Parliamentary Education in Australian Parliaments - Part 2, Graham Spindler

Restoring the 'Grassroots', Christopher Pyne

Session 3: Representation Through the Eyes of the Parliamentarian

The Complexities of Representation: Balancing Interests, Reality and Philosophy, Barnaby Joyce

Engaging in the Future: Overcoming the Limitations of Parliamentary Representation, Tim Barnett and Polly Higbe

Engagement in the Future: Overcoming the Representation in a Pressure Cooker, Tim Nicholls

Session 4: How Representative is the Parliament?

The Declining Membership of the New Legislative Council Cross Bench and its Implications for Responsible Government, Lynn Lovelock

From Gerry-Built to Purpose-Built: Creating Fair and Equal Electoral Districts in South Australia, Jenni Newton-Farrelly

Changed Representation from a Changed Voting System, Charles Chauvel

Session 5: Engaging All The People Minority Groups In and Out of the Parliament

Women in Parliament: Attaining the Idea, John McCulloch

The Diversity of Queensland People - In and Out of the Parliament, Julie Copley

Session 6: Reconnecting Parliament And The People

Reconnecting Parliament and the People, Margaret Wilson

* Institutionalising Deliberative Democracy, Janette Hartz-Karp and Michael K. Brian

Keynote Address:
Advance Australia: The Turning Tide of Popular Political Engagement, Hugh Mackay

President's Report, Kevin Rozzoli


* Homosexual Law Reform in the Parliament of the United Kingdom: The Case of Earl Winterton, the 'Father of the House' , Kate Gleeson

Election Report

The 2008 Western Australian State Election: The Snap Poll Blunder, Harry Phillips

The Western Australian Election of September 6, 2008: The First Chink in Labor's Armour, William Bowe

The 2009 Queensland Election: The Beginning of The End? Scott Prasser

Book Reviews

Andrew Fisher: Prime Minister of Australia, James Jupp

Gough Whitlam, A Moment in History, Elaine Thompson

Making Women Count: A History of the Women's Electoral Lobby in Australia, Helen Pringle

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


The Australasian Study of Parliament Group wishes to express its gratitude to the following businesses and departments for their generous support for the activities of the Group, especially publication of Australasian Parliamentary Review.

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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