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
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,
the 'Grassroots', Christopher Pyne
Session 3: Representation Through the Eyes of the Parliamentarian
The Complexities of Representation: Balancing Interests, Reality
Engaging in the Future: Overcoming the Limitations of Parliamentary
Tim Barnett and Polly Higbe
Engagement in the Future: Overcoming the Representation in a Pressure Cooker,
Session 4: How Representative is the Parliament?
The Declining Membership of the New Legislative Council Cross Bench
and its Implications for Responsible Government,
From Gerry-Built to Purpose-Built: Creating Fair and Equal Electoral Districts
in South Australia,
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
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
Advance Australia: The Turning Tide of Popular Political Engagement,
* Homosexual Law Reform
in the Parliament of the United Kingdom: The Case of Earl Winterton, the 'Father of the House'
, Kate Gleeson
The 2008 Western Australian State Election: The Snap Poll Blunder,
The Western Australian Election of September 6, 2008:
The First Chink in Labor's Armour,
The 2009 Queensland Election: The Beginning of The End?
Andrew Fisher: Prime Minister of Australia,
Gough Whitlam, A Moment in History, Elaine Thompson
Making Women Count: A History of the Women's Electoral Lobby in Australia,
* These articles have been double blind refereed to full academic standards.
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