Australasian Parliamentary Review
Autumn 2011. Vol 26, No. 1
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From the editor, Jennifer Aldred
Table of Contents
A gallows of hung parliaments: A Western Australian perspective.
C.P. Shanahan SC
# 1843: The year it all began.
A hard reign: NSW public administration under Labor — 2007 to 2011.
# The power of the New Zealand legislature to fine for breach
# From talking shop to party government: procedural change in
the New Zealand parliament, 1854–1894. John E Martin
ASPG Conference 2010: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Perceptions of Parliament
Keynote address: Fifteen (contradictory) perceptions of parliament:
five good, five bad and five ugly. John Warhurst
Parliament, public opinion and privilege
# Restoring faith in the British Parliament.
Paying the police: ‘Greengate’ and parliamentary privilege. Brian Costar
# Maintaining public trust in parliaments without freedom of information — balancing
the right to know with parliamentary privilege. Vicki Buchbach
Parliament, the executive and the media
Fault lines in the federal fourth estate. Helen Ester
# Media use and its effect on trust in politicians, parties and democracy.
Juliet Pietsch and Aaron Martin
The tablecloth and the long bell: media perceptions of the NSW
Legislative Council 1999–2009.
Parliamentary principles and performances
Ministerial responsibility: reality or myth? Judy Maddigan
# ‘Mr Speaker, I withdraw ...’: standards of (mis)behaviour in the
Queensland, Western Australian and Commonwealth Parliaments
compared via online Hansard.
Promoting parliament: civic education and social media
Perceptions of parliament: the civic education factor.
Harry C.J. Phillips
Social media, community engagement and perceptions of parliament:
a case study from the NSW Legislative Council.
Beverly Duffy and Madeleine Foley
Summary of conference proceedings.
Report for ASPG
Hung parliaments — summary of proceedings of seminar held by
the Western Australia Chapter of the ASPG, November 2010.
Harry C.J. Phillips
‘From the Tables’ A round-up of administrative and procedural
developments in the Australasian Parliaments— October 2010 to March 2011. Robyn Smith
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