Australasian Parliamentary Review
Spring 2012. Vol 27, No. 2
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From the editor, Jennifer Aldred
Table of Contents
intersections, and challenges for the scrutiny and interpretation of legislation in trans-Tasman jurisdictions and beyond. Bryan Horrigan
The Constitution Amendment (Restoration of Oaths Allegiance)
Act 2012 (NSW) — background and issues in the debate. Gareth Griffith
# How far can they go:
committee powers outside of inquiries. Teresa McMichael
# The functions of Parliament: reality challenges tradition.
Ken Coghill, Peter Holland, Abel Kinyondo, Colleen Lewis and
# The effectiveness of parliamentary committees in Queensland: 1996-2001.
Queensland 2012 - Perspectives
Political tsunami - the 2012 Queensland election and its aftermath
Queensland’s parliamentary committees: dead, on life support, or lively? Ken Coghill
'From the Tables' A round-up of administrative and procedural
developments in the Australasian Parliaments. Robyn Smith
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