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Australasian Parliamentary Review

Spring 2012. Vol 27, No. 2

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From the editor, Jennifer Aldred


Table of Contents


# Commonalities, 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

Research Papers

# The functions of Parliament: reality challenges tradition. Ken Coghill, Peter Holland, Abel Kinyondo, Colleen Lewis and Katrin Steinack

# The effectiveness of parliamentary committees in Queensland: 1996-2001. Suman Ojha

Queensland 2012 - Perspectives

Political tsunami - the 2012 Queensland election and its aftermath in Parliament. Roger Scott

Queensland’s parliamentary committees: dead, on life support, or lively? Ken Coghill

Parliamentary Chronicles

'From the Tables' A round-up of administrative and procedural developments in the Australasian Parliaments. Robyn Smith



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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