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Australasian Parliamentary Review

Spring 2013. Vol 28, No. 2

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From the editor, Jennifer Aldred

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Table of Contents


Where are the women MPs? Mary Crawford

The use of secret evidence in the New Zealand House of Representatives. David Wilson

The integrity branch – Parliament’s failure or opportunity? David Solomon

Locating the ethical in the integrity branch: towards a theoretical framework for ethics in oversight bodies. Yvonne Haigh

Oversight as it intersects with Parliament. Roger Macknay

Queensland transparency: lapdogs and watchdog. Roger Scott

The politics of terrorism in Australia: views from within. Michael Crowley

Parliamentary privilege and statutory office holders: some recent developments in Western Australia. Alex Hickman

These papers have been double blind reviewed to academic standards. Australasian Parliamentary Review.


The March 2013 Western Australian election: first fixed election date delivers a resounding victory for the Barnett government. Harry Phillips

'From the Tables' – a round-up of administrative and procedural developments in the Australasian parliaments. Robyn Smith


Why Human Security Matters: Rethinking Australian Foreign Policy. June R Verrier

Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business. June R Verrier

For the True Believers: great Labor speeches that shaped history. David Clune

Carrick: principles, politics and policy. David Clune

Arcadian Populism: the Country Liberal Party and self government in the Northern Territory 1978–2005. David Clune

Keeping the Executive Honest: The Modern Legislative Council Committee System. Ken Turner

©Australasian Study of Parliament Group. Requests for permission to reproduce material from Australasian Parliamentary Review should be directed to the Editor.

ISSN 1447–9125
Edited by Jennifer Aldred
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Apology – APR Volume 28, No. 2, Spring 2013
The article 'Oversight as it intersects with Parliament' was co-authored by Roger Macknay and Julie Flack. Attribution to Ms Flack did not appear on the Table of Contents and was not clearly stated on the title page – p56. The Editor sincerely regrets this omission.



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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