Australasian Parliamentary Review
Spring/Summer 2016. Vol 31, No. 2
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‘The Accidental Leaders Play Their First Gig’: The 2015
New South Wales Election
‘A Perfect Storm’ – The 2016 Double Dissolution
Parliaments’ Reputation as the ‘Pre-Eminent’ Institution
for Defending Rights: Do Parliamentary Committees Always Enhance this
Committees of Influence: Parliamentary Committees with the Capacity
to Change Australia’s Counter-terrorism Laws
New Kids on the Block or the Uusual Suspects? Is Public Engagement
with Committees Changing or is Participation in Committee Inquires
Still Dominated by a Handful of Organisations and Academics?
Fixed Reporting Dates for Senate References Committees: Are They
Budget Scrutiny in Australian State Parliaments
A Parliamentary Budget Office in Fiji: Scope and Possibility
Usman Chohan and Kerry Jacobs
Dual Language Legislation: What Can New Zealand Learn From the Canadian
The Political Consequences of Hansard Editorial Policies: The Case
for Greater Transparency
When Referendums Go Wrong – Queensland’s 2016 Fixed Four-Year
Graeme Orr and Samara Cassar
Making Honey in the Bear Pit: Parliament and its Impact on Policymaking
From the Tables – January–June 2016
Parliamentarians’ Professional Development: The Need for Reform
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