Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG)
The Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG) is a politically non-partisan body which was established in 1978 to encourage and stimulate research, writing, teaching and discussion about parliamentary institutions, particularly those in Australasia and the South Pacific. The ASPG has Chapters in all States and Territories of Australia and in New Zealand.
Membership consists of parliamentarians, parliamentary officers, academics, teachers, journalists, students and other interested individuals.
The Australasian Parliamentary Review
is the ASPG's official journal and is published twice a year. The National President of the ASPG is the Hon. Kevin Rozzoli, former Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly.
The NSW Chapter of the ASPG also holds seminars on topical issues relating to Parliament in NSW and Australia.
The next seminar has not been scheduled.
Membership of the New South Wales Chapter costs $45 per year and entitles you to:
- Two issues per year of the Australasian Parliamentary Review
- Discounts to attend the ASPG Annual Conference and other ASPG function
- Priority to attend seminars and other functions held by the NSW Chapter.
To become a member, complete the membership form.
For further information contact Elaine Schofield, Secretary/Treasurer, Australasian Study of Parliament Group, NSW Chapter
Address: Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
Telephone: 02 9230 2226
The ASPG holds an annual conference hosted by the Australasian parliaments on a rotational basis.
The 2013 conference will be hosted by the Western Australian Parliament in October 2013 on the topic of
"OVERSIGHT: PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES, CORRUPTION COMMISSIONS AND PARLIAMENTARY STATUTORY OFFICERS"
Conference topics from previous years are outlined below.
| Year || Host Chapter||Theme|
|2012|| Northern Territory|| Constitutions - reviewed, revised and adapted|
|2011|| Victoria ||The Executive v Parliament, who wins?|
|2010|| Australian Capital Territory||The good, the bad and the ugly - perceptions of parliament|
|2009||Tasmania|| The Changing Face of Parliamentary Opposition – Independents, Parties and Houses|