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Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG)

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.

Australasian Parliamentary Review

The Australasian Parliamentary Review is the ASPG's official journal and is published twice a year.

ASPG Annual Conference

The ASPG holds an Annual Conference hosted by the Australasian parliaments on a rotational basis.

This year the Annual Conference was to be held at the Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne, from 7-9 October 2020.

However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Conference has been postponed until next year.


Annual General Meetings

The most recent Annual General Meeting of the NSW Chapter of the ASPG took place on Tuesday 3 December 2019 at the Parliament of NSW.

The main purposes of the meetings are to elect members to the NSW Chapter's Executive Committee and to discuss the Chapter's activities for the current and coming years.

Only ASPG members may attend the AGM.


On 10 March 2020 the NSW Chapter hosted a presentation by Professor Lee Ann Banaszak, How women got the vote on the state level: NSW in a comparative context.

Professor Banaszak spoke about her research on how women got the vote at the state level in Australia, the U.S. and Switzerland. She discussed the different state level battles in each of these countries and spoke about what a comparison of state level suffrage tells us about the processes by which women gained the vote.

Professor Banaszak is Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University.


Membership of the NSW Chapter will cost $45 for the 2020/21 financial year and entitles you to:

  • online access to the Australasian Parliamentary Review (two issues per year) 
  • discounts to attend the ASPG Annual Conference and other ASPG events
  • priority to attend seminars, presentations and other functions hosted by the NSW Chapter.

To become a member, complete the ASPG NSW Chapter Membership Form 2020/21.

For further information or to RSVP to events please contact Rohan Tyler, Secretary/Treasurer, Australasian Study of Parliament Group, NSW Chapter
Address: Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
Telephone: 02 9230 3308