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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's Annual Conference is being hosted by the South Australian Parliament from 5 to 7 October 2016. The theme for the Conference is the Restoration and Enhancement of Parliaments' Reputation. Conference details are available on the national ASPG website.


Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the NSW Chapter of the ASPG will take place on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at 1.00 pm in the Macquarie Room, Parliament House.

The main purposes of the meeting are to elect members to the NSW Chapter's Executive Committee and to discuss the Chapter's activities for this year and next year.

The AGM agenda has been sent to members and can also be accessed here.

Please note, only ASGP members may attend the AGM.

Seminars and presentations
The NSW Chapter of the ASPG also holds seminars and presentations on topics related to the NSW Parliament and parliaments in other jurisdictions.

On 29 September 2016 the NSW Chapter hosted a presentation by Professor Steffen Ganghof from the University of Potsdam, Germany, on the topic of NSW and European parliamentary systems (a comparison).


Professor Ganghof presentation 29 September 2016.jpg 


Please note, most ASPG-hosted presentations are only open to ASPG members. If you would like to become a member, you can download the ASPG Membership Form or contact the NSW Chapter Secretary/Treasurer (details below).

Membership of the NSW 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 events
  • Priority to attend seminars, presentations and other functions hosted by the NSW Chapter.

To become a member, complete the membership form.


ASPG Membership Form 2016-17.pdf

For further information contact Ben Foxe, Secretary/Treasurer, Australasian Study of Parliament Group, NSW Chapter
Address: Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
Telephone: 02 9230 2440