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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 Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 5.00 pm the Parliament of NSW and the NSW Chapter of the ASPG will host an online House Talks event, "Perspectives on Democratic Systems: Westminster vs Presidential".

Hot on the heels of the US elections, this promises to be a fascinating (and topical) presentation, which will be jointly given by Professor Rodney Smith, Department of Government and International Relations, and Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney.


If you would like to (virtually) attend, registration prior to the event is essential, and this can be done via the following link.


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