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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.

Next year's Annual Conference is being hosted by the Queensland Parliament from 18 to 20 July 2018, with the theme of 'Trust in Parliament in a post-truth world'.


Annual General Meetings

The most recent Annual General Meeting of the NSW Chapter of the ASPG took place on Thursday 29 November 2018 at 2.30 pm in the McKell Room, Parliament House.

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.

Please note, only ASPG 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 Monday 19 November 2018, 12 pm-12.45 pm the NSW Chapter of the ASPG will be co-hosted the following event with the NSW Parliament Twinning Steering Committee in the Preston Stanley Room, NSW Parliament:

'The 2019 national general election in
Solomon Islands'
The Hon Ajilon Nasiu, Speaker, NPSI

'The Bougainville independence
The Hon Simon Pentanu, Speaker, BHOR

This seminar featured presentations from the Speakers of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville House of Representatives. 

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 Secretary/Treasurer.



Membership of the NSW Chapter costs $45 per 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 Membership Form 2019-20.docx.

For further information contact Alex Stedman, Secretary/Treasurer, Australasian Study of Parliament Group, NSW Chapter
Address: Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
Telephone: 02 9230 2798