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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 Parliament of Tasmania from 27 to 29 September 2017. Conference details are available on the national ASPG website.



Annual General Meetings
The most recent Annual General Meeting of the NSW Chapter of the ASPG took place on Tuesday 22 November 2016 in 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 Friday 5 May 2017 at 11.30 am the NSW Chapter will host a short seminar on the topic of Tradition v Innovation: Managing the Tension.

The seminar will take approximately one hour and will be held in the Jubilee Room, Parliament House.

The seminar will comprise presentations from  NSW Parliament staff who participated in this year's Australia and New Zealand Association of Clerks-at-the-Table (ANZACATT) Professional Development Seminar, and presentations being given include Identifying best practice within parliamentary procedure, and Parliament and the people – innovation in engagement.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion following the presentations.

Please call 9230 2529 or e-mail if you would like to attend or if you would like more information about the event. 

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