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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.

The next scheduled presentation is as follows:


Brexit and the (Possible) Break-up of the UK –
Professor Iain McLean
Senior Research Fellow in Politics
Professor of Politics, Oxford University
Director, Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy


11.45 am to 12.45 pm
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House


Bookings are appreciated, so please call 9230 2529 or email to indicate your interest in attending.

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:

  • 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 2017-18 membership form.

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 2529