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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 Annual General Meeting of the NSW Chapter of the ASPG took place on Thursday 30 November 2017 at 1.30 pm in the Jubilee 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.

The most recent ASPG presentation was held on 8 March 2018, Macquarie Room, NSW Parliament House:


‚ÄčThe Electoral Integrity Project

'The Year in Elections, 2017 Report'

Professor Pippa Norris

Founding Director Electoral Integrity Project

Laureate Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard University

With Dr Sarah Cameron and Dr Thomas Wynter, Electoral Integrity Project

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