This section features recent research papers that are of interest to those interested in parliamentary practice and procedure.
The majority of research papers are written by parliamentary officers participating in the Australia and New Zealand Association of Clerks-at-the-Table (or ANZACATT) two day professional development seminar held at the end of January each year and open to both members of the Association and other parliamentary officers. The course is conducted under contract to ANZACATT by the University of Tasmania.
ANZACATT is an association involving the Parliaments of Australia, New Zealand and Norfolk Island with the aim of advancing the professional development of its members, particularly in relation to the principles of parliamentary systems and parliamentary procedure. It was formed in 2001 and now comprises procedural staff members from each House of Parliament in Australia, Norfolk Island and New Zealand. The papers appearing in this section are reproduced by courtesy of ANZACATT and with permission of the authors.
Other papers are published with the permission of the author.
The Passage Through the New Zealand House of Representatives of the Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill by Peter Hoare, Parliamentary Officer (Table), New Zealand House of Representatives
Can I Get A Witness?: Should the NSW Parliamentary Evidence Act 1901 be amended? by Leon Last, Acting Research Officer, Legislative Assembly Committees at the Parliament of New South Wales.
The Slipper conspiracy - sedition or contempt? by Owen Walsh
Do free conferences have a place in the present-day NSW Parliament? by Lynsey Blayden.
Status of the Clerk: are Mozambique and Tanzania the most appropriate role models for the Northern Territory? by Julia knight, Committee Secretary, Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory.
Conscience Vote Decisions: The Case of the ACT by Peter Balint & Cheryl Moir
"In the Bush with Ballots, Boxes and Countrymen"
An interesting insight into the work of a member of parliament in a highly individual electorate showing that no matter how electorates differ some things are common to most electorates.
Parliamentary remuneration and entitlements
The base salary for senators and members
A productive anomaly: New Zealand’s Parliamentary Commissioner for the
Who else can judge the judges?: The role of Parliament in the removal of judicial
officers from judicial office.
Independent Officers of Parliament - Fact or fiction?
Do Uniform Schemes of Legislation Undermine State Sovereignty?