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ISSN 1447-9125

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From your Editor, Colleen Lewis


Reviewing the Standing Orders—How to Make Dreams Come True
David Bagnall (page 8)

Guiding Principles for Modernising Parliament
Kennedy Graham (page 26)

How Well Do Parliamentary Committees Connect with the Public?
Martin Drum (page 42)

Petitioning the Australian Parliament: Reviving a Dying Democratic Tradition
Daniel Reynolds and George Williams (page 60)

Minority Government: Non-ministerial Members Speak about Governing and Democracy
Brenton Prosser and Richard Denniss (page 80)

Portfolios, Departments and Agencies: Tinkering with the Machinery-of-Government Map
Roger Wettenhall AM (page 98)

Electoral Reform and Party System Volatility: The Consequences of the Group Vote Ticket on Australian Senate Elections
Nick Economou (page 117)

The New South Wales Legislative Council’s Oral History Project
David Blunt and Alexander Stedman (page 131)


From the Tables
Liz Kerr (page 140)