Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2018 edition of the Australasian Parliamentary Review.

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Note from the Editor, Professor Rodney Smith 

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Designing Referendums for Peacemaking: The Case Of Bougainville*  
Ron Levy, Amelia Simpson, Ian O’Flynn and Georgina Flaherty

The People’s Parliament: Have Petitions Had Their Day?*
Rebecca Burton

The Role, Operation and Effectiveness of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights after Five Years* 
Zoe Hutchinson 

Vote Seeking and the Strategy of Provocation: An Initial Analysis of the AfD’s Impact on the German Bundestag* 
Charles Lees

Localism, Diversity and Volatility: The 2016 Australian Federal Election and the ‘Rise’ of Populism*  
Nick Economou and Zareh Ghazarian

Public Office as/is a Public Trust  
David Solomon 

* Indicates that the article has been double-blind reviewed, which is the text used in the body of the jounral itself.


The Australian Policy Handbook: A Practical Guide to the Policy-Making Process (6th Edition), by Catherine Althaus, Peter Bridgman and Glyn Davis. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2017, pp. 320. RRP $55.00  
Colleen Lewis

Animal Welfare in Australia: Politics and Policy, by Peter John Chen. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2016, pp. xxi + 406.  RRP $40.00 (pb).  
Darren Halpin

Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia, by Clive Hamilton. Melbourne: Hardie Grant, 2018, pp. 376. RRP $34.99 (pb).  
David Clune

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