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Selected Papers from 2006 ASPG Annual Conference – Parliamentary Control of the Executive: the people and the money

President’s Annual Report 2005-2006
Kevin Rozzoli

Public Servants and Parliament: A New Zealand perspective
Mary Harris

Accounting and Accountability
Rosemary Laing

Public Accounts Committees In Australasia : The state of play
Kerry Jacobs, Kate Jones and David Smith

Benchmarking Parliamentary Administration: The United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia
June Verrier

Orders for papers in the Legislative Council of New South Wales: Developments and challenges
Susan Want

Opposition in a Small Westminster Parliament: The case of Tasmania
Richard Herr

Challenges for Parliament in South Africa
Geoffrey Hawker

Financial Scrutiny of Government by a Parliamentary Committee: The challenges of facing the estimates and financial operations committee of the Legislative Council of Western Australia
Giz Watson

The Public Administration Committee: Complementing the scrutiny role of state office holders
Barry House

Parliaments, Executives and Integrity Agencies: Reporting on an international conference on transparency for better governance
Roger Wettenhall

Workshop reports

Report from Workshop 1: How can public accounts committees work more effectively to scrutinise the Executive

Report from Workshop 2: In what ways can opposition parties encourage executive accountability to Parliament?

Report from Workshop 3: How can public servants’ accountability to Parliament be improved?

Report from Workshop 4: How can the independence of Parliament from the Executive be enhanced?

Report from Workshop 5: How can agencies (auditor-general, ombudsman, anti-corruption commissioners) be more effective?


Limits to Select Committee Investigation — A New Zealand Perspective
Kirstin Lambert

The Research Involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002: Procedure and practice issues in its passage through the House of Representatives
Jason Sherd

Parliamentary reports

The Year of the Senate
Anthony Marinac

Book pages

The Wordly Art of Politics by Ken Turner and Michael Hogan (eds)
John Carter

Book Notes: The Sesquicentenary Committee
David Clune