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Table of Contents

From the editor, Jennifer Aldred


A gallows of hung parliaments: A Western Australian perspective
C P Shanahan SC


1843: The year it all began
David Clune

A hard reign: NSW public administration under Labor — 2007 to 2011
Norman Abjorensen

The power of the New Zealand legislature to fine for breach of privilege
David Wilson

From talking shop to party government: procedural change in the New Zealand parliament, 1854–1894
John E Martin

ASPG Conference 2010: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Perceptions of Parliament

Keynote address: Fifteen (contradictory) perceptions of parliament: five good, five bad and five ugly
John Warhurst

Parliament, public opinion and privilege

Restoring faith in the British Parliament
Phil Larkin

Paying the police: ‘Greengate’ and parliamentary privilege
Brian Costar

Maintaining public trust in parliaments without freedom of information — balancing the right to know with parliamentary privilege
Vicki Buchbach

Parliament, the executive and the media

Fault lines in the federal fourth estate
Helen Ester

Media use and its effect on trust in politicians, parties and democracy
Juliet Pietsch and Aaron Martin

The tablecloth and the long bell: media perceptions of the NSW Legislative Council 1999–2009
Steven Reynolds

Parliamentary principles and performances

Ministerial responsibility: reality or myth?
Judy Maddigan

‘Mr Speaker, I withdraw …’: standards of (mis)behaviour in the Queensland, Western Australian and Commonwealth Parliaments compared via online Hansard
Christopher Salisbury

Promoting parliament: civic education and social media

Perceptions of parliament: the civic education factor
Harry C.J. Phillips

Social media, community engagement and perceptions of parliament: a case study from the NSW Legislative Council
Beverly Duffy and Madeleine Foley

Summary of conference proceedings
Rosemary Laing

Report for ASPG

Hung parliaments — summary of proceedings of seminar held by the Western Australia Chapter of the ASPG, November 2010
Harry C J Phillips

Parliamentary chronicles

From the Tables’ A round-up of administrative and procedural developments in the Australasian Parliaments— October 2010 to March 2011
Robyn Smith