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Parliament in a Time of Virus: Representative Democracy as a ‘Non-Essential Service’*
Stephen Mills

Socially Distant but Democratically Together: Towards a Virtual Parliament in NSW
The Hon. Jonathan O’Dea MP

Polling in a Pandemic:  Electoral Dynamics, Administration and Law*
Graeme Orr

Electoral Administration and Aboriginal Voting Power in the Northern Territory: Reality and Potential Viewed from the 2019 Federal Election*           
Will Sanders

Independents in Tasmania’s Legislative Council: Analysing strategies to achieve influence*
Kate Crowley and Joshua Lippis

Room for Improvement: The Quality of Debate in Upper Houses in Australia*
Patrick O’Brien

* Indicates that the article has been double-blind reviewed.


Australia’s Human Rights Scrutiny Regime. Democratic Masterstroke or Mere Window Dressing?, by Adam Fletcher. Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2018. pp. 427, Paperback RRP $49.99. ISBN: 9780522874105  142
Jennifer Norberry

Dead Man Walking: The Murky World of Michael McGurk and Ron Medich, by Kate McClymont with Vanda Carson. Melbourne: Vintage Australia, 2019. pp. 400, Paperback RRP $34.99. ISBN: 9780143795247  147
David Clune



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