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From your editor, Elaine Thompson

Abortion Debate and Parliament

Urban Mythology: The Question of Abortion in Parliament
Helen Pringle

Persuading Parliament: Abortion law reform in the UK
Kate Gleeson

The Workings of the New Zealand Bill of Rights – Twenty Five Years On

The OIA 25 Years On: How has the system matured?
Nicola White

Strengthening Section 7 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act
Nilay Patel


The Role of the Privileges Committee and the Relevancy of a Penal Jurisdiction of a House in Current-Day Parliaments
Robert McDonald

The Victorian Legislative Council’s Revised Sessional Orders: In theory and practice
Stephen Redenbach

Parliamentary Papers and Parliamentary Privilege: A case for continued vigilance
Nigel Lake

Why the Conference Procedure Remains the Preferred Method for Resolving Disputes Between the Two Houses of the South Australian Parliament
Rick Crump

Being Mauled in the ‘Bear Pit’!!! Opportunities For and the Effectiveness Of Opposition and Independent Members in the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales
Stephanie Hesford

Parliamentary internships and chronicles

Research and the Parliamentarian: An Analysis of the Victorian Internship Program, 1990 to 2006
Greg Gardiner and John Chesterman

South Australia Parliamentary Chronicle 2006-07
Malcolm Lehman

Western Australia: Parliamentary Highlights January 2005 to July 2007
Liz Kerr and Harry Phillips

Election reports

‘Morris’ Minor Miracle: The March 2007 NSW Election
David Clune

Defying the Odds: Peter Beattie and the 2006 Queensland Election
Paul D. Williams

Book pages

Book Notes:The Sesquicentenary Committee
David Clune