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Powers of Fiji’s Head of State: Some Considerations on the 50th Anniversary of Fiji’s Independence*
Richard Herr

The Regulation of Pork Barrelling in Australia*
Susanna Connolly

Queensland’s Scrutiny of Proposed Legislation by Parliamentary Committees: Do They Make for More Considered, Rights-Compatible Law?*
Lynda Pretty

The Franking Credits Controversy: House of Representatives Committees, Public Engagement and the Role of the Parliamentary Service*           
Emma Banyer

Parliamentary Privilege, Search Warrants and Intrusive Powers: Are Memoranda of Understanding Fit For Purpose?*
Rebecca Burton

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the National Cabinet—Out Goes Good Policy, One, Two, Three*
Scott Prasser

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


Neville Wran. Australian Biographical Monographs No. 5, by David Clune. Cleveland (Qld): Connor Court Publishing, 2020. pp. 80, Paperback RRP $19.95 ISBN: 9781922449092
Elaine Thompson

The Fatal Lure of Politics: The Life and Thought of Vere Gordon Childe, by Terry Irving. Clayton: Monash University Publishing, 2020. pp. 424, Paperback RRP $39.95. ISBN: 978-1-925835-74-8
David Clune



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