ASPG Annual Conference 2019
‘Parliaments navigating disruption in 2019’
2–4 October 2019 | Australian Parliament House, Canberra
Parliaments perform a number of key democratic functions. They represent, legislate, form the executive, and hold that executive to account. While these functions have more or less remained constant throughout the history of parliamentary democracy, powerful executives, technological disruption and the diversity and inclusion agenda all pose challenges (and opportunities) for parliaments in performing the legislative, representative and accountability aspects of their remit.
Innovation offers the chance for parliaments to assert their democratic pre-eminence, but not without risk.
The conference theme is deliberately broad so we can consider how, as parliamentarians, parliamentary officials, academics, journalists and other stakeholders, we guide and manage the health of our parliamentary form of government.
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