Procedural publications and research papers

Papers, transcripts and submissions on various aspects of Parliamentary process and administration.

Research papers

Date Title, audience and presenter
May 2013 The Law Making Powers of the Houses – three aspects of the Financial Initiative”, updated notes for Members – Bernard Wright, Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format
December 2007 Patterns of change – parliamentary privilege; Research Paper prepared for the Parliamentary Studies Centre, Australian National University; Presenter – Bernard Wright, Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format

Presentations

Date Title, audience and presenter
July 2013 Committee work in a hung Parliament – a House of Representatives perspective, Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference, Canberra, July 2013 – Bernard Wright, Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format
June 2013 Hung parliaments – are they good for parliament?, Australian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG) Victorian Chapter Seminar, Melbourne, June 2013 – Bernard Wright, Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format
January 2013 “Against the odds – Lessons from the framing of our Constitution”, ANZACATT Professional Development Seminar – Plenary address, January 2013 – Bernard Wright, Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format
January 2013 “Privilege cases concerning Members of Parliament”, ANZACATT Professional Development Seminar – Workshop, January 2013 – David Elder, Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format
December 2012 Parliamentary briefing no. 1 – 6 December 2012 – Prof Geoffrey Lindell – Williams v Commonwealth – the shrinking scope of the Executive Power of the Commonwealth and the increased role of the Australian Parliament in authorising its exercise PDF format
December 2012 Parliamentary briefing no. 2 – 6 December 2012 – Prof Geoffrey Lindell – Two important overseas cases of interest on parliamentary privilege and the exercise of coercive parliamentary powers over State witnesses and documents PDF format
January 2003 Compellability of current and former Members in relation to parliamentary inquiries by a House of which they were not a member - Update on material from ASPG meetings, Melbourne, October 2002; 4th Professional Development Seminar for Parliamentary Staff, Alice Springs, NT; Ian Harris, Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format
11 - 12 October 2002 Rights and Obligations of a Legislature in a Federal, Bicameral System; Australasian Study of Parliament Group, Melbourne; Ian Harris, Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format
17-18 August 2002 The Australian Federal Speakership The first hundred years and some future directions; Constitutional and Parliamentary Reform Conference, University of Adelaide; Hon. Neil Andrew MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives PDF format
June 2002 The Role of a Clerk of the House of Representatives; Address to Juris Doctor students of the University of Melbourne; Ian Harris, Clerk of the House of Representatives PDF format

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