Papers on Parliament no. 69

October 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISSN 1031–976X print
ISSN 2206–3379 online



Bret Walker SC has practised as a barrister at the NSW Bar since 1979 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 1993 and Queen’s Counsel in 1994. He was leading counsel for the NSW Legislative Council in Egan v Willis, a significant authority on parliamentary privilege.

Chris Seed has been New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia since November 2013. Prior to this he was a Deputy Secretary in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and served in a range of diplomatic posts.

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with thirty years’ experience in the media, eleven of which he spent in the parliamentary press gallery. His book The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award and the 2012 Walkley Award for non-fiction.

Ben Wellings is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. His current research concerns English nationalism, the Anglosphere and Brexit. He is the author of English Nationalism and Euroscepticism: Losing the Peace.

Kim Dovey is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Informal Urbanism Research Hub. He has published and broadcast widely on social issues in architecture, urban design and planning, and his most recent book is Urban Choreography: Central Melbourne 1985–.

Ariadne Vromen is Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sydney. Political participation, particularly young people’s political engagement, is a major focus of her research. She recently published Digital Citizenship and Political Engagement: The Challenge from Online Campaigning and Advocacy Organisations.