Centre for the Study of Australian Politics - Professional News

The Centre will from time to time provide news on professional meetings and developments of interest to students of Australian politics. We include notices of the professional achievements of Australian political analysts who have recently passed away. The main professional association of political scientists in Australia is the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA)

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee for a code of conduct for Federal Parliament

'In a submission to the committee, Australian National University professor of public policy John Uhr said the federal parliament was one of the few national bodies without a code of conduct. "I think that public confidence in the integrity of parliament requires that something now be done to articulate standards of official conduct that the public can reasonably expect of their elected representatives," professor Uhr said.' Read the Scandal... Read more

Workshop Report: Women's Advancement in Australian Political Science

This report provides a summary of the discussions, presentations and recommendations arising from the workshop, ‘Women’s Advancement in Australian Political Science’. The workshop was prompted by the continuing under-representation of women in the discipline of Australian political science and brought together women working in the discipline from undergraduate to professorial level.Read more

Obituary of Peter Loveday

Peter Loveday, political scientist, historian and philosophy student, was distinguished not only by his own outstanding achievements as a political scientist but by the many high-achieving protégés whom he encouraged and mentored. His own research and publications covered the full range of representative democracy and politics in Australia, from 19th century colonial self-government in NSW, the largest colony, to contemporary politics in... Read more

Author/Editor: John Warhurst
Publication Date: November 2011
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