Three PLPRU members presented papers at this month’s Australasian Study of Parliament Group Conference at Parliament House in Adelaide.
Laura Grenfell and Sarah Moulds’ papers arose from their ongoing work on the role of parliamentary committees. Laura’s paper was entitled ‘Parliaments’ reputation as the ‘pre-eminent’ institution for defending rights: Do parliamentary committees always enhance this reputation?’, while Sarah’s paper was ‘Committees of influence: Parliamentary committees with the capacity to change Australia’s counter-terrorism laws’. Anna Olijnyk’s paper, ‘Parliamentary deliberation about constitutionality’, co-authored with Gabrielle Appleby, is part of a larger project, ‘Law, Order and Federalism in Australia’, examining the effect of constitutional principles on State and Territory law and order policy.
Conference participants on the steps of Parliament House.