English votes for English laws

The ACT Chapter of the ASPG last night hosted Patrick Dunleavy at Australian Parliament House to give a presentation on recent developments in the House of Commons associated with the introduction of “English votes for English laws” or “EVEL”. Patrick is Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Centenary Research Professor at the […]

Australian Democracy and Executive Law-making

As part of the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series, Professor Cheryl Saunders AO and Mr Stephen Argument today gave presentations on Australian democracy and Executive law-making. More than 2000 legislative instruments were made by the Commonwealth executive in 2015. Quantity is not a problem in its own right, although the volume is noteworthy. Questions of greater moment, however, are […]