Join a Parliamentary study group

The Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG) is a politically non-partisan body which was established in 1979 to encourage and stimulate research, writing, teaching and discussion about parliamentary institutions, particularly those in Australasia and the South Pacific.

The ASPG has Chapters in all States and Territories of Australia and in New Zealand. Its membership consists of parliamentarians, parliamentary officers, academics, teachers, journalists, students and other interested individuals.

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New Zealand Chapter

The objectives of the Australasian Study of Parliament Group are the encouragement and stimulation of research, writing and teaching about parliamentary institutions in Australasia and the South Pacific to generate a better understanding of these institutions.

The Group has branches in New Zealand and each State and Territory of Australia. It publishes the journal Australasian Parliamentary Review (formerly Legislative Studies). The New Zealand Branch runs between three and four seminars each year on a variety of topics. Speakers include Ministers, Members of Parliament, academics and journalists.​

How to Join the New Zealand Chapter

Membership of the New Zealand chapter of the ASPG entitles you to the following:

  • Optional subscription to Australasian Parliamentary Review (previously Legislative Studies) published twice per year
  • Chapter newsletters
  • Attendance at chapter functions
  • Reduced fees at the annual ASPG Conference

Membership costs $15 per year ($10 for students), or $50 including the journal.

To apply for membership, please complete a membership form.

Questions? Need more information

Email the Treasurer if you have any questions.