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State upper houses and parliamentary democracy

14 Jun 2005
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Strong upper houses are a distinctive and important part of Australia's constitutional heritage. While the Senate is the most visible and celebrated example, state upper houses (the legislative councils) are now also vital components of Australian democracy. Bruce Stone audits the state upper houses and finds electoral reform is the key to improved performance in legislative review and executive scrutiny, and that some houses are simply too small to be effective.

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