Executive law-making has increased significantly in the past 30 years. The SARS-COV2 pandemic saw this increase further. But parliament cannot abrogate it’s responsibility. And oversight of decision making by Parliament is vital to the health of a democracy.

Executive Power publications:


The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (Vic)

The Victorian pandemic laws offer an opportunity to improve transparency and accountability in times of crisis. For that to occur however…

Where there’s a will, there’s a way: How to keep the Victorian Parliament running during the COVID-19 crisis

At least 15 parliaments worldwide have adapted to working online. Victoria can do the same. And it needs to ensure the functioning of its role.


Members of the Executive Power project committee are:


  • Professor Michael Crommelin AO, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Gabrielle Appleby, University of NSW
  • Georgina Costello QC
  • Associate Professor Yee-Fui Ng, Monash University