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Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom

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Parliament: Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries.The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems, even where it is not in the official name.

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Lebanon's Speaker Berri says situation in Lebanon getting more 'complicated': Al Joumhouria

The situation in Lebanon is becoming more complicated, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri was cited as saying by newspaper al-Joumhouria on Saturday, comments that suggested a deal needed to form..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon's Berri says insists on Hariri as PM of next government- NBN television

Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said he insisted on nominating Saad al-Hariri as prime minister of the country's next government, NBN television reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Parliament


Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube [Video]Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube

Georgia protests: Crowds gather outside Parliament buildings | #TheCube

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:58Published

Georgia: Police clash with protesters in front of Parliament [Video]Georgia: Police clash with protesters in front of Parliament

Police in riot gear attempted to push thousands of demonstrators away from the parliament building in the Georgian capital, as a second day of sizable protests simmered over the failure of promised..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Spain's far right looks to reignite embers of Franco era [Video]Spain's far right looks to reignite embers of Franco era

Centre-right conservatives collapse as far right doubles its numbers in Parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election amid suspension row [Video]Keith Vaz will not stand for re-election amid suspension row

Labour’s Keith Vaz has announced his retirement from Parliament after 32 years as an MP for Leicester East. It comes just weeks after the Commons Standards Committee recommended he should be handed a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Former Labour MP urges people to vote for Boris Johnson [Video]Former Labour MP urges people to vote for Boris Johnson

An ex-Labour MP has urged people to vote for Boris Johnson instead of Jeremy Corbyn as he announced his decision to quit Parliament. Ian Austin left Mr Corbyn's party in February in response to what he..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:35Published

Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament' [Video]Corbyn denounces 'shouting matches in Parliament'

Jeremy Corbyn says, "many people in our country have grown weary of politics", blaming the behaviour of MPs and "shouting matches in Parliament. Speaking in Telford, the Labour leader said: "I'm not..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:54Published

Boris Johnson visits Queen to dissolve Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson visits Queen to dissolve Parliament

Boris Johnson has visited Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen of the General Election. The prime minister spent just over 25 minutes with the Queen at her official London residence before departing...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:21Published

Politics: The state of the parties as Parliament is dissolved [Video]Politics: The state of the parties as Parliament is dissolved

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as Parliament is dissolved ahead of the General Election on December 12.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Philip Hammond to stand down as MP after 22 years [Video]Philip Hammond to stand down as MP after 22 years

Philip Hammond has announced he will not stand in the General Election. He tweeted: "It is with great sadness that I am today announcing my decision to stand down as Member of Parliament for Runnymede..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

Boris Johnson rallies Cabinet Ministers ahead of UK general election [Video]Boris Johnson rallies Cabinet Ministers ahead of UK general election

Boris Johnson addresses his Cabinet Ministers for the final time before Parliament dissolves for the winter General Election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

John Bercow's best bellows [Video]John Bercow's best bellows

As John Bercow prepares to step down as Speaker of the House of Commons, we take a look at some of his best bellows. Mr Bercow has been speaker for 10 years and the election for a new speaker is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Vote breakdown: Parliament votes for December general election [Video]Vote breakdown: Parliament votes for December general election

A look at how Parliament voted in deciding to hold a general election on December 12.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Boris Johnson compares Jeremy Corbyn to Goldilocks during early election debate [Video]Boris Johnson compares Jeremy Corbyn to Goldilocks during early election debate

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn debate the early general election bill as the UK looks set for a December vote. The Prime Minister said a new Parliament was needed to take Britain out of the European..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

British PM Johnson Presents General Election For December [Video]British PM Johnson Presents General Election For December

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was finally time to “get Brexit done.” Johnson said his government would present a bill to parliament. According to Reuters, he wants to hold an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

European leaders agree 'flextension', missing October 31 Brexit deadline [Video]European leaders agree 'flextension', missing October 31 Brexit deadline

Britain will remain in the European Union until next year unless Parliament ratifies Boris Johnson's Brexit deal sooner, the remaining member states have agreed. Following a meeting of ambassadors,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Arlene Foster: DUP has no regrets about backing Brexit [Video]Arlene Foster: DUP has no regrets about backing Brexit

The leader of the DUP has said her party has no regrets about backing Brexit, insisting it can still be delivered in a way that protects the Union. Arlene Foster said her party had yet to decide..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

Boris Johnson repeats December election push as EU agrees Brexit extension [Video]Boris Johnson repeats December election push as EU agrees Brexit extension

Brussels ambassadors have agreed that an extension to Britain's membership of the EU is needed, but a decision on the length will not be made until next week. The EU 27 accepted the "principle of an..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

British PM Johnson calls for Dec. 12 election [Video]British PM Johnson calls for Dec. 12 election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a general election on Dec. 12 to break Britain’s Brexit impasse, conceding for the first time he will not meet his “do or die” deadline to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum [Video]Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum

Labour will push for a new EU referendum when the Government brings its latest Brexit plans to the Commons in the coming days. And shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer left open the possibility the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

PM sends unsigned letter of parliaments request for Brexit extension to EU [Video]PM sends unsigned letter of parliaments request for Brexit extension to EU

Boris Johnson has tried to distance himself from a legally required request for a Brexit extension by stressing to the EU it was sent to Brussels at Parliament's bidding.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

Sir Patrick Stewart addresses People's Vote rally [Video]Sir Patrick Stewart addresses People's Vote rally

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart speaks at Brexit rally outside Parliament. He tells the People's Vote protesters that the first referendum was not democratic.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son heckled by Brexit protesters [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son heckled by Brexit protesters

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his young son are heckled by Brexit protesters in Westminster as they leave Parliament. The demonstrators could be heard shouting "shame" as Mr Rees-Mogg and his son passed the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

UK MPs back Brexit extension amendment [Video]UK MPs back Brexit extension amendment

Parliament approves proposal designed to prevent possibility of no-deal departure from the EU on October 31.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:55Published

Anti-Brexit march: Giant puppets of PM and Dominic Cummings paraded through London [Video]Anti-Brexit march: Giant puppets of PM and Dominic Cummings paraded through London

Giant puppet caricatures of Boris Johnson and key aide Dominic Cummings are paraded down Whitehall as anti-Brexit campaigners gather in Westminster for the Let Us Be Heard march. It comes as Parliament..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Brexit heartland: Hull wants to take back control [Video]Brexit heartland: Hull wants to take back control

As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to put a new Brexit deal to Parliament, Al Jazeera visited the port city where people are desperate for progress.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

 

Humiliating and degrading: the strip-searching of girls as young as 12

The National Children's Commissioner writes that the Parliament needs to intervene to halt a police practice that has grown alarmingly in recent years.
The Age - Published

Promises, promises: Message on bark is to prepare for a long wait

A bark painting unveiled in the last minutes of Bob Hawke's prime ministership reminds Indigenous Australia that nothing comes quickly from Parliament.
The Age - Published

Ken Wyatt vows voice to Parliament will place Indigenous Australians at 'centre of decision making'

Two prominent Australians have been appointed to lead talks on ways to provide an Indigenous voice to governments at all levels.
SBS - Published

UK PM Johnson passes government's legislative agenda

Parliament approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for government on Thursday in a symbolic vote that does little to strengthen his authority on Brexit or signal an end to the country's political..
Reuters - Published

Back an election and we can still ratify a Brexit deal, UK PM Johnson tells Labour

Parliament could still pass a deal to leave the European Union if it backs the government's attempt to hold a new election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a..
Reuters - Published

Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a..
Reuters - Published

With greater powers must come greater accountability

Public accountability is becoming more important as our intelligence agencies are gaining more powers. In the last couple of years, Parliament has passed laws giving them the ability to watch all of us..
The Age - Published

Don't silence our Voice, minister: Uluru leaders condemn backward step

After years of building consensus for a Voice to Parliament, Indigenous leaders say Aboriginal minister Ken Wyatt is backtracking on First Australians' hopes.
The Age - Published

Canada's Trudeau, main rival trade attacks as campaign grinds to conclusion

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the loss of his Parliamentary majority in an election next week, traded attacks with his main rival on Saturday as a bad-tempered campaign entered its..
Reuters - Published

The Queen's Speech: Brexit on October 31 a 'priority' for British government

Queen Elizabeth II tackled Brexit head on in her speech to open the United Kingdom's next Parliament.
SBS - Published

The Queen's Speech: Brexit clouds hang over pomp and ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II tackled Brexit head on in her speech to open the United Kingdom's next Parliament.
SBS - Published

Peak medical authorities issue joint plea to save refugee medevac laws

Peak medical authorities have demanded Parliament keep medevac legislation.
SBS - Published

Pyne's party just keeps rolling on

Christopher Pyne has been in the news so often that it's easy to forget he's no longer in Parliament.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Pyne's very last time, apparently

Christopher Pyne has been in the news so often - what with his awkward arrival at EY to his ruminations on Roquefort cheese - that it’s easy to forget that he’s no longer in Parliament. We suspect..
The Age - Published

Top staffer absent as Libs get back to love-in

Parliament returns to Macquarie Street for a fortnight of sitting today with acrimony over the abortion reform legislation roiling the Liberal Party, Deputy Premier John Barilaro off digging dams and..
The Age - Published

Parliament bars Israeli PM's plan for cameras at polling stations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed on Monday in a bid to have cameras installed at Israeli voting stations, but seized on the legislative defeat to hone accusations his foes intend to steal next..
Reuters - Published

Government's bid to keep terrorists locked up under review

Parliament's powerful intelligence and security committee will scrutinise a government proposal to indefinitely jail criminals with links to terrorism.
SBS - Published

From the archives: Royal Commission findings clear Agent Orange

On the 22 August 1985, Justice Evatt, head of the Royal Commission into Agent Orange, handed in his nine volume report to Parliament that laid the blame for the veterans' problems on the "normal..
The Age - Published

Why I got myself arrested at Parliament: Man behind 'that' photo speaks

I have a job. But on Thursdays my wife works and I'm at home with the kids. I normally try to enjoy my time with them. But that's become complicated lately.
The Age - Published

No warm welcome for Berejiklian

We aren’t predicting a warm welcome for Premier Gladys Berejiklian when Parliament returns today.
The Age - Published

No-deal Brexit will be stopped, former finance minister Hammond says

Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without agreement, former finance minister..
Reuters - Published

UK must leave EU on Oct. 31, PM Johnson says when asked about prospect of resigning

Parliament should honor the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on Oct. 31, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday when asked if he would resign if his government lost a..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Parliament versus prime minister - Can a no-deal Brexit be blocked?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set for a battle of wills with parliament over Brexit that will test the country's unwritten constitution.
Reuters - Published

Parliamentary inquiry launched into Newstart rate

The adequacy of Newstart payments will be examined by a Senate inquiry amid growing calls to increase the rate.
SBS - Published

My salute to a Liberal who is hearing our Indigenous voice

The film director applauds the maiden speech of a Liberal senator who has endorsed constitutional recognition of an Indigenous voice to Parliament.
The Age - Published

Labor says government's drought funding won't flow this year

The Morrison government wants Parliament to approve its $3.9 billion drought package.
SBS - Published

'Out of excuses': Government pressures Labor to back $3.9 billion drought package

The Morrison government wants Parliament to approve its $.3.9 billion drought package.
SBS - Published

Barnaby Joyce admits he was wrong to call Indigenous voice a 'third chamber'

The former Nationals leader has apologised for describing an Indigenous voice to Parliament as a "third chamber".
SBS - Published

No-deal Brexit under fire: Parliament grabs brakes against Boris Johnson

British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their resolve to stop a divorce..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson declines to comment on plan to facilitate a no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, favorite to be the next British prime minister, on Wednesday refused to say whether he would seek to shut Parliament to facilitate a no-deal Brexit but agreed such a plan could be..
Reuters - Published

Dutton against 'separate voice' as government backtracks on Indigenous constitutional change

Peter Dutton says the government won't support a "separate voice" to Parliament as the government lowers expectations about Indigenous constitutional recognition.
SBS - Published

Lebanon speaker says U.S. sanctions are an assault on parliament

New U.S. sanctions against Hezbollah officials, including two Lebanese lawmakers, amount to an assault on parliament and the country, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Full income tax package passes parliament

Parliament has passed the federal government's income tax cuts, with Australians earning up to $90,000 set to get an extra $1080 back within weeks.
SBS - Published

What the government's tax cuts will mean for you

After a bit of wrangling in the Senate, the government's $158 billion tax cuts are set to pass the Parliament, so how much will you benefit?
SBS - Published

Austria passes smoking ban, snuffing out fallen government's flagship policy

Parliament on Tuesday passed a ban on smoking in Austria's bars and restaurants, extinguishing a flagship policy of the recently collapsed right-wing government which had scrapped the measure after it..
Reuters - Published

Tax cuts, environment and pomp and ceremony on the agenda for first Parliament sitting

The pomp and ceremony of the opening of the 46th Parliament will be cut short to debate tax cuts.
SBS - Published

Liberal in-fighting back in spotlight as political 'class of 2019' given orientation

On the same day new MPs were given a crash course of Parliament, the events of the 2018 leadership contest that saw Malcolm Turnbull dumped as Prime Minister are being revisited.
SBS - Published

UK PM candidate Hunt says: Parliament likely to block a no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Hunt, one of the candidates vying to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, said the British parliament would likely block a no-deal Brexit so the country needed a leader who could negotiate with..
Reuters - Published

Albanese locks in senior roles in his office, but one key role remains unfilled

With the first week of Parliament less than a month away, Labor leader Anthony Albanese and new chief-of-staff Tim Gartrell are putting the final touches on office arrangements.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Take your places - Albo appoints his lieutenants

With the first week of Parliament less than a month away, Labor leader Anthony Albanese and new chief-of-staff Tim Gartrell are putting the final touches on office arrangements.
The Age - Published

Parliament confirms Thai coup leader Prayuth as prime minister

Thailand's new parliament confirmed military junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as civilian prime minister on Wednesday, five years after he seized power from an elected government while he was..
Reuters - Published

Indigenous voice counterpoint: a violation of racial equality

The Institute of Public Affairs argues the proposed body for Indigenous people would radically undermine the role of Parliament to serve all Australians.
The Age - Published

From the Archives: Paul Keating's speech ignites a republican debate

On June 7th, 1995, Paul Keating announced to Parliament his vision for a republican Australia
The Age - Published

British MPs Reject Theresa May's Brexit Deal for a Third Time

british mps reject theresa may's brexit deal for a third time
by Simon Baxendale - On the day when the UK was set to leave the European Union, Brexit seemed to become even more complicated. Not just for British citizens, but for those in politics itself –..
One News Page Staff - Published

Theresa May Should 'Quit' to Help Brexit, Say Senior UK Figures

theresa may should 'quit' to help brexit, say senior uk figures
by Graham Pierrepoint - Brexit is due to occur as of March 29th. That is, at present, still very much the plan. However, the UK’s proposed divorce from the European Union has been thrown into..
One News Page Staff - Published

Online Petition to Cancel Brexit Crashes UK Parliament Website

online petition to cancel brexit crashes uk parliament website
by Simon Baxendale - If you have been paying attention to any news regarding the UK in recent weeks or months, you will likely know that the country’s divorce from the European Union is still..
One News Page Staff - Published

Brexit: Who Is the Independent Group?

brexit: who is the independent group?
by Stephanie Boyd - As if matters on Brexit couldn’t get more complicated, it seems this week that a number of UK politicians have decided to take a stance and break away from their main parties..
One News Page Staff - Published

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