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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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PM Oli: Nepal will reclaim Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura from India [Video]

PM Oli: Nepal will reclaim Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura from India

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday asserted that Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura belong to Nepal and vowed to "reclaim" them from India through political and diplomatic efforts, as his..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:31Published
King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting [Video]

King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting

All but state media barred from session, first since Muhyiddin took power, with king's speech only item on agenda.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
Inside Parliament: How MPs practise social distancing [Video]

Inside Parliament: How MPs practise social distancing

Parliament has been transformed in a matter of weeks to allow MPs to virtually sit in the House of Commons during the coronavirus pandemic. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:15Published
Florence Nightingale projected onto Parliament to celebrate 200th anniversary [Video]

Florence Nightingale projected onto Parliament to celebrate 200th anniversary

Parliament celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing by projecting an image of Florence Nightingale on to the Palace of Westminster. St Thomas’ Hospital across..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published
Boris Johnson outlines new coronavirus plan in Parliament [Video]

Boris Johnson outlines new coronavirus plan in Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discusses his plan to ease lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic in Parliament.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published
How will a virtual Parliament work? [Video]

How will a virtual Parliament work?

A letter signed by a cross-party group of MPs demanding an “immediate virtual recall of Parliament” has also been sent to First Secretary of State Dominic Raab. We take a look at what a virtual..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published
Parliament could return virtually on April 21 [Video]

Parliament could return virtually on April 21

The Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has indicated Parliament could return virtually on April 21, in order to carry on its essential functions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

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Treasurer to detail economic boost from easing coronavirus restrictions as Parliament returns

The first month of easing coronavirus restrictions should lead to more than 250,000 Australians back in jobs, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will tell parliament.
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Labor makes last-minute pitch to include casuals in $130 billion JobKeeper scheme

As Parliament returns to pass $130 billion in wage subsidies for workers hit by the economic shock-wave of coronavirus - Labor is pushing for changes to ensure 1.1 million casuals don't miss out.
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Government urged to include casuals in $130 billion wage subsidy plan

As Parliament returns to pass $130 billion in wage subsidies for workers hit by the economic shock-wave of coronavirus - Labor is pushing for changes to ensure 1.1 million casuals don't miss out.
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Trudeau calls for 'Team Canada' effort, wants lawmakers to back coronavirus package

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Wednesday for a "Team Canada effort" to beat the coronavirus outbreak, saying Parliament should be brought back so all legislators could approve a massive aid..
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Canada's Trudeau wants to recall MPs to back massive coronavirus aid package

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to recall Parliament so legislators could approve a massive aid package he called "the biggest economic measures of our lifetimes".
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Parliament opens with COVID-19 restrictions

Parliament has returned for it's first sitting week under COVID-19 restrictions.
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Hungary to shut borders to international passengers to fight coronavirus: PM

Hungary will close its borders for international passengers, close cultural and sports events and establishments and limit the opening hours of restaurants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Parliament..
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We should be asking our MPs these 14 questions on climate change

A series of major questions that have never been asked within the Parliament or by the media. 
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Bushfire protesters descend on parliament demanding politicians cut ties with coal

Bushfire survivors have used burnt debris from the blazes of this Black Summer to create a trail of destruction from Parliament to a mining lobby group's office.
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‘This is the Black Summer’: Federal MPs spend first day back reflecting on bushfires

Federal MPs have used the first day of Parliament to mourn, honour and reflect on the devastation of this summer’s bushfire crisis.
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First day of Parliament to honour 'brave and selfless' firefighters and volunteers

Australia's political leaders will honour those who bravely battled this summer’s deadly bushfires as well as paying tribute to the victims when federal parliament resumes next month.
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Spain's future in the balance as lawmakers head for knife-edge vote

Spanish lawmakers head to Parliament on Saturday for several days of debate ahead of an extremely tight vote that could confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as prime minister, breaking the country's..
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Spain´s Catalan separatists ERC agrees to abstain in Sanchez investiture

Catalan separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) said on Thursday it will abstain during the vote in Parliament to confirm Pedro Sanchez as Prime Minister, potentially signaling an end..
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Paris conference sign of foreign concern for Lebanon: Berri

A Paris conference to mobilize support for Lebanon showed that the international community is more concerned about the country than some Lebanese, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday.
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Parliament approves Iraqi prime minister's resignation

Iraq's parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, following weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country.
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Man suspected of bid to install spy in Parliament has business linked to Chinese military

Occasional Melbourne resident Brian Chen, who allegedly offered $1 million to plant a spy in Parliament, is business partners with China's main defence company.
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More than 5,000 doctors urge Jacqui Lambie to 'save medevac' in open letter to Parliament

More than 5,000 doctors have delivered an open letter to Parliament urging politicians to "save medevac" amid a push by the Federal Government to amend the medical transfer system.
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Anti-union laws create one-stop-shop to deregistration

Our Parliament is poised to give the most reactionary conservative government in modern Australian history the power to cripple the labour movement.
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Hungary's ruling party to curtail freedom of action, access for MPs

Hungary’s Parliament will begin discussing on Wednesday a bill that restricts its members’ freedom of action, a ruling party proposal that has led to renewed accusations of authoritarianism on the..
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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Peak medical authorities issue joint plea to save refugee medevac laws

Peak medical authorities have demanded Parliament keep medevac legislation.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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No warm welcome for Berejiklian

We aren’t predicting a warm welcome for Premier Gladys Berejiklian when Parliament returns today.
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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..
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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..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set for a battle of wills with parliament over Brexit that will test the country's unwritten constitution.
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The adequacy of Newstart payments will be examined by a Senate inquiry amid growing calls to increase the rate.
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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.
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Labor says government's drought funding won't flow this year

The Morrison government wants Parliament to approve its $3.9 billion drought package.
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'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.
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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".
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