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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.

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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..
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

Videos for Parliament

Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs' [Video]Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs'

Boris Johnson held his first "People's PMQs" session from Downing Street on Facebook. The Prime Minister addressed questions on Brexit, mental health, knife crime and the Union during the 12-minute..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership [Video]Jane Dodds: We burst Boris Johnson's bubble in the first week of premiership

The new Welsh Lib Dem leader Jane Dodds speaks following her by-election victory and calls for Boris Johnson to act on the climate crisis and rule out no-deal Brexit. The Liberal Democrats won the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Boris Johnson divides opinion from Parliament to the streets of London [Video]Boris Johnson divides opinion from Parliament to the streets of London

New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proved a divisive figure through his entire career- and on the streets of London, people are more split than ever.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

MPs back amendment which could thwart no-deal Brexit [Video]MPs back amendment which could thwart no-deal Brexit

MPs have defeated the Government on an amendment which could thwart efforts by the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit. The Commons backed the move by 315 votes to 274, majority 41,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

UK hit with recession warning as Brexit battle builds in parliament [Video]UK hit with recession warning as Brexit battle builds in parliament

Britain might be entering a full-blown recession that a no-deal exit from the European Union would compound, blowing a £30 billion hole in the public finances, a budget watchdog said on Thursday. As..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

US puts Hezbollah MPs in Lebanon on sanctions list for first time [Video]US puts Hezbollah MPs in Lebanon on sanctions list for first time

US Treasury announces sanctions on three Hezbollah figures, including two members of Lebanon's Parliament.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Boris Johnson does not rule out proroguing Parliament [Video]Boris Johnson does not rule out proroguing Parliament

Boris Johnson has said it would be "absolutely folly" to rule out suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit against the will of MPs.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published

Johnson refuses to rule out suspending Parliament to force through Brexit [Video]Johnson refuses to rule out suspending Parliament to force through Brexit

Boris Johnson has declined to rule out the option of suspending Parliament in order to force through Brexit. The Tory leadership frontrunner insisted he was "not attracted" to the idea of "proroguing"..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

 

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

How an Indigenous voice works in Sweden, and how we could improve it

As Australians consider a First Nations Voice to their Parliament, Sweden has a model for its Sami people, which we should study for its strengths and flaws.
The Age - Published

Labor's first casualties in defeat are its women

An EMILY's List co-convenor laments the backward steps Labor has taken in the cause of creating gender equality in Parliament.
The Age - Published

Let this nation shine: why BHP backs an Indigenous voice to Parliament

The CEO of the mining giant, who is among many corporate leaders supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart, argues it is critical to Australia's growth.
The Age - Published

Why an Indigenous Voice would not be 'third chamber' of Parliament

There are very obvious reasons why this argument against establishing the Voice is misguided.
The Age - Published

Voice will end cycle of instability

Being constitutionally enshrined, the Voice to Parliament will be durable well beyond political timetables.
The Age - Published

Parliament frustrates new Ukraine president's election reform

Lawmakers dealt an early blow to Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday by rejecting proposed changes to the electoral system ahead of a snap parliamentary election due in July.
Reuters - Published

May to ask lawmakers to vote on a second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will include in her Withdrawal Agreement Bill a requirement for Members of Parliament (MPs) to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.
Reuters - Published

Why you might have to wait a bit longer to get the government's tax rebate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it's "unlikely" the government will be able to get its income tax package through Parliament before June 30.
SBS - Published

'Senator in exile', a snake handler, students and business types running for office

The race to secure a seat in Parliament includes a mixture of career politicians, business owners and lawyers hoping to get elected on Saturday.
The Age - Published

Take a lump of silicon to Parliament: 20,000 times better than coal

The realities of the energy market are changing fast, so Scott Morrison might consider brandishing silicon rather than coal in Parliament next time.
The Age - Published

Kerryn Phelps frustrated by 'stalled' investigation into racist emails claiming she is ineligible

Racist emails falsely claiming Independent MP Kerryn Phelps is ineligible for Parliament have been referred to the Australian Electoral Commission.
SBS - Published

'Vile': Hinch takes aim at Leyonhjelm in Hanson-Young defamation case

Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch has supported Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young's claim she that did not say in Parliament that "all men were rapists".
The Age - Published

Christopher Pyne farewells parliament, says he's seen some 'truly dreadful' MPs

Christopher Pyne drew laughter from his colleagues as he farewelled Parliament after nearly 27 years in federal politics.
SBS - Published

Christopher Pyne says he's seen some 'truly dreadful' MPs as he farewells Parliament

Christopher Pyne drew laughter from his colleagues as he farewelled Parliament after nearly 27 years in federal politics.
SBS - Published

'Very nice': Yes, Scott Morrison just did a Borat impression during Question Time

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has done a Borat impression in Parliament while attacking Labor's climate change policy.
SBS - Published

Parliament censures 'pathetic' Anning

The Senate is set to pass a censure motion condemning Queensland senator Fraser Anning for divisive comments after the Christchurch massacres.
SBS - 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 minister: Parliament will debate EU exit plans on Monday

Parliament will have the chance to discuss a motion on Brexit on Monday, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said, confirming government plans to set out a process for parliament to find a way forward on..
Reuters - Published

Charge Anning over striking #Eggboy and drive him from Parliament

#Eggboy’s sin is as nothing to the damage done by Anning with his comments.
The Age - Published

More than one million sign petition to dump Anning as Hanson refuses to censure former recruit

A petition to kick former One Nation Senator Fraser Anning out of Parliament has gathered more than one million signatures.
SBS - Published

Parliament will wrest control of Brexit if PM fails to build consensus: UK lawmaker

Prime Minister Theresa May must find a way to build consensus in parliament over Britain's departure from the European Union, and if she fails to, parliament will try to take control of Brexit, a..
Reuters - Published

There's no finish line in the quest for gender equality

There is no number of women we can have in Parliament that will ever be "enough".
The Age - Published

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