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A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

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'Leave our bloke alone': Australian MPs call for government to support WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The Australian government and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are being urged to stop Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange's impending US extradition trial.
SBS - Published

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. 
The Age - Published

Videos for Member of parliament


Jacob Rees-Mogg announces debate on emergency laws to keep terrorists behind bars [Video]Jacob Rees-Mogg announces debate on emergency laws to keep terrorists behind bars

MPs will consider on Wednesday all stages of emergency legislation to block terrorists being automatically freed early from jail, the Government has announced.

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

Matt Hancock on coronavirus: The situation will get worse before it gets better [Video]Matt Hancock on coronavirus: The situation will get worse before it gets better

Health Secretary Matt Hancock makes a statement in the House of Commons updating Parliament on the spread of coronavirus after the number of Brits infected with the virus doubled yesterday to eight. Mr..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Matt Hancock: We have no plans to evacuate all UK nationals from China [Video]Matt Hancock: We have no plans to evacuate all UK nationals from China

Matt Hancock has updated MPs on how the UK is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. The Health Secretary says the number of cases of the virus worldwide is doubling roughly every five days but that..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper' [Video]Lebanon passes budget critics call 'useless piece of paper'

With a $1.2bn debt payment looming, MPs approve a budget that makes rosy assumptions about the crisis-torn economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Matt Hancock gives a statement on coronavirus in the UK [Video]Matt Hancock gives a statement on coronavirus in the UK

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said there is an "increased likelihood" of cases of the new coronavirus in the UK, but insisted the risk to the public remains low and the country is "well..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:22Published

London's Big Ben must 'bong for Brexit' on January 31, say MPs [Video]London's Big Ben must 'bong for Brexit' on January 31, say MPs

London's Big Ben must 'bong for Brexit' on January 31, say MPs

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:26Published

Brexit a step closer as Withdrawal Bill clears House of Commons [Video]Brexit a step closer as Withdrawal Bill clears House of Commons

The UK’s exit from the European Union moved a step closer after Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill cleared the Commons. The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill was given a third reading by 330..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Suspense of Brexit disappears as British MPs prepare to approve terms of the UK's exit [Video]Suspense of Brexit disappears as British MPs prepare to approve terms of the UK's exit

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British MPs are set to seal the Brexit deal today [Video]British MPs are set to seal the Brexit deal today

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:22Published

Labour deputy leader hopeful wants 'Ministry of Fabulosity' [Video]Labour deputy leader hopeful wants 'Ministry of Fabulosity'

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has told ITV News' Acting Prime Minister podcast that she we would like to create a 'Ministry of Fabulosity', saying: "It's a real thing, it will be full of fabulous MPs..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:34Published

Spanish socialists win MPs' backing for left-wing coalition government, by just two votes [Video]Spanish socialists win MPs' backing for left-wing coalition government, by just two votes

This is the first coalition government since Spain's transition to democracy after the regime of Francisco Franco.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:01Published

MPs in Iranian parliament chant 'death to America' [Video]MPs in Iranian parliament chant 'death to America'

Iranian MPs chant 'death to America' while in their parliament chamber after the US killing of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

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

Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government [Video]Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government

Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:50Published

 

Barnaby Joyce warns any further defections could see National Party disappear

Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce says the party is at risk of disappearing if more MPs jump ship.
SBS - Published

Protests rock Beirut as government seeks MPs' confidence

Scores of people were injured in Beirut on Tuesday in clashes between security forces and protesters rejecting the new government as it sought to win a parliamentary vote of confidence.
Reuters - Published

Lebanese parliament convenes to vote on new government

Lebanese parliament convened a session on Tuesday for MPs to hold a vote of confidence on the new government led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab, as security forces clashed with protesters nearby seeking..
Reuters - Published

Lebanese security forces, protesters clash ahead of vote

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters trying to block MPs and ministers from reaching parliament on Tuesday for a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Hassan Diab's new..
Reuters - Published

Zali Steggall wants conscience vote to end 'climate wars'

Zali Steggall wants MPs to be given a conscience vote on her climate change bill.
SBS - Published

Lebanese MPs debate 2020 budget as protesters throw stones at police

Projected revenues in Lebanon's 2020 budget may be unrealistic because of a contraction in the country's economy, the chairman of the parliamentary budget committee said on Monday, as protesters hurled..
Reuters - Published

Believe it or not, there's reason for optimism about the next decade

The speed of technological advance should give us hope that we can find solutions for the world's problems, including even for climate change once MPs stop bickering.
The Age - Published

Anthony Albanese describes nuclear ambitions as a 'fantasy'

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has dismissed a report from coalition MPs urging support for new nuclear technologies as 'fantasy'.
SBS - Published

Nuclear ambition a fantasy, Albanese says

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has dismissed a report from coalition MPs urging support for new nuclear technologies as 'fantasy'.
SBS - Published

After Folau case, MPs should ask how law can foster workplace harmony

Israel Folau is now out of the picture, but the wider question remains of when workers should be able to express religious views that conflict with their employer’s social media policies.
The Age - Published

Japan MPs' disaster helmet drill sparks Twitter debate

Some Japanese lawmakers giggled this week during a drill to practice the use of disaster prevention helmets, at least one of which was put on backwards, prompting Twitter users to question if they were..
Reuters - Published

Lebanese parliament session expected to be postponed: parliamentary sources

A Lebanese parliament session is expected to be postponed on Tuesday because protests had prevented MPs from arriving, two parliamentary sources said, torpedoing the first session since demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party mulls pulling MPs from parliament

A pro-Kurdish opposition party is considering withdrawing lawmakers from Turkey's parliament due to mounting pressure it is facing, and as an act of protest against the government's decision to oust 24..
Reuters - Published

Labor launches strategy to better reflect Australia's diversity in parliament

Labor has created a new committee to boost the number of migrant MPs in the party.
SBS - Published

One Nation MP forced to apologise after guests go through parliamentary chamber desks

Queensland One Nation MP Stephen Andrew has apologised to parliament after guests he brought into the House were caught rifling through the desks of other MPs.
SBS - Published

As British MPs prepare for crucial Brexit vote, Australia is watching ‘very closely’

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says the government is closely monitoring the Brexit vote for the Australian implications.
SBS - Published

Less than 10 Labour MPs to back UK PM's Brexit deal on Saturday: BBC reporter tweet

Less than ten Labour Party MPs will back the British government on Saturday when the parliament votes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, BBC political correspondent Nick Eardley said in a tweet..
Reuters - Published

Crossbenchers push to raise age of criminal responsibility in Australia

Crossbench MPs are behind legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, saying Australia is out of step with other countries.
SBS - Published

Push to raise age when kids are criminals

Crossbench MPs are behind legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, saying Australia is out of step with other countries.
SBS - Published

'Abortion will finally be decriminalised in NSW': After months of debate, bill reaches final hurdle

A bill to decriminalise abortion will head back to the NSW lower house for MPs to consider amendments approved by the upper house before it becomes law.
SBS - Published

NSW abortion bill reaches final hurdle

A bill to decriminalise abortion will head back to the NSW lower house for MPs to consider amendments approved by the upper house before it becomes law.
SBS - Published

'We reject the issue of sex selection': NSW abortion debate to resume next week

Debate on amendments to draft NSW abortion decriminalisation laws will resume next week after upper-house MPs this week passed and rejected several changes.
SBS - Published

NSW abortion debate to resume next week

Debate on amendments to draft NSW abortion decriminalisation laws will resume next week after upper-house MPs this week passed and rejected several changes.
SBS - Published

NSW MPs debate abortion bill changes

The NSW upper house continues debating more than 30 proposed amendments to the controversial bill to decriminalise abortion.
SBS - Published

Controversial abortion bill debate resumes in NSW

NSW MPs will resume their debate on a bill decriminalising abortion after delays, a weekend of demonstrations and a leadership spill was called off.
SBS - Published

Group of 40 Indigenous leaders to present letter to PM proposing pathway for voice to parliament

Government MPs have been warned that 'history will judge them' if they don't deliver an Indigenous voice to parliament.
SBS - Published

MPs back NSW Premier, say it's 'not OK' to press politicians on abortion stances

Federal minister for women Marise Payne has blasted a 2GB radio host for quizzing the NSW premier on her personal approach to abortion.
SBS - Published

NSW abortion decriminalisation bill heads to the upper house

MPs are preparing for a long week in NSW parliament as the upper house debates a bill decriminalising abortion, which passed the lower house by 59 votes to 31.
SBS - Published

Abortion debate moves to NSW upper house

MPs are preparing for a long week in NSW parliament as the upper house debates a bill decriminalising abortion, which passed the lower house by 59 votes to 31.
SBS - Published

Labor presses for access to China briefings

Labor is pushing for department briefings on Australia's relationship with China to be shared with MPs amid hopes of fostering a better debate on the issue.
SBS - Published

Eagle eyes wonder if Perrottet and Stokes are more than running mates

It says something about the sedentary nature of politics that whenever MPs are spotted exercising together, suspicions arise.
The Age - Published

Pro-choice, pro-life protesters face off as MPs debate abortion bill

A bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW will go to the lower house on Tuesday and has generated passionate debate from both sides.
SBS - Published

Graham Freudenberg: speechwriter to Whitlam, Hawke and more

Freudenberg led the craft of speechwriting and contributed more to his party than did most MPs.
The Age - Published

Most voters support indigenous recognition

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt has reassured coalition MPs that indigenous recognition in the constitution won't mean a third chamber in parliament.
SBS - Published

Fed govt backs away from 3rd chamber

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt has reassured coalition MPs that indigenous recognition in the constitution won't mean a third chamber in parliament.
SBS - Published

Conservative MPs wary of indigenous voice

Scott Morrison will have the captain's call on working towards a referendum on changing the constitution to recognise indigenous Australians, a senator says.
SBS - Published

Right-wing MPs threaten religious bill

Individuals in Scott Morrison's government may have differing thoughts on religious freedom but they all ultimately seek its protection, a senator argues.
SBS - Published

Labor MPs flag full tax cut plan support

Some Labor MPs believe their party should pass the government's full tax plan if the coalition doesn't budge on splitting up the package.
SBS - Published

Vote count done, coalition in box seat

Voters have put the major parties on notice with almost one quarter of MPs holding marginal seats after the AEC finalised its vote count for lower house seats.
SBS - Published

NT pay freeze comes into force

The planned pay freeze for MPs and public sector executives in the Northern Territory has come into force.
SBS - Published

Federal MPs granted two per cent pay rise

The Remuneration Tribunal has approved a two per cent pay hike for federal MPs, judges and public servants.
SBS - Published

British Conservative leadership candidates with little support could be 'culled': The Telegraph

A leadership contender for Britain's Conservative Party who fails to win the backing of more than 10 MPs next week could be eliminated after the first round of voting under plans to be discussed by..
Reuters - Published

Nationals MPs push for nuclear inquiry

Queensland Nationals MPs Keith Pitt and James McGrath will reportedly try to create a parliamentary committee to investigate using nuclear energy.
SBS - Published

Donald Trump's UK State Visit Confirmed: What to Expect

donald trump's uk state visit confirmed: what to expect
by Simon Baxendale - After months of speculation, it has been confirmed this week that US President Donald Trump will return to the UK later this year as part of a state visit. This means that Trump..
One News Page Staff - Published

Theresa May Asks the EU for Brexit Extension - While a Year ‘Flextension’ May Be on the Cards

theresa may asks the eu for brexit extension - while a year ‘flextension’ may be on the cards
by Simon Baxendale - Will a year-long 'Flextension' offer Britain a second chance to resolve its Brexit deadlock? Brexit – the complicated divorced between the UK and European Union – was..
One News Page Staff - 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..
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