A parliamentary committee says all MPs and peers should clear out of the national parliament so that major repairs can take place. But it's not just the building that needs attention.
Unlike most occupations, MPs are not obliged to take part in any education and training programs to prepare them for their role.
Australia is lagging behind other countries in adopting practical measures to achieve gender balance in public decision-making.
As the government hints the marriage equality plebiscite may be delayed until 2017, calls intensify for the parliament to legislate on the issue instead. So what is parliament's role here?
Since 1949, most of Australia's governments received less than half of all primary votes cast, with some as low as 40%.
After a slim victory, how the Coalition works with the crossbench MPs will prove important to the success and stability of the Turnbull government.
The scandal at Uganda's Parliamentary Budget Office shows that figuring out the proper roles, functions, internal controls, and capacities is more pressing than ever.
Red berets, hard hats, overalls and domestic workers’ uniforms have become a prominent part of South African politics. But these are more than just props for the EFF political party.
The government should resist the temptation to soften monitoring efforts aimed at MPs and their families and associates.
Mothering Sunday comes just once a year, but mum's help build the landscape of politics all year long.
Malcolm Turnbull's tears have drawn attention to harsh truths about the loss of Indigenous culture. As a nation we should embrace Indigenous languages.
Jeremy Corbyn wants UK politics to be less theatrical – but the Palace of Westminster is the perfect stage for confrontation.
It is unlikely President Zuma will announce a structural changes in his State of the Nation Address. This, despite education being in dire need of fundamental restructuring and an economy in decline.
By not only "outing" himself as a poppers user but emphasising their necessity, the Conservative MP for Reigate took a bold step.
Hilary Benn's powerful intervention is bound to have some people thinking about the future of the party.
An almighty row has broken out about whether MPs should be whipped when the time comes to decide on airstrikes.
Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled changes to question time to give government backbenchers a new opportunity to pitch to their local audiences. It's quite a clever tactic.
What can the new Speaker do to restore the Australian public’s faith in the office – and in MPs more broadly – after Bronwyn Bishop’s resignation due to a series of lavish entitlement claims?
By making the speakership a political gift of the party in power, Australia is missing a major opportunity for democratic renewal of its parliament.
Britain looks set for another hung parliament after the May 7 election – a prospect that gets people surprisingly muddled. Australia could teach Britain's leaders a lesson in caretaker governments.