Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said "you can’t reflect society if 90% of your members of parliament were chosen from trade unions and worked in trade unions". Let's take a look at the numbers.
The NT is the only jurisdiction in Australia mandating the use of English in the Legislative Assembly – despite the fact 42% of the population doesn't speak English at home.
Research on the Russian parliament shows it's not just a rubber stamp – but that's not necessarily good news for democracy.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been given the green light to run for another term. He should be happy, but he's not.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
On Saturday, five federal seats will have a byelection, with particular attention being paid to tight races in Longman and Braddon. And all have implications for the major parties and their leaders.
Just when we thought the dual citizenship debacle was coming to an end, there may be another sting in our Constitution's tail.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's resistance to vacate the top job may be a blessing in disguise as it will stress test the country's political systems.
Now that the battle for marriage equality has been won, the fight over the legislation to enable it will heat up.
A clueless Tory government and a degenerate EU bureaucracy are locked in a pointless conflict. There must be something more than this.
The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
The amendments to South Africa's Money Bills Act don't go far enough - for one, they do not address incoherence in Parliament's oversight of taxes.
The prime minister has suspended the whip from Anne Marie Morris, but she can't be dismissed as an MP for her remarks.
The gender-equity rule in Kenya's constitution offers an opportunity to remedy past wrongs. But the country's parliament is dragging its feet in implementing it.
A motion of no confidence - secret or open - in South Africa's president will be destabilising. There's value in ensuring that such a hefty decision is made openly and with courage of conviction.
France's new En Marche! party is on track to win 400 legislative seats, another victory for the country's young president.
Workplaces stresses and the weight of great expectations take a toll on well-being.
A ruling by a South African court makes it unlikely that the country will see any nuclear development in the foreseeable future.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
Politicians should be subject to a penalty regime similar to the far more stringent one that applies to company directors.