Labor won’t concede to the Greens’ core demands on the bill, but a climate “trigger” on new developments could ensure the bill has real force.
It looks as though the House of Representatives will have at least 57 women, making 38% of the chamber female.
This week, we finally see religious discrimination debated on the floor of federal parliament. But what do voters actually think about the issues behind the bill?
The final days of parliament for 2021 have been marked by a spate of floor crossings. But it may not be as ‘shambolic’ as it seems.
Complaints have been ringing out about how few days federal parliament is proposed to sit early next year.
Australia is a long way from New York and Washington DC, but 9/11 was a seismic event for our country. For one thing, it has reshaped our ideas about criminal responsibility
Mavericks have existed since the earliest days of Australian politics. And they find a natural home in Queensland.
Politicians, staffers and academics have come together to try and address bullying and harassment at parliament house. They have three key messages.
Some MPs will be be allowed to attend the chamber via video link this week. This is a ‘big leap’ when it comes to improving access to parliament.
The proposed integrity commission is an improvement on the patchwork of mechanisms in place now, but does not go nearly far enough to prevent and investigate corruption.
While all the attention has been on section 44 of the Australian Consitution, some state constitutions may require closer scrutiny as well.
Australia’s federal MPs are apparently servants of the Christian God, working for His glory.
The much-anticipated report has offered little in the way of a solution to the disagreement over section 18C, so parliament should leave it as it is.