And the crowd says…
Crowd-based prediction markets have even been shown to outperform intelligence analysts.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa (L) is congratulated by Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane after being elected president.
South Africa's parliamentary system would make it difficult to achieve a fusion of parties.
The UK Supreme Court ruled there was no good reason for Boris Johnson to advise the Queen to prorogue parliament.
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The UK court decision against Boris Johnson's move to prorogue, or suspend, parliament could set an important precedent for Australian governments that try to do the same thing.
The Greens and independent MPs are pushing for Australia to declare a national ‘climate emergency’, in line with several other nations.
Because climate change is so heavily politicised, the declaration of a national emergency would be a disaster for the major parties – and for bringing greater awareness to the problem.
Hitler and Mussolini – dismantling democracy.
Parliaments were and remain institutions of frustrating negotiation and very often unpalatable compromise. They also represent an imperfect but significant check on the abuse of power.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II.
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The U.K. prime minister sought to suppress Parliamentary opponents, saying he – not they – represents the will of the British people. It put Queen Elizabeth II in a real bind.
Question time provides MPs with a chance to show off their wit, but has it lost its bigger purpose?
Question time is meant to be about accountability. But in practice, it is an opportunity for ministers to strut their stuff and for everyone to shout as loudly as they can.
Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. The next fortnight will revert to the usual combination of substantive legislation and the inevitable Question Time theatrics.
Rightly or wrongly, the Coalition views its election reprieve as a blunt rejection of Shorten’s big-spending, big taxing approach.
Women legislators in Uganda are working with their male counterparts to get their voices heard.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
Several candidates were forced to withdraw in the recent election over Section 44 concerns. This will only continue until parliament acts.
The High Court has failed to clarify the Section 44 mess over who is eligible to stand for parliament, so now it's time for MPs to act.
Scott Morrison with newly-election Coalition MPs. The 2019 election has done little to improve the representation of women in parliament.
While Scott Morrison has touted the record seven women in his cabinet, the overall representation of women in parliament has barely improved since the last election in 2016.
A guardianship property in London.
New laws were supposed to protect people from living in unsafe conditions – but in the eyes of a judge, property guardians might not even count as 'tenants'.
The problem with giving MPs indicative votes on a variety of options is the result is unlikely to please anybody.
Parliament’s Brexit clock is ticking.
Ministers were found in contempt of parliament on December 4 for not publishing the full legal advice on the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Women MPs take to the terrace of the House of Commons in 1931.
It's 100 years since women won the right to be MPs, but what was Parliament like for women back then?
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has said Labor MPs disproportionately come from unions.
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.
Yingiya Guyula (seated right) wants to be allowed to use the Yolngu Matha language in the NT Legislative Assembly to represent his electorate.
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.
Not amused? Vladimir Putin.
Research on the Russian parliament shows it's not just a rubber stamp – but that's not necessarily good news for democracy.
President Yoweri Museveni has been given the legal go-ahead to run for the presidency again.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been given the green light to run for another term. He should be happy, but he's not.
A member of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party with a copy of the Constitution.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.