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.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull campaigning at a Tasmania factory for Brett Whiteley, the Liberal candidate in the Braddon by-election.
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.
Might there be yet another way in which parliamentarians can unwittingly fall foul of dual citizenship laws?
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 is resisitng attempts by his party, the ANC, to force him out of office.
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.
As the legal battle heats up, James Paterson’s bill demonstrates an unconscionable misunderstanding about the indivisibility of human rights.
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 President Jacob Zuma displayed tension between party and conscience.
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?
South Africa’s previous finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, delivering his medium term budget last October.
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 historical bias against women in politics is a complex issue.
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.
South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng making a ruling on secret ballots in Parliament at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.
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.
A Le Pen campaign rally in Villepinte, France on May 1, 2017.
Populist parties like France's Front National typically stress traditional family values. So is it possible for them to appeal to traditional leftist voters like single women and the queer community?
Macron during the first round of parliamentary elections on June 11, 2017.
France's new En Marche! party is on track to win 400 legislative seats, another victory for the country's young president.
What is Westminster doing to MPs’ wellbeing?
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Workplaces stresses and the weight of great expectations take a toll on well-being.
Recent protests against President Jacob Zuma outside parliament in Cape Town.
A ruling by a South African court makes it unlikely that the country will see any nuclear development in the foreseeable future.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election.
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.
Cory Bernardi was recently caught up in a dispute over whether he had correctly disclosed a property he owns.
Politicians should be subject to a penalty regime similar to the far more stringent one that applies to company directors.
David Coleman plans to introduce a private member’s bill for fixed, four-year terms.
Australians are likely to vote for longer parliamentary terms. They want fewer elections and are dissatisfied with politics.
South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan flanked by his deputy Mcebisi Jonas and Director-General Lungisa Fuzile.
A lot more goes into the making of South Africa's final national budget than many people realise. The process involves extensive legalities designed to ensure public oversight.
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki at May Day celebrations in 2003. He failed to challenge a decision by the ANC to recall him in 2008.
Former South Africa's President, Thab Mbeki, has made a remarkable intervention that condemns parliament's failure to act against President Jacob Zuma. But he is eight years too late.