Recent News Headlines : Parliament

PARLIAMENTARY DEFEAT WILL NOT STOP PREPARATIONS FOR BREXIT DAY


The British government is disappointed by a vote in parliament to change Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit blueprint, but it will not stop legal preparations... READ MORE

13th December, 2017 0

U.K.'S MAY FACES CHOICE OF RETREAT OR DEFEAT OVER BREXIT LAW


They want Parliament to be given a meaningful vote on whether to accept the final Brexit treaty... READ MORE

13th December, 2017 477

UK GOVT. ACCEPTS LAWMAKERS' DEMANDS FOR SCRUTINY OF BREXIT LAW CHANGES


To address these concerns, a committee of lawmakers has proposed adding an extra layer of parliamentary scrutiny of such changes... READ MORE

11th December, 2017 0

'THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE STAND UP': PM DEFIANT OVER CHINESE POLITICAL INTERFERENCE


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has doubled down on his criticism of Beijing interfering in domestic politics, while insisting the communist leadership will respect his tough talk... READ MORE

9th December, 2017 671

THE POLISH PARLIAMENT RESHAPES COURTS DRAWING CRITICISM


Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the party's leader, and other officials have also defended Poland's sovereign right to structure its courts as it sees fit, without outside interference... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 144

FOREIGN POLITICAL DONATIONS TO BE BANNED UNDER SWEEPING NEW ANTI-ESPIONAGE LAWS


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the announcement on Tuesday in what he labelled the most significant reforms to foreign interference laws in decades... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 0

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, CITIZENSHIP IN FOCUS AS PARLIAMENT SITS FOR FINAL TIME THIS YEAR


Federal parliament is poised to legalise same-sex marriage during the final sittings of the year, but the MP citizenship issue could overshadow the historic change... READ MORE

3rd December, 2017 134

DONER DISCRIMINATION: EU MAY BE ABOUT TO SKEWER TURKEY'S DONOR KEBAB


Citing health concerns, the European Union's Parliament wants restrictions placed on the additive that is used to keep doner kebab meat juicy and flavorful... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 408

IRAQ 'CHILD MARRIAGE' BILL PROPOSES TO SCRAP MINIMUM AGE


Conservative Shiite deputies on October 31 proposed an amendment to a 1959 law that set the minimum age for marriage at 18... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 1249

CRITICS VIEW PROPOSED IRAQ CHILD MARRIAGE BILL AS LICENSE TO RAPE


Majeda al-Tamimi, a female legislator, said she is confident that many of her colleagues in parliament would oppose the bill... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 0

SENATE RELEASES TAX BILL TEXT IN 'UNUSUALLY FAST' MARCH TO VOTE


Senate leaders say they plan to hold a floor vote after lawmakers return the week of Nov. 27... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 1217

AUSTRALIA HAS SAID YES, SO HOW WILL YOUR MP VOTE IN PARLIAMENT?


Australia has said Yes, so how will your MP vote on a same-sex marriage bill in Parliament?... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 6745

BRITISH PARLIAMENT OPENS ILL-TEMPERED DEBATE ON BREXIT PLAN


British Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint to leave the European Union emerged unscathed from the first day of debate in Parliament on legislation to s... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 0

'YOU'RE A NASTY PIECE OF WORK'


Sam Dastyari hits back after racist attack in a Melbourne bar Senator Hanson-Young repeated her claim that Senator Hanson should condemn the group... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 7921

CITIZENSHIP SAGA: HIGH COURT CONFIRMS THREE NEW SENATORS ONLY, HOLLIE HUGHES UNDER A CLOUD


Opposition Senate leader Penny Wong accused Mr Turnbull of behaving like a tin- pot dictator ... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 196

WHEN ARE THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE SURVEY RESULTS OUT AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?


More than 12 million people have returned their same-sex marriage postal survey to the ABS... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 506

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT EVACUATED AFTER WHITE POWDER FOUND


Scottish parliament evacuated after white powder found source... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 82

TURNBULL FRONTBENCHER CRAIG LAUNDY ARGUES DUAL CITIZENS SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN PARLIAMENT


Barnaby Joyce, who is now facing a by-election in New England, has also suggested a referendum to change the law... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 840

FORMER PRIME MINISTERS COULD'VE BEEN DUAL CITIZENS


His claim came as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull criticised Senate President Stephen Parry after he resigned because of his dual citizenship... READ MORE

1st November, 2017 36

'A BIT LIKE THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN STUFF'


Environment Secretary Michael Gove was forced to apologize Saturday after he attempted to joke about Harvey Weinstein during a radio interview... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 256

SPAIN PM RAJOY ASKS SENATE FOR POWERS TO DEPOSE CATALAN PRESIDENT PUIGDEMONT


The parliamentary sessions in Madrid and Barcelona are likely to last several hours before each votes on their resolutions... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1100

SPANISH PM SEEKS POWERS TO DEPOSE PRESIDENT AS CRISIS COMES TO HEAD


The Senate will vote later on whether to activate article 155, a constitutional clause which gives Madrid the authority to seize control of Catalonia's autonomous powers... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 3

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR CALLED IN TO HELP AFTER 1000-PAGE PARLIAMENT HOUSE SECURITY MANUAL LOST


A private contractor that lost a 1000-page manual about security measures at Parliament House is still involved with the contract... READ MORE

23rd October, 2017 230

'THE RIGHT THING TO DO'


Gold Coast criminal lawyer Bill Potts says the legislation may make it easier for unions to take legal action against companies... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 396

JAPANESE VOTERS TO FOCUS ON THE ECONOMY


Long-time finance minister and Germany's austerity champion Wolfgang Schauble is shifting his focus to domestic affairs, as the next speaker of the German parliament... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 0

AN AUSTRALIAN COURT CONSIDERS: CAN DUAL CITIZENS MAKE LAWS?


An Australian parliamentary committee has since recommended a ban on political donations from foreign companies and individuals, but the government has yet to act with legislation... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 0

'CITIZENSHIP SEVEN' HEARING CONTINUES ON DAY TWO IN THE HIGH COURT


Mr Walters says his team wants to help the Court with its analysis of Section 44... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 214

SPAIN APOLOGISES TO INJURED CATALANS


The Spanish government's representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured during police efforts to stop Sunday's independence referendum... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 863

FAR-RIGHT GERMAN PARTY IS POISED TO BREAK POSTWAR TABOO


The Alternative for Germany may win seats in the federal Parliament, the first far-right party to do so since World War II... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1354

WILL PROTESTS MAKE MACRON BACK DOWN?


French labour reforms face another wave of opposition in the streets, but will it be enough to make President Macron change course?... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : Parliament

PAULINE HANSON ENTERS THE SENATE WEARING A BURQA


Senator Hanson will move a motion in parliament later on Thursday calling on the federal government to ban the burqa... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 25367

POLICE OFFICER STABBED, PEOPLE MOWED DOWN NEAR U.K. PARLIAMENT


London's police said officers had been called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge, near the parliament... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 24323

BREXIT WILL REQUIRE A VOTE IN PARLIAMENT UK COURT RULES


The ruling unsettled the proponents of exiting the European Union, who warned against backsliding... READ MORE

4th November, 2016 13881

LONDON TERROR ATTACK NEAR THE UK PARLIAMENT


London terror attack near the UK Parliament What we know now... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 11634

HISTORY AS LARISSA WATERS BREASTFEEDS BABY IN SENATE


So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament!... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 10690

WOMEN 'WEAKER, LESS INTELLIGENT' - POLISH MEP KORWIN-MIKKE


The parliament's president is investigating whether Janusz Korwin-Mikke broke the body's rules with his remarks to fellow MEPs... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 10590

ATTACKER KILLS FOUR NEAR U.K. PARLIAMENT BEFORE BEING SHOT DEAD


London's worst terror attack in more than a decade left five people dead, including the assailant and the police officer he stabbed, and at least 40 injured... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 10443

PAULINE HANSON WEARS BURKA IN AUSTRALIAN SENATE


In an emotional speech, Mr Brandis said Ms Hanson's actions risked alienating approximately 500,000 Australians who adhered to the Islamic faith... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 10419

75-YEAR-OLD MAN DIES IN HOSPITAL BECOMING FOURTH VICTIM OF TERROR OUTRAGE AS POLICE NAME ATTACKER AS BRITISH-BORN KHALID MASOOD


London attack 75-year-old man dies in hospital becoming fourth victim of terror outrage as police name attacker as British-born Khalid Masood... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 7556

TOLL OF LONDON ATTACK IS GLOBAL FOR AN ASSAILANT BORN IN BRITAIN


An area outside Parliament remained a large crime scene on Thursday, as police officers examined the pavement stones for clues... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 6269

BRITISH COURT DELIVERS BLOW TO E.U. EXIT PLAN, INSISTS PARLIAMENT HAS A SAY


May's lawyers argued that she had the right to begin the Brexit process without first getting Parliament's consent... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 6206

BRITISH PM CONDEMNS 'SICK AND DEPRAVED TERRORIST ATTACK' THAT LEFT 5 DEAD IN LONDON


British Prime Minister Theresa May is condemning the sick and depraved terrorist attack in London that left at least five people dead and 40 injured... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 5834

MAY BACKS DOWN TO ALLOW PARLIAMENT VOTE ON HER BREXIT TERMS


A look at the debate about the role of Parliament in Brexit and why it matters... READ MORE

13th October, 2016 4091

CENSORSHIP CONCERNS AS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT INTRODUCES 'KILL SWITCH' TO CUT RACIST SPEECHESA


Lawmakers have the right to speak in any of the European Union's 24 official languages... READ MORE

26th February, 2017 3735

UK COURT SAYS BREXIT NEEDS PARLIAMENT'S APPROVAL, COMPLICATES GOVERNMENT PLANS


The government said it would appeal against the High Court ruling and Britain's Supreme Court is expected to consider the case early next month... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 3581

PRESIDENT MADURO STRIPS VENEZUELA'S PARLIAMENT OF POWER


Legislative powers taken from opposition-led parliament, as country's fugitive attorney general alleges Maduro corruption links... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 2969

AFTER BIG BEN RINGS OUT THE SOUND OF SILENCE IN LONDON


LONDON -- Ask not for whom the bell tolls -- at least not for the next four years at Parliament... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 2157

MACEDONIA: PROTESTERS STORM PARLIAMENT AND ATTACK MPS


The protesters stormed parliament on Thursday night after the country's opposition Social Democrat party and others representing Macedonia's Albanian ethnic minority voted for a new speaker... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 1928

'DESPERATE LEADER OF A DESPERATE' PARTY


Sen. Pauline Hanson took the garb off after about ten minutes... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 1882

TURNBULL FINALLY ACTING ON MY CITIZENSHIP TEST SUGGESTIONS


Some of the new citizenship test questions announced by Mr Turnbull on Wednesday will canvass issues such as domestic violence, female genital mutilation and child marriage... READ MORE

20th April, 2017 1617

BREXIT CANT BEGIN WITHOUT PARLIAMENT SUPREME COURT RULES


U.K. Parliament Must Approve Start of Brexit Talks, Supreme Court Rules... READ MORE

24th January, 2017 1517

ILLICIT SALMON HANDLING BRITAIN PRUNES SILLY LAWS


In the eyes of the public, the major rationale of Parliament appears to be to pass legislation, Professor Lewis said... READ MORE

15th December, 2015 1509

POUND RALLIES AS MAY AGREES TO LET LAWMAKERS DEBATE BREXIT PLAN


Currency pared its advance after May clarified her position in a weekly question session in Parliament... READ MORE

13th October, 2016 1067

FRENCH DEFENSE MINISTER RESIGNS OVER INVESTIGATION INTO FAKE JOB ALLEGATIONS


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is expected to announce the lineup of a new cabinet on Wednesday... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1036

UK PARLIAMENT APPROVES JUNE 8 GENERAL ELECTION


The UK parliament has voted in favour of Prime Minister Theresa May's call for an early general election... READ MORE

20th April, 2017 1008

POLICE BREAK UP BLOCKADE OF POLAND'S PARLIAMENT AMID POLITICAL CRISIS


Several opposition lawmakers said they would spend the night in parliament... READ MORE

17th December, 2016 954

TANZANIA PM MIZENGO PINDA CAUGHT IN CORRUPTION ROW


Related Stories Tanzania's prime minister is under pressure to resign over alleged fraudulent payments worth 120m 76m to an energy firm and top officials... READ MORE

27th November, 2014 931

2 RULINGS TODAY FROM CANADA'S TOP COURT STRIKES DOWN MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES FOR DRUGS AND BAIL CONDITIONS


The Safe Streets and Communities Act, also known as C10, made sweeping changes to Canada's criminal justice system, including mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders... READ MORE

15th April, 2016 837

POLICE OFFICER IS KILLED DURING UKRAINE PROTESTS


The chamber approved the constitutional amendment in a first reading, with 265 lawmakers in the 450-member Parliament voting in favor of the so-called decentralization bill during a raucous session... READ MORE

31st August, 2015 831

CIGARETTE PACKETS LAW FLAWED - FIRMS


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22nd January, 2015 822


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