Parliament

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May 2017
Much of the discussion on the 'independence of parliament' has focused on the importance of the separation of the...
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31 Mar 2017
Introduction This Research paper updates the Parliamentary Library’s Federal Election Results 1901–2014 paper published...
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28 Mar 2017
Some human rights obligations are absolute under international law. However, in relation to most human rights,...

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21 Mar 2017
Some human rights obligations are absolute under international law. However, in relation to most human rights,...

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20 Feb 2017
This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender...
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16 Feb 2017
Under the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, the committee is required to examine bills, Acts and...

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12 Jan 2017
Provides an overview of the issues and outcome for the 15 October 2016 election for the Australian Capital Territory...
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23 Dec 2016
Introduction Parliament House, which was officially opened in 1988, is the home of the Parliament of Australia. It is...
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22 Dec 2016
Introduction From 1901 to the end of the 44th Parliament in May 2016, 329 different members and two senators have been...
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24 Nov 2016
Introduction In 2013 Australia returned to majority government when the Abbott Coalition Government was elected with 90...
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Commentary

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10 Oct 2016
Senator Derryn Hinch wants to create a sex offender register. Rather than introducing and shepherding a bill sensibly...

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09 Sep 2016
Introduction This paper chronicles Commonwealth Members of Parliament (MPs) who are identified as having engaged in...
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30 Aug 2016
The Parliamentary Library has prepared a volume providing snapshots of issues expected to figure during the Parliament'...
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29 Aug 2016
Key points This paper provides a brief overview of the party and gender composition of the 45th Parliament of Australia...
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Journal article

22 Aug 2016
The right to petition Parliament for redress of grievances spans many centuries. For much of this time, petitions...
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08 Aug 2016
Electronic petitions (e-petitions) have been introduced in Australian legislatures and internationally to improve...

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08 Jun 2016
The annual plan is a key accountability mechanism for the office of the Auditor-General. It gives Parliament, the...
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02 Jun 2016
Executive overview Australians have been let down by their political leaders, other members of parliament (MPs) and by...
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Commentary

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10 May 2016
As the election campaign gets under way, a visiting political scientist reflects on four sometimes-surprising months in...
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22 Apr 2016
The Queensland political landscape has changed drastically with the introduction of four new MPs and the reintroduction...
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