Parliamentarians

Alternate Term Label:
Members of parliament
Discussion paper

Comes with the territory

Bill Browne argues in this discussion paper that a straightforward way to ensure the Northern Territory has two House of Representatives seats is to increase the overall size of the House. He suggests that an increase of about 50% in the number of parliamentarians would...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Was the latest dual citizenship decision 'absolutely obvious and clear'?

The decision of the High Court in relation to the dual citizenship of Labor's Katy Gallagher has led to the departure of five politicians from Parliament, four of whom were from the Labor Party. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claimed that the outcome for
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is Labor's Susan Lamb a UK citizen?

The dual citizenship crisis continues to haunt the Parliament into 2018, with the leader of the House, Christopher Pyne, claiming Susan Lamb, the Member for Longman, is a citizen of the United Kingdom.
Report

Parliament’s role in the coronavirus crisis

The UK government’s move to return the Commons to its usual ways of working when it returns from recess, is deeply concerning. This report warns that abandoning virtual proceedings from 2 June will reduce parliament’s ability to scrutinise the government.
Report

Shared sacrifice in the two Australias

The Institute of Public Affairs is calling on federal and state governments to reduce public sector salaries for those on over $150,000 by 20%.
Briefing paper

Pandemic international but shutting Parliament uniquely Australian

Australia is the only democracy facing coronavirus that has suspended Parliament.
Report

Investigation of matters referred from the Legislative Assembly on 8 August 2018

The Victorian Ombudsman was asked by the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Assembly to investigate MPs’ knowledge of, and involvement in, fraudulent activity undertaken by former Liberal State Director, Damien Mantach, between 2010 and 2015. This report outlines the Ombudsman's findings.
Policy report

Let every stage advance: policy ideas for Australia’s fiftieth Parliament

This publication contains eleven short essays from newly elected federal MPs and Senators, on the topic of a policy idea whose time is yet to come. The project has sought to engage with politicians, at the start of their parliamentary careers, on long-term public policy...
Report

How Australian federal politicians would like to reform their democracy

The health of a liberal democracy can be measured by the quality of its political parties - which aggregate people’s demands, formulate policy choices and supposedly, represent their constituents' interests. This report outlines how those who know the system best would reform and improve it.
Commentary

The real news on ‘fake news’: politicians use it to discredit media, and journalists need to fight back

A new study reveals that politicians are only too happy to use the term 'fake news' against the media – to the great detriment of journalism and public debate.