Category Archives: Australia

Australian Committee reforms

The Australian general election of 2010 ended with a hung parliament*, but in contrast to the UK the incumbent Labor government had no third party in the lower house with which to go into coalition. Instead, it sought a confidence-and-supply … Continue reading

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Wigs, robes, hats and shouting: State Openings of Parliament

It’s Christmas time, and I thought it was time for some lighter topics to cover. So, here’s a compilation of State Openings of Parliament from across the Commonwealth! For those who are uncertain as to what that is, or why … Continue reading

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Moderation or revision: comparing the Australian Senate and the House of Lords

As some may know, there is a joint committee of the British¬†parliament examining the issue of House of Lords¬†reform and giving the draft bill a look before it is finalised. On Tuesday, they had a chat with some Australian Senators … Continue reading

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Making it easier to unseat the British Speaker

The House of Commons Procedure Committee has unveiled its latest report examining the elections of various positions in the House of Commons (2010 elections for positions in the House). Most of the report is fairly uninteresting – bits about number … Continue reading

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