Tag Archives: Australia

Royal Succession: New South Wales prepares to introduce its bill

Premier Barry O’Farrell today gave notice of a motion to introduce the Succession to the Crown (Request) Bill 2013, requesting that the Federal Parliament enact changes to the succession law. No text of the bill up yet, but it should … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Bills: Committee work begins

In both the UK and Australia, committee work on the internet surveillance proposals has begun. To begin locally, the British Joint Select Committee on the Draft Communications Data Bill has been created. This was done by four motions; one in … Continue reading

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Labor leadership reforms

The Australian Labor party is in a bit of a crisis; nearly destroyed in Queensland and likely to receive similar treatment nationally, falling membership numbers, a highly factionalised parliamentary party and a highly damaging leadership spill (as they are called): … Continue reading

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A Tale of *Three* Bills: Australia joins and an update

A while ago, I began a new feature: A Tale of Two Bills. Both the UK and Canada had stated their intent to legislate for increased surveillance powers and data retention to better combat crime in the way mandated by … Continue reading

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Canada’s Omnibudget

There has been much comment in Canada that the Conservative government has introduced a Budget Implementation Bill that has many, many provisions completely unrelated to budgets and arguably should have been delegated to other bills for passage. In explaining this, … Continue reading

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Financial procedure in the Australian parliament

Part of a series of posts on financial procedure: British Parliament Federal Canadian Parliament Australian Commonwealth Parliament New Zealand Parliament The commonwealth parliament of Australia is different to the other two countries we have looked at so far because it … Continue reading

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Parliament’s role in hiring and firing judges

I mentioned, quite a while ago now, when I posted about the report advocating parliament having an increased role in public appointments that there was another report out soon examining parliament’s role in hiring and firing judges in England and … Continue reading

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