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Don Harwin will surrender after 23 years

Just three months after leaving the NSW cabinet, Don Harvin get away from politics. The former Minister of Arts and Gladys Berejiklian ally will announce his “retirement” from Parliament on Friday. During his long 23-year parliamentary career, Harwin served as Speaker of the Legislative Council for six years and as a minister for five. He […]

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Lord Speaker urges tougher scrutiny amid concerns over Evgeny Lebedev | House of Lords

The Speaker of the House of Lords has urged ministers to toughen the system for vetting and appointing new peers after concerns about the suitability of recent candidates such as Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. While Speaker Lord McFall has no power to limit peers’ access to parliament, his strong comment came in response to […]

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Two Sessions 2022

While China’s critics denigrated the Two Sessions debates, the annual political event in Beijing made an impressive mark and served China’s vital interests. The annual plenary consultations of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are held in March, which over time has become the […]

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In Delhi it’s G-23 against Rahul, in Kerala it’s against KCVenugopal

In Delhi, while G-23 Congress leaders are believed to have blamed the Gandhi family for the debacle in recent state polls, the villain in Kerala is none other than 58-year-old KC Venugopal, the closest collaborator of MP Wayanad Rahul Gandhi. Shortly after the failure, posters appeared near the party office in Sreekandapuram of Kannur, which […]

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Newly Elected NA Legislators Take Oath of Office and Secrecy

Newly Elected NA Legislators Take Oath of Office and Secrecy National Assembly lawmakers posing for a photo after being sworn in at Singha Durbar on Saturday. KATHMANDU: The newly elected deputies of the National Assembly (NA) were sworn in today. NA President Ganesh Prasad Timalsina swore them an oath of office and secrecy during a […]

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Murray MP Helen Dalton breaks away from shooters, anglers and farmers party

A dramatic fallout over water management saw Murray MP Helen Dalton split from the New South Wales Fishers and Farmers Party (SFF) to become an independent. Key points: Murray MP Helen Dalton has resigned as a member of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers. She will remain on the transverse bench as an independent. The SFF […]

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Russia struggles to shore up sanctions-hit economy

Published on: 03/02/2022 – 17:18Amended: 03/02/2022 – 17:10 Moscow (AFP) – Russian authorities are scrambling to stem the panic as massive sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine have caused the worst economic shocks since the fall of the Soviet Union. Asked by journalists on Wednesday about the survival of the economy, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov […]

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Japan’s lower house raps about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in ‘strongest terms’

Japan’s lower house on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in “the strongest possible terms”, urging Russian troops to immediately stop the attack and withdraw from the nation. Eastern Europe. The resolution, approved by the House of Representatives, expressed opposition to Russia’s use of force to unilaterally change the status quo after […]

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PM to announce cut in POL prices and electricity tariff: Khattak

NOWSHERA: Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak said on Sunday that Prime Minister Imran Khan would soon unveil a relief package for the masses. “The Prime Minister will address the nation shortly and announce a Rs10 reduction in oil prices, a Rs5 per unit reduction in electricity tariffs, as well as several other measures,” he said […]

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Russian-Ukrainian tension: “Regional conflict, not global… Delhi must maintain normal relations”

The operations in Ukraine mark a “regional conflict” and all other countries, including India, should continue to maintain normal relations with Moscow, Andrey A Klimov, an influential member of the upper house of the Parliament of the Russian Federation and head of the ruling section of international affairs of the United Russia party, said Thursday. […]

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LDP disagreements over candidates delay Upper House elections in some districts

Ahead of the House of Councilors election this summer, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is experiencing delays in choosing candidates for some single-seat constituencies. The Upper House districts are opposition strongholds that have caused disagreements between local LDP branches and the national headquarters. It is unclear whether the LDP can essentially finalize candidates for the […]

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Lure of RS Berth Cause of exodus from Congress?

New Delhi: The irresistible offer of the Rajya Sabha seat is the main cause of exodus from Congress, sources say as leaders consider the place of the other parties’ upper house and the recent resignation of former justice minister Ashwani Kumar sparked a debate in the big old party. . Ashwani Kumar, a senior Congress […]

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Matthew Guy’s ‘#1’ rallying cry sounds awfully familiar after Trump 2016

There was a time when mainstream politicians could refer to MAGA to indicate that they too were crimson-faced populists, not aloof technocrats. There was a time when even leftists thought Trump had some luck with him; he could kick the global elite, he could dampen American hegemony – they were right about that, as an […]

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Turkmenistan will hold snap presidential elections on March 12

MOSCOW, February 12. /TASS/. Snap presidential elections in Turkmenistan are scheduled for March 12, the republic’s Central Election Commission told TASS on Saturday. “Yes, the president gave the instruction to hold them,” the Central Election Commission said. As reported by the Turkmen State News Agency, Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov told a session of the upper […]

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Does Tasmania need more politicians? Greens call for bigger talent pool following Sarah Courtney’s resignation

The resignation of Tasmania’s education minister has revived calls for a bigger parliament, but a former MP has said adding more politicians will not guarantee a bigger pool of talent. Key points: The resignation of Education Minister Sarah Courtney has led to calls for a bigger Tasmanian parliament Some supporters say Tasmanians would be better […]

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Religious Discrimination Bill Passes Lower House After All-Night Debate

MPs stayed overnight to debate the bill’s progress, with five government backbenchers eventually crossing the floor. The central issue was that the bill did not protect transgender children from being expelled from religious schools. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce successfully pushed their religious discrimination legislation through the Lower House. (Sydney […]

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Congress MPs walk out during Prime Minister’s speech in Rajya Sabha

On Tuesday, February 8, congressmen created a ruckus and slammed of the Upper House as Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to the motion of thanks on the President’s speech to Rajya Sabha. “We left the prime minister’s speech on the vote of thanks because instead of talking about the president’s speech, he blamed Congress,” Congress […]

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PML-N CEC meets today to reflect on internal change and post-change scenario

The cooperation of Ch Parvez Elahi and his eventual elevation to the post of Chief Minister for about a year could become a political challenge for the Nawaz party LAHORE/Islamabad – The PML-N Central Executive Committee (CEC) is meeting here today to decide on several key issues relating to the possible internal change and its […]

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BJP sends whip to Rajya Sabha members to attend House on Tuesday

BJP sends whip to RS members to attend on Tuesday They said the whip was issued by the ruling party as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to respond to the vote of thanks at the President’s address. PTI, New Delhi, 06 February 2022, 01:54 ist updated: 06 Feb 2022, 01:54 ist The BJP issued […]

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Parliament Budget Session 2022-23 India Highlights, Union Budget Highlights, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind Speeches Today Live News and Updates

Mahua Moitra at Lok Sabha on Thursday. The government has written to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat to ban an MP’s Provisionally Accepted Question (PAQ) in the Upper House on ‘India’s position in the Democracy Index’, seeking the reason why the India slipped to 53rd position in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy. Index, The Indian Express […]

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NSW Health Inquiry calls final witnesses

A long-running parliamentary inquiry into regional and remote health outcomes is set to conclude its public phase on Wednesday, with evidence from senior NSW health officials. Since its launch in 2020, the upper house inquiry has heard testimony in sessions held across the state – Deniliquin, Cobar, Wellington, Dubbo, Gunnedah, Taree and Lismore – about […]

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Business Advisory Committee meeting to be held tomorrow at Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting will be held on Tuesday, the news agency reported. ANI. Meanwhile, the upper house adjourned on Monday to resume after the Union budget was presented to Lok Sabha. “The Rajya Sabha session will start one hour after the end of the Union budget presentation in Lok Sabha […]

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Rupee set to gain on IMF loan stimulus

KARACHI: The rupee is expected to rally in the week on growing investor optimism over Pakistan’s economic prospects after the government met all conditions for the resumption of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending program, reports said. said traders. Pakistan’s upper house of parliament has passed a law that would give the central bank more […]

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Siraj welcomes agreement between JI Karachi and Sindh government on LG issue

Emir Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq hailed the agreement between Karachi JI branch and Sindh government on local government issue. The two sides signed the agreement late Thursday night as the JI announced the end of the 29-day sit-in in front of the Sindh Assembly following the PPP’s assurance to take over the law recently passed by […]

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US and NATO respond to Putin’s demands as tensions in Ukraine rise

Blinken said the United States would not publicly release its written response “because we believe diplomacy has the best chance of succeeding if we allow space for confidential talks”, adding that the United States “hopes and expect” the Russians to agree. It is unclear whether they will comply: Mr Lavrov said after a meeting with […]

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sabha: Ghatowar emerges as the best Congress candidate for the election of Rajya Sabha | Guwahati News

Guwahati: While the Opposition Congress is certain to win one of the two seats in the Rajya Sabha of Assam, whose election is due to take place in March, the former Union minister and leader of the Upper Assam tea community Paban Singh Ghatowar emerged as the main contender for the party.Ghatowar is the president […]

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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – January 21: Effective booster shots to fight CDC Omicron findings and mandatory vaccinations in Austria

In breaking news, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the third dose, or booster dose, of vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech is 90% effective in preventing people infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus to be hospitalized. In other news, we cover the rising Covid death toll, a law making Covid […]

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US Senate to Pass Federal Suffrage Legislation – SABC News

The United States Senate will pass federal voting rights legislation today that is likely to pass due to unanimous Republican opposition and Senate rules that require at least 60 votes for major legislation. The Upper House is evenly split 50-50, with Democrats in the majority due to the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris as […]

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BJP’s Sanjeev Balyan meets with BKU leader, day after Tikait withdrew statement asking for support for RLD-SP alliance

BJP Lok Sabha MP Sanjeev Balyan met Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Chairman Naresh Tikait at Sisauli village in Muzaffarnagar on Monday ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President Naresh Tikait had undergone a medical procedure a few days ago and Balyan had visited Sisoli to inquire about his health and welfare. […]

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Thousands demonstrate against France COVID vaccine pass | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Protesters have taken to the streets in cities across France to reject a law that would see the implementation of tougher restrictions for people not vaccinated against COVID-19, as parliament continues to debate the bill. Thousands of people took part in protests on Saturday, with a range of disparate political groups coming together. In the […]

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Swain set to chair Assembly Appropriations Committee

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin is expected to appoint Lisa Swain, a three-term Democrat from Bergen County, to chair the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Swain will replace John Burzichelli, who lost his re-election bid for an 11th term last November. The choice reflects a renewed relationship between the counties of Bergen and Middlesex. Swain was chosen by […]

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EDITORIAL: Imperial System Fixing Expert Panel Report Unlikely to Get Support

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has submitted the report of an expert panel on imperial succession to the Speaker of the Lower House and the Speaker of the Upper House, even though the document leaves many stones unturned. It is highly doubtful whether the report can win widespread support among Japanese people now and in the […]

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The Senate gives recommendations to the NA on the complementary finance bill

A view of the Senate during a sitting of the upper house. – APP / File ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday gave five recommendations on the finance bill ((additional) finance bill, 2021) to the National Assembly, requesting amendments to its various clauses. The recommendations were reported by the Standing Senate Committee on Finance, Revenue and […]

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Kiwi Botica propels Castres to third place with Stade Français victory

Published on: 01.08.2022 – 19:16Amended: 01.08.2022 – 19:14 Paris (AFP) – New Zealander Ben Botica scored 12 points to send Castres to third place in the French Top 14 in Saturday’s 15-9 home win over Stade Français. Botica’s efforts took the five-time champions’ home winning record to 16 games, a streak dating back to December […]

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Britain forgives all men convicted under landmark laws that criminalize homosexuality

By Rachel Savage LONDON, Jan. 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – British gay and bisexual men convicted of consensual same-sex relationships under now abolished laws may have their convictions struck from the public record, the government said on Tuesday. The announcement extends a program launched ten years ago which granted pardons to homosexual men convicted of […]

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Stakeholders in Parliament hope public issues will be the center of attention rather than the political agenda in 2022

New Delhi: As Parliament is set to have a new building in 2022, Presidents Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha hope MPs will not see the legislature simply as an extension of politics and the new structure will see parliamentary democracy Indian shine in new greatness. 2021, which started on a low note with opposition parties […]

Legislative assembly

Major players in the Missouri legislature include Governor Parson, Senate leaders

Every institution has its drivers and agitators – those who set expectations, direct projects and decide programs. The state government of Missouri is no different. As the General Assembly prepares to meet on Wednesday for its 2022 legislative session, various factions and individuals will craft a broad agenda that includes abortion, education and other burning […]

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A single female MP in a 30-member panel examining the bill to raise the age of marriage for women

New Delhi: The parliamentary panel that will examine a bill to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 and present its recommendations has only one woman. According to Rajya Sabha’s website, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports, chaired by BJP Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, […]

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Bihar: All eyes are on polls in legislative council constituencies of 24 local authorities | Patna News

PATNA: With the end of the Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI) elections in Bihar, all eyes are now on the upcoming elections in 24 local constituencies of the state legislative council, which are expected to be held in February-March. Sources said that the state’s electoral office recently sent a recommendation to the electoral commission to hold […]

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Tejasvi Surya’s U-turn came after management’s rap, growing unease over his remarks

LS Tejasvi Surya, BJP youth wing leader and South Bangalore MP, may have used community rhetoric to build his political career so far, but there is now growing unease among party leaders in the about some of his controversial remarks, sources said. This was reflected in the directive from national leaders asking the 31-year-old to […]

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The Senate passes a bill to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants

ISLAMABAD: The Senate passed three bills on Monday, including the Islamabad Rent Restriction (Amendment) Bill 2021, aimed at resolving landlord-tenant issues without unnecessary delay. The bill, introduced by Senator Mohsin Aziz, was passed unanimously after an article by article prepared by President Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani. Aziz said the amendment would help resolve the issue of […]

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US calls on Somalia to end elections

The United States on Sunday called on Somalia to complete its elections after passing last week’s deadline to complete them with less than 10 percent of Somali parliamentarians elected to the lower house. “The United States is deeply concerned about the continuing delays and procedural irregularities which have undermined the credibility of the process,” State […]

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Maharashtra: A bill introduced to make the minister pro-chancellor of universities | Bombay News

MUMBAI: The state government on Friday tabled amendments to the Maharashtra Public Universities Act to introduce the post of pro-chancellor to be held by the Minister of Higher and Technical Education. The powers of the pro-chancellor must be broad: from the presidency of the university senate, his high-level decision-making body, to the presidency of the […]

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Shores License Review Board Approves ‘Weird’ Bondage Leave Request

The La Jolla Shores license review committee addressed an “insanely bizarre” service easement request for Hillside Drive during its December 20 online meeting. On vacation, the City of San Diego waives a public right of way or public service easement and transfers it to one or more adjacent owners. But for this easement vacation, the […]

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Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Venkaiah Naidu deplores the potential functioning of the House | India News

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, a day before the scheduled end of the winter session of Parliament, with Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu lamenting that the Upper House was functioning well below its potential due to repeated disruptions. The session, which began on November 29, was scheduled to end on December […]

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Opposition skips government meeting in House deadlock following suspension of deputies, Center responds | Latest India News

Five opposition parties boycotted a government-called meeting on Monday to end the stalemate in Rajya Sabha that resulted from the suspension of 12 lawmakers, leading the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to accuse its political rivals of working with the “disruption and disruption mantra” to make sure the upper house is not functioning. {{^ userSubscribe}} {{/ […]

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4 labor codes likely to be implemented by FY 23, as many states have prepared draft rules

The Center has already finalized the rules under these codes and states are now required to develop regulations on their part, as labor is a competing subject. A senior official said the four labor codes are expected to be implemented by the next fiscal year. “The four labor codes are expected to be implemented in […]

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New South Wales ministers retire ahead of reshuffle | Whyalla news

New South Wales premier Dominic Perrottet is preparing to announce a new cabinet, but he will not include two longtime members of the government, one of whom hopes it will include more women. Special Minister of State Don Harwin and Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock both told Perrottet they did not want to be considered […]

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Upper House MP Tim Quilty says immunization rates justify unvaccinated teachers allowed to return to work | Border mail

news, local news, WODONGA politician Tim Quilty wants the Victorian government to end its mandate to vaccinate teachers against COVID-19. The Victorian-era Upper House MP believes that this requirement is no longer necessary and that unprotected teachers should be able to return to classrooms. “I think they should be allowed to return to work, we […]

Legislature

With 31 lawmakers passing, Texas legislature has room to go redder

More than two dozen members of the Texas legislature are retiring or running for a different seat next year, creating a plethora of vacancies that could cause both houses to turn redder and more polarized from here. the meeting of lawmakers in 2023. Many of the outgoing members are center-right or establishment politicians with years […]

Upper house

Japan’s first female union leader urged by men to refuse job

Male colleagues of the first woman to head Japan’s largest labor association begged her to turn down the job because they believed her gender made her unable to fight Japanese companies for higher wages. In an interview with the Financial Times, Tomoko Yoshino described a barrage of efforts to derail her promotion to president of […]

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House still to clear more than two thirds of the 36 listed legislations

our office The winter session of Parliament will conclude on December 23 and there are only nine sittings left. But more than two-thirds of the 36 pieces of legislation, listed by the Center for consideration and adoption, are yet to be taken by the House. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed a dozen pieces of […]

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Former employee Jess Wilson shortlisted for coveted Kew Victorian Liberal seat ahead of 2022 election

Former treasurer Josh Frydenberg has won the coveted Liberal shortlist for the once safe state seat of Kew. Key points: Jess Wilson beat five contenders to win the preselection for Kew’s relatively secure seat Shadow Treasurer David Davis challenged Ms Wilson for the post Fallen opposition leader Michael O’Brien won the preselection for Malvern Jess […]

Upper house

Treasurer shuffles figures on liberal women in parliament

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the number of liberal female politicians in the federal parliament is not high enough – but the party’s current status is significantly lower than the 38 percent he suggests. According to the criteria used in the calculations, between 26.7 and 30.4 percent of all parliamentarians in the Liberal Party are women. […]

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Parliament approves bills on ART, surrogacy | Latest India News

Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill to regulate assisted reproductive technology (ART) services such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) centers, sperm or egg banks and to tackle practices contrary to ethics related to issues such as sex selection. The Rajya Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill 2021 (regulation) by voice vote, a week after […]

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The Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Regulation Bill fills a long-standing regulatory gap. We must find ways to make it more inclusive

Last week, the Lok Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation (ART) Bill which sets standards and codes of conduct for fertility clinics and sperm banks nationwide. The bill responds to a long-standing need. Over the past 20 years, the increase in the number of ART clinics in India has been among the highest in […]

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Tewari seeks to represent Chandigarh to the Rajya Sabha

CHANDIGARH: Deputy Shri Anandpur Sahib and National Congress Spokesman Manish Tewari has requested representation for the Union Territory of Chandigarh in Rajya Sabha, as he is still not represented in the upper house until here. Tewari presented a private member’s bill to Lok Sabha in this regard and urged Union Home Secretary Amit Shah that […]

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Victory March, Rain Fury, and Assembly took over AP in November

An eventful month that saw the festive spirit, the fury of nature, the Assembly passing important bills and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy meeting his counterparts from two neighboring states in more than four years of Praja Sankalpa Yatra showing magnified reflection on municipal elections and many more. The month started in a festive […]

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Decision on the pandemic bill expected Wednesday afternoon as debate on amendments continues

Dozens of Victorian ministers have endured a long night and a long morning as debate continues over the Andrews government’s pandemic bill, which is expected to be passed late Wednesday afternoon. Victorian-era Upper House ministers debated for more than half a day in Parliament over amendments to the Andrews government’s pandemic bill. Although the government […]

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Omicron COVID Variants Cases Rise, South African Travelers, Close Contacts Quarantined, NSW COVID Cases Rise, Victpria COVID Cases Rise, Scott Morrison Calls National Emergency Cabinet

The Victorian government negotiated a deal to get an additional vote on its pandemic bill in the last sitting week of the year. Upper House MP Rod Barton – of the Transport Matters Party – has been pushing the Andrews government to make significant concessions, with new amendments that will provide more oversight and appeal […]

Upper house

Mamata Banerjee’s national ambitions could hamper opposition unity

Trinamool’s Congress supremo, Mamata Banerjee, was in Delhi for four days but did not meet with Acting Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Instead, she chose to meet disgruntled congressional leaders and while in Delhi the congressional unit in Meghalaya split and former chief minister Mukul Sangma joined the TMC. Not only Sangma but in Delhi, Kirti […]

Upper house

The parliamentary year is over. How has the McGowan government used its total control?

When Labor took full control of the WA parliament in a landmark election this year, warnings from the opposition did not bode well. It would be “dangerous for the future of our state,” said former opposition leader Zak Kirkup. So how did the first year of an extraordinary parliament inundated with Labor MPs go? It’s […]

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BJP whip to Rajya Sabha members: be present on the first day of the winter session

The BJP on Thursday issued a three-line whip to keep its Rajya Sabha members present in the House when the winter session begins on Monday, November 29, indicating the government’s intention to repeal the three farm laws contentious in the very first week of the session. “All BJP MPs in Rajya Sabha are hereby informed […]

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Electoral law reform – Corporate donations

Question from Mrs O’CONNOR to the PRIME MINISTER, Mr GUTWEIN Today, legislation that was bought and paid for by the gaming industry will pass through the Legislative Council and return to this House, in large part thanks to the capitulation of Labor. The debate on your future gambling bill has demonstrated to Tasmanians the toxic […]

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Rebel MP Qld threatens government over mandates

Queensland MP George Christensen is the latest coalition member to threaten to deny his federal vote on COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Mr Christensen became the first government member of the lower house to fail to guarantee his support for coalition legislation, amid a growing rebellion in the Senate over mandatory vaccination regimes in states and territories. […]

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Chileans go to the polls with two radically different views on the ballot

SANTIAGO, Nov.21 (Reuters) – Chileans began voting on Sunday in what is widely considered the country’s most controversial presidential election since the country’s return to democracy in 1990, when a former member of the Far-right Congress is fighting with a leftist who has lent his support to massive street protests. Right, José Antonio Kast, a […]

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Thousands of people take to the streets of Australia amid COVID-19 measures and hits | Coronavirus pandemic News

Several thousand people took to the streets of Australia on Saturday to protest against COVID-19 vaccination warrants, as smaller crowds gathered to support measures that have elevated the country to one of the most vaccinated in the world. world. Almost 85% of Australians aged 16 and over were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of […]

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Adam Marshall denies having egg on his face for refusing to phase out caged products | The head of the daily newspaper in the North

news, latest news, THE MINISTER of Agriculture, Adam Marshall, strongly denies making any decision regarding the phase-out of caged eggs, despite opposition claims that his decision has been made. Government documents had indicated that the Northern Tablelands MP would not support the change, although full details of the phase-out have yet to be released. Staff […]

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Liberal MPs mingle with protesters making death threats on the steps of Parliament

The government announced on Monday evening that it would amend the bill which had drawn strong criticism from lawyers and human rights activists for its overbreadth. However, the amendments did not satisfy civil society opponents or quell the anger of protesters. Tuesday’s crowd included many ordinary Victorians concerned about vaccination warrants and other pieces of […]

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Adem Somyurek Tells Victorian Branch Stacking Inquiry He Has ‘Lost All Perspective’ in Factional Battle | Victorian politics

A former Victorian government minister admitted to having “lost all perspective” in a fierce factional battle and should be “doomed” for it, but said he had not authorized widespread embezzlement of public funds. Adem Somyurek told a public hearing with the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission that he could not excuse his behavior early last year, […]

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At the Ghar Wapsi Congress, Cherian Philip sees a red devil in CPM | Kerala News

It’s official. Cherian Philip is back in Congress. Philip, who has been a CPM traveling companion for the past 20 years after leaving Congress in 2001, received membership from Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chairman K Sudhakaran by paying 5 rupees. After joining the party, he unleashed a scathing attack on the CPM, claiming that […]

Upper house

The CDP struggled in the elections despite the joint pact of the opposition parties

In the gloom of a post-mortem lower house election, the main opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, was forced to question whether joining forces with the Communist Party of Japan was the right thing to do. . This collaboration is still being questioned with an election to the Upper House looming on the […]

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Why U.S. Senators Call for Sanctions Relief for India-Russia Triumf Missile Defense Agreement

As India prepares to take delivery of the first of the S-400 Triumf advanced missile defense systems it has ordered from Russia, there is an imminent threat of US sanctions under its order. strict CAATSA law that prohibits military purchases by those Washington sees as its enemies. However, two US senators have writing to Joe […]

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Here’s how the Victorian government’s proposed pandemic laws will work and what the experts are saying

When it comes to the new pandemic laws proposed by Victoria, there are very different views. Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley insists the legislation “consolidates this Victorian Parliament and public health response as the most accountable, transparent and public health-driven system in the Commonwealth”. Others disagree. Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy describes the proposed laws […]

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Victorian lawyers demand end to confidentiality agreements in sexual harassment cases

While contracts can protect a company’s commercial interests, keep cases out of court, and provide anonymity to plaintiffs and accused perpetrators, agreements can have perverse effects. Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, for example, bought the silence of the women he was accused of assaulting, using confidentiality clauses that prevented his conduct from being revealed. As […]

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PDP allows Ayu, Oyinlola, Ciroma and 24 others to participate in NWC elections (FULL LIST)

Former Senate Speaker Iyorchia Ayu, Former Osun State Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Former Oyo State Deputy Governor Taofeek Arapaja have been authorized by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) elections at the next national convention. A former minister of women’s affairs, Maryam Ciroma, and two former senators, Samuel […]

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Hospitalized Czech president shown on video as his office counteracts criticism

Czech President Milos Zeman attends his investiture ceremony at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, March 8, 2018, after being re-elected. REUTERS / David W Cerny / File Photo PRAGUE, October 21 (Reuters) – Assistants to Czech President Milos Zeman on Thursday showed video of him signing a decree to convene a new parliament while […]

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Somalia: Somalia’s lower house elections to start next week – PM Roble

Mogadishu – Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said on Sunday that the election for members of the lower house of parliament will begin next week. The breakaway region of northwest Somaliland is expected to elect 46 lawmakers, Prime Minister Roble said. He said he agreed with the leaders of Somaliland’s political groups in Mogadishu […]

Upper house

Prison sentence to be finalized for former Japanese justice minister for buying votes

A three-year prison sentence for former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai for buying votes for his wife in the 2019 upper house election is expected to be finalized as he intends to drop his appeal in this high-profile case, said a source familiar with the matter. Tuesday. Former justice minister Katsuyuki Kawai was sentenced to three […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterates commitment to resolve Kuril Islands dispute with Russia

Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterated to resolve disputed island issue with Russia very soon, news agency said Sputnik reported Wednesday. According to reports, the prime minister’s statement came during a hearing in the upper house of the Japanese parliament. Quoting Kishida, the news agency said Japan has been consistent with its position […]

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Western Australia plans to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for teachers

School teachers could be the next target group for mandatory coronavirus vaccinations in Western Australia in a bid to accelerate the state’s rollout. Education Minister Sue Ellery said the idea was being considered by the state government amid concerns over the highly infectious Delta strain. “In Victoria and New South Wales, they’ve imposed it, and […]

Upper house

Voluntary assisted dying bill: New South Wales is the only state to have laws on voluntary euthanasia yet

New South Wales politicians will consider whether terminally ill people should be able to end their own life as a new voluntary assisted dying bill is introduced in parliament this week. NSW is the only state still legalizing assisted dying after a bill in 2017 was defeated in the Upper House by a vote. New […]

Upper house

Poland’s decision raises fears of leaving the EU

BRUSSELS – Senior officials from two founding members of the European Union on Friday expressed fears that a Polish decision challenging the supremacy of EU laws could trigger the country’s exit from the 27-country bloc. France’s European Minister Clément Beaune insisted that the ruling handed down by the Polish Constitutional Court on Thursday was an […]

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Victorian MPs set to challenge ‘antidemocratic’ vaccine mandate as opposition declares support

Loading Mr Limbrick said the government was using the mandate to reduce the number of MPs likely to vote against an upcoming emergency powers bill that would give it the legal capacity to enforce many public health rules. “I think this is one of the most undemocratic things I have ever seen,” he said. “If […]

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Mixed reaction to the publication of the EIA of the Warragamba dam | Advertiser Wollondilly

West Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres welcomed the release of the document, which is thousands of pages long. “This is an important step in the delivery of the elevation of the Warragamba dam wall,” he said. “It is a complete, if not exhaustive, environmental impact statement.” Interested locals have until November 12 to review the documents […]

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Government presents rehabilitation plan for residents of flood-affected areas | Latest India News

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Wednesday that the government was working on a rehabilitation program for people living in flood-affected areas of the city. Speaking to reporters in Bangalore, Bommai also said that a task force has also been set up to repair potholes in the city. “There are at least two or […]

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Mitt Romney to Join GOP Flibuster Against Debt Ceiling Vote: “We’re All Together”

Senator Mitt Romney has said he will back Republicans in the upper house by obstructing a vote to raise the debt ceiling, as the GOP’s standoff with Democrats deepens over the prospect of a unprecedented government default. The stakes could not be higher before the Senate vote scheduled for Wednesday on whether to pass legislation […]

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Revision of the electoral law to monitor transparency, the Māori Roll is changing

The government is launching a major overhaul of the country’s electoral laws, including the voting age, three-year term, party funding and the “net-tail” rule. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone However, the review would not take into account changes to Maori seats, local elections, the change in the MMP system, or fundamental constitutional changes like becoming […]

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Oxley member Melinda Pavey names NSW Nationals leader after John Barliaro resigns

The NSW Nationals will meet to elect a new leader on Wednesday following the resignation of John Barilaro, with Water Minister Melinda Pavey confirming his candidacy. Melinda Pavey has been appointed head of the New South Wales Nationals following the resignation of John Barilaro, who would also see her become the state’s new Deputy Prime […]

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Russians are flocking to antibody testing; Limitation of the West Notes tool

By Daria Litvinova | Associated press MOSCOW – When Russians talk about the coronavirus over dinner or at hair salons, the conversation often turns to “antitela,” the Russian word for antibody – proteins produced by the body to fight infection. Even President Vladimir Putin brought them up this week in a conversation with his Turkish […]

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British society suffers from ‘amnesia’ over Anglo-Irish treaty, conference says

There is no “grievance story” in Britain following Irish independence, one historian has suggested. Professor Richard Toye said right-wing British historians and politicians who defend the Boer War could have ended up developing a grievance over the loss of most of Ireland in the same way loss of territory is treated in Hungary today. Much […]

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5 reports from various committees presented to the Senate

The chairman of various standing committees of the upper house presented five reports on Wednesday on drug control, information technology, telecommunications, federal education and vocational training, national heritage and culture and human rights. the man. ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – September 29, 2021): The chairman of various standing committees of the upper house […]

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Chile moves towards decriminalization of elective abortion

Published on: 09/28/2021 – 9:28 PMAmended: 09/28/2021 – 9:26 PM Santiago (AFP) Chile’s lower house of Congress on Tuesday approved a bill to decriminalize abortion within 14 weeks of pregnancy, a major step towards legalizing a procedure still permitted in a handful of Latin American countries. The proposal has yet to be approved by Chile’s […]

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Switzerland massively reaffirms marriage equality in national / LGBTQ nation referendum

The flag of Switzerland (left) and the country’s largest city, Zurich (right) waving a pride flag in the city center on September 4, 2021.Photo credit: Robert Buchel / Shutterstock In a nationwide referendum on marriage equality held today, called “Marriage for All,” Swiss citizens voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages and equal heterosexual […]

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Russia interested in continued relations with Germany, says senator – Russian Politics & Diplomacy

MOSCOW, September 24./TASS/. Russia wants to maintain the continuity of its relations with Germany after the parliamentary elections in this country, the vice-president of the Council of the Federation (upper house) Konstantin Kosachev told the Rossiya-24 television channel on Friday. “As for the outcome of these elections from the point of view of Russian-German relations […]

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Somaliland protests election of representatives to Somali Senate

By ABDULKADIR KHALIF Somaliland, the self-proclaimed independent region of Somalia, has rejected plans to elect Senate representatives to represent it in the federal parliament, even as officials said the vote would continue. On Wednesday, the region said it was not interested in having representatives in the Somali parliament and warned Somali politicians to stop spreading […]

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Richardson: The Strange and Rapid Death of SA’s ICAC

The end came quickly for the great ICAC experiment in South Australia. Ann Vanstone in front of parliament this week. Photo: Tony Lewis / InDaily Indeed, the strangest thing about the bizarre death of state independent anti-corruption watchdog Mark One was the unseemly haste with which it was ultimately dispatched. There were other strange things […]

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Commentary: equality is not defined in the government’s mandate | Weekly farm

Martin Aldridge, The Nationals WA, MLC Agricultural Region ‘NOT on our agenda’ – the words repeated over and over again by Prime Minister Mark McGowan and Labor on electoral reform ahead of the March elections, which ultimately resulted in full Labor control over both houses of the United Nations. Parliament. And yet, weeks after the […]

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Speaker of the upper house seeks to promote Russia’s positions at PACE, European conference – Russian Politics & Diplomacy

MOSCOW, September 22. / TASS /. Senators hope to advance Russian positions on the world stage after the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the European Conference of Speakers of Parliament, Federation Council President Valentina said on Wednesday Matviyenko. “We will continue our work in the area of ​​parliamentary […]

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Bengal BJP Won’t Challenge Rajya Sabha Poll: Suvendu Adhikari | Latest India News

Calcutta: West Bengal’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday decided not to challenge Rajya Sabha’s poll vote on October 4, a development that will pave the way for the candidate to be elected to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) without opposition . Last week, the TMC appointed Sushmita Dev, who recently joined the party after stepping […]