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AllAfrica.com
Senate Passes Law Establishing Constitutional Review Commissionregulation and mandate of a special commission that will assist lawmakers in ca
Senate Passes Law Establishing Constitutional Review Commission
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 hours ago
regulation and mandate of a special commission that will assist lawmakers in carrying out studies that will guide the constitutional amendments. After the Bill was sent to Senate by the members of the Lower Chamber who initiated it, the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Campaigning-against-IslamistsEgypt’s remaining Islamist political parties. The immediate objective is to pre
Campaigning-against-Islamists
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 10 hours ago
Egypt’s remaining Islamist political parties. The immediate objective is to prevent Islamists from winning seats in the parliamentary elections expected before the end of this year. Last week, members of revolutionary groups and of the Tamarod... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Political-parties-disarrayThe Higher Elections Committee (HEC), the seven-member judicial body in charge
Political-parties-disarray
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 10 hours ago
The Higher Elections Committee (HEC), the seven-member judicial body in charge of supervising parliamentary polls, said on Sunday that it will announce a timetable for the vote by the end of this month. “HEC Chairman Ayman Abbas will announce the... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Mugabe to face parliamentary grillingEmmerson Mnangagwa and Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to block it
Mugabe to face parliamentary grilling
Mail & Guardian / Posted 11 hours ago
Emmerson Mnangagwa and Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to block it. “Mr Speaker, section 140 of the Constitution allows that the president comes to Parliament and interfaces with us and take questions on the State of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Understand the Importance of Dispute Resolution - Muturiaffect the passage of Bills. Muturi said this as the House leader of majority
We Understand the Importance of Dispute Resolution - Muturi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
affect the passage of Bills. Muturi said this as the House leader of majority Aden Duale noted that the effectiveness of parliamentary mandate lies with how the Houses of parliament work together. Speaking ahead of the fifth anniversary since... Read more
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Independent
Donors, fixers and expenses scandal MPs are among the latest peersof Lords but David Cameron appears intent on reducing their influence,” said Pr
Donors, fixers and expenses scandal MPs are among the latest peers
Independent / Posted 16 hours ago
of Lords but David Cameron appears intent on reducing their influence,” said Professor Meg Russell, deputy director of the Constitution Unit at University College London. “We need an immediate cap on the size of the chamber, a brake on prime... Read more
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iol.co.za
IEC to re-advertise vacancyCommission of South Africa (IEC) for better racial and gender representation.
IEC to re-advertise vacancy
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
Commission of South Africa (IEC) for better racial and gender representation. This comes as Parliament’s home affairs committee decided it could not recommend appointment to the IEC where the current four commissioners were all male and black,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Probe - Senators Walk Out EFCC OfficersA Senate committee yesterday walked out officials of the anti-graft agency, the
Probe - Senators Walk Out EFCC Officers
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
A Senate committee yesterday walked out officials of the anti-graft agency, the EFCC, from venue of hearing into alleged one trillion fraud against the agency's boss. Chief Executive officer of a civil society group, Panic Alert Security Systems... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Acid Test for Rushed Labour Lawlaw-making process. Employers last week told the Financial Gazette that they w
Acid Test for Rushed Labour Law
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
law-making process. Employers last week told the Financial Gazette that they were seeking legal counsel over potentially unconstitutional provisions in the proposed law they said could infringe on their rights and undermine their businesses. Now,... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Lawyers group, Bar Council to aid Bersih 4 participantsyesterday. The rally, organised by Bersih 2.0 is demanding reforms in the elec
Lawyers group, Bar Council to aid Bersih 4 participants
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 2 days ago
yesterday. The rally, organised by Bersih 2.0 is demanding reforms in the election system, governance, freedom to protest, parliamentary democracy and the economy. Meanwhile, Paulsen (pic, left) said the authorities, including the police and Kuala... Read more
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The Star
Rally will proceed as planned, says Maria Chinorganisation. The High Court, however, had declared Bersih as a lawful society
Rally will proceed as planned, says Maria Chin
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
organisation. The High Court, however, had declared Bersih as a lawful society in 2012. The Bar Council’s Human Rights Committee also said there was no such thing as an illegal rally any more. Its co-chair Andrew Khoo said: “The courts have... Read more
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Daily News
CBK, rise of the 'reformist'Kumaratunga heads the Office for National Unity. She is also now playing a lead
CBK, rise of the 'reformist'
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Kumaratunga heads the Office for National Unity. She is also now playing a leading role in the SLFP. And she chaired the Committee which drafted the MoU from their side. President Maithripala Sirisena and the former President Kumaratunga have a... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
ANC will cast out ‘demon of apartheid practices’ at universitiescondemn them in the strongest terms possible. Such practices are not line with
ANC will cast out ‘demon of apartheid practices’ at universities
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
condemn them in the strongest terms possible. Such practices are not line with the spirit and principles of our democratic Constitution‚ particularly its Bill of Rights‚ which prohibits inequality and discrimination. “We express an unequivocal... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Bar to hold EGM to debate alleged victimisation of A-G, 1MDB investigatorslast week. "The council resolved to hold one in view of the grave situation as
Bar to hold EGM to debate alleged victimisation of A-G, 1MDB investigators
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 3 days ago
last week. "The council resolved to hold one in view of the grave situation as the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution have been cast aside," he said. He said the council was obliged to act and make the stand of the Bar clear in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Oguttu's Pointless Oppositionsign of the confusion in the opposition side of parliament. The opposition's u
Oguttu's Pointless Opposition
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
sign of the confusion in the opposition side of parliament. The opposition's ugly performance during the debate on the Constitutional Amendment Bill has left many wondering whether the opposition will ever have a significant influence in... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Kit Siang stresses need for no-confidence vote against Najibtoday reiterated the need to table a no-confidence motion against Prime Ministe
Kit Siang stresses need for no-confidence vote against Najib
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 3 days ago
today reiterated the need to table a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Parliament. DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had assured yesterday that any... Read more
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Daily News
We have far more serious concerns than political rivalriesHindu in the Prime Minister’s office at Temple Trees on a wide range of issues,
We have far more serious concerns than political rivalries
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Hindu in the Prime Minister’s office at Temple Trees on a wide range of issues, including the project of working out a new Constitution for Sri Lanka, finding an enduring political solution to the Tamil question, and livelihood, development, and... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Philip Addison, Nii Tawiah give NPP ultimatumPolitics of Monday, 24 August 2015 Two defeated parliamentary aspirants of the
Philip Addison, Nii Tawiah give NPP ultimatum
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 4 days ago
Politics of Monday, 24 August 2015 Two defeated parliamentary aspirants of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Korley Klottey constituency, Philip Addison and Nii Adjei Tawiah, have given the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) a seven-day... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Public Protector to Boost Zambia's Governance ProfileZAMBIA is steadily moving onto a higher rung on the governance ladder by seekin
Public Protector to Boost Zambia's Governance Profile
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
ZAMBIA is steadily moving onto a higher rung on the governance ladder by seeking to introduce vital Constitutional offices in line with the principles of democracy. Part 18, Chapter 252 of the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Bill of 2015 has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
PF Endorses LunguTHE Patriotic Front (PF) Central Committee has endorsed President Edgar Lungu a
PF Endorses Lungu
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
THE Patriotic Front (PF) Central Committee has endorsed President Edgar Lungu as its candidate in next year's presidential election. The committee made the announcement after a PF Central Committee meeting held at State House in Lusaka yesterday... Read more
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New Kerala
'Special parliament session only after consensus on GST'GST' The Union government will convene a special session of parliament to pass
'Special parliament session only after consensus on GST'
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
GST' The Union government will convene a special session of parliament to pass the goods and services tax (GST) bill - a constitutional amendment - only after a consensus is achieved among all political parties, including the Congress and the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Role of the People in Making the Constitution WorkCentrality of the people in the constitution Perhaps no other constitution in
Role of the People in Making the Constitution Work
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Centrality of the people in the constitution Perhaps no other constitution in the world places the people as firmly at its centre as Kenya constitution. The preamble proclaims the people have adopted the constitution in pursuit of their "sovereign... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Sturgeon, Davidson and Dugdale prove women can make mark in governmentin 1915, for example, activists such as Mary Barbour were leading the way and h
Sturgeon, Davidson and Dugdale prove women can make mark in government
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 days ago
in 1915, for example, activists such as Mary Barbour were leading the way and helping people organise themselves into committees and resistance movements. In 1973, Women’s Aid groups in Glasgow and Edinburgh opened their first refuges for... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Women are continuing to lead the way in Scottish politicsin 1915, for example, activists such as Mary Barbour were leading the way and h
Women are continuing to lead the way in Scottish politics
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 days ago
in 1915, for example, activists such as Mary Barbour were leading the way and helping people organise themselves into committees and resistance movements. In 1973, Women’s Aid groups in Glasgow and Edinburgh opened their first refuges for... Read more
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The Hindu
N. Ram speaks Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tamil question, devolution and the 13th AmendmentHindu in the Prime Minister’s office at Temple Trees on a wide range of issues,
N. Ram speaks Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tamil question, devolution and the 13th Amendment
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
Hindu in the Prime Minister’s office at Temple Trees on a wide range of issues, including the project of working out a new Constitution for Sri Lanka, finding an enduring political solution to the Tamil question, and livelihood, development, and... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Nick Kotsopoulos: Silent protesters hope persistence brings actionpushing for some two years for the repeal of two provisions of the federal act
Nick Kotsopoulos: Silent protesters hope persistence brings action
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
pushing for some two years for the repeal of two provisions of the federal act which they contend infringes on residents' constitutional rights.They said those provisions allow for indefinite military detention — without charges, representation,... Read more
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TribLIVE
Egypt terrorism law rattles journalistsnews website. Belshy is a board member of Egypt's journalism trade group and de
Egypt terrorism law rattles journalists
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
news website. Belshy is a board member of Egypt's journalism trade group and deputy director of its press freedoms committee. Under the law, reporters could be fined 200,000 to 500,000 Egyptian pounds — about $25,000 to $64,000 — and be... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used forcethe country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonised the military by b
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used force
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
the country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonised the military by backing Suu Kyi's campaign to change the constitution, which grants unelected members of the armed forces a quarter of the seats in parliament. MILITARY ROLE That... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used forcethe country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonised the military by b
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used force
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 5 days ago
the country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonised the military by backing Suu Kyi's campaign to change the constitution, which grants unelected members of the armed forces a quarter of the seats in parliament. MILITARY ROLE That... Read more
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The Star
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used forcethe country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonised the military by b
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used force
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
the country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonised the military by backing Suu Kyi's campaign to change the constitution, which grants unelected members of the armed forces a quarter of the seats in parliament. MILITARY ROLE That... Read more
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Swissinfo
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used forcethe country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonised the military by b
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used force
Swissinfo / Posted 5 days ago
the country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonised the military by backing Suu Kyi's campaign to change the constitution, which grants unelected members of the armed forces a quarter of the seats in parliament. MILITARY ROLE That... Read more
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Reuters
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used forcethe country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonized the military by b
After failed attempts to remove rival, Myanmar's president used force
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
the country's leading presidential candidate. He antagonized the military by backing Suu Kyi's campaign to change the constitution, which grants unelected members of the armed forces a quarter of the seats in parliament. MILITARY ROLE That... Read more
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Sunday Observer
UPFA break-uplist, countering new UPFA General Secretary Professor Vishwa Warnapala. CBK lea
UPFA break-up
Sunday Observer / Posted 5 days ago
list, countering new UPFA General Secretary Professor Vishwa Warnapala. CBK leads national govt talks The SLFP Central Committee too was scheduled to meet on Thursday under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena at the party... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Failure of Land Law Reformturn have stymied reform through delaying tactics and sabotage. After adopting
The Failure of Land Law Reform
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
turn have stymied reform through delaying tactics and sabotage. After adopting a progressive National Land Policy and new constitution, Kenya missed a real opportunity to enshrine in law their radical principles for land reform. Land issues have... Read more
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asianage
CPA, not Pakistan, called off meet in IslamabadThe Commonwealth Parliamentary conference to be held in Islamabad was cancelled
CPA, not Pakistan, called off meet in Islamabad
asianage / Posted 6 days ago
The Commonwealth Parliamentary conference to be held in Islamabad was cancelled by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) on Wednesday, according to details available which contradict Pakistan’s claim that the decision was its own. The CPA... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
EFF Statement On Parliament Bouncers' Assault Dress RehearsalThe EFF has learnt that members of the new division of the Parliamentary Protec
EFF Statement On Parliament Bouncers' Assault Dress Rehearsal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
The EFF has learnt that members of the new division of the Parliamentary Protection Services specializing in bouncer functions is currently in a dress rehearsal on how they plan to assault members of the EFF during the questions session with Zuma... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The State and the EconomyMiliband has identified as government, the administration, the military, the ju
The State and the Economy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Miliband has identified as government, the administration, the military, the judicial branch sub-central government and parliamentary assemblies." It is pertinent to pose the question: State for whom? The 1999 Constitution of the Federal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Television Legislators, We Presume?instalment on this column about two years ago ruffled feathers when it raised t
Television Legislators, We Presume?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
instalment on this column about two years ago ruffled feathers when it raised the fact that some MPs were only attending parliamentary proceedings briefly just to mark themselves present before walking out within five minutes. By being marked... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Careful-choicesThe Higher Elections Committee (HEC) in charge of supervising parliamentary pol
Careful-choices
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
The Higher Elections Committee (HEC) in charge of supervising parliamentary polls held its first formal meeting on Sunday after changes to four laws were ratified, paving the way for the vote to be held. The committee has been meeting informally for... Read more
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The Hindu
Setback for Pakistan. as CPA cancels meetThe Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has cancelled its conference t
Setback for Pakistan. as CPA cancels meet
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has cancelled its conference to be held in Pakistan in September, after India protested against Islamabad’s decision not to invite the Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for the meeting. On... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Back-Dated' Changes to Zim Labour Laws Problematicthat other laws might now be changed and backdated, Ncube said that it could be
'Back-Dated' Changes to Zim Labour Laws Problematic
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
that other laws might now be changed and backdated, Ncube said that it could be argued under Zimbabwe's 2013 constitution that one can only be punished for breaching a law that is already in place. Ncube said: "When those who are... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bill Splits Business, Workersthe same rights as workers in the termination of contracts, nearly suffered a m
Bill Splits Business, Workers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
the same rights as workers in the termination of contracts, nearly suffered a major setback after an adverse report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee (PLC) led by Fortune Chasi. It, however, sailed through after legislators from both the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
EFF Statement On the Adoption of an Illegal Report By the Minister of Police On Nkandlacondemns Parliament for adopting the illegal report by the Minister of Police,
EFF Statement On the Adoption of an Illegal Report By the Minister of Police On Nkandla
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
condemns Parliament for adopting the illegal report by the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, which unlawfully and unconstitutionally reviewed the findings and remedial actions of the Public Protector on Nkandla corruption. The EFF wrote to... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Nkandla: Time for the courts to take overleader Mmusi Maimane addressed the media on the steps of the Western Cape High
Nkandla: Time for the courts to take over
Daily Maverick / Posted 8 days ago
leader Mmusi Maimane addressed the media on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. “After exhausting all parliamentary processes to hold the president to account for the theft of public funds at Nkandla, it has become necessary to... Read more
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asianage
‘Modi blocked GST for 3 years’Party. This means over 90 members in the House of 245 would oppose this bill un
‘Modi blocked GST for 3 years’
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
Party. This means over 90 members in the House of 245 would oppose this bill under one pretext or the other. Moreover, the constitution amendment bill cannot be passed in a joint sitting of Parliament. The Congress has also hit back at finance... Read more
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asianage
�Modi blocked GST for 3 years'Party. This means over 90 members in the House of 245 would oppose this bill un
�Modi blocked GST for 3 years'
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
Party. This means over 90 members in the House of 245 would oppose this bill under one pretext or the other. Moreover, the constitution amendment bill cannot be passed in a joint sitting of Parliament. The Congress has also hit back at finance... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Labour Bill Sails Through ParlyAmendment Bill without amendments after a protracted debate which saw the House
Labour Bill Sails Through Parly
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Amendment Bill without amendments after a protracted debate which saw the House overturning an adverse report issued by the Parliamentary Legal Committee. The Bill now awaits transmission to Senate tomorrow where MDC-T is expected to submit some... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
VPs Watch As Parly Fast-Tracks Labour Law Changespackages. A few proposed amendments by MDC-T MPs were blocked by their Zanu PF
VPs Watch As Parly Fast-Tracks Labour Law Changes
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
packages. A few proposed amendments by MDC-T MPs were blocked by their Zanu PF counterparts while advice by the Parliamentary legal committee (PLC) against retrospective application of the law was also rejected. "The (legal) committee... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Aboriginal recognition legislation to be passed in WAwill give Aboriginal people in WA the recognition they deserve. (ABC News: Andr
Aboriginal recognition legislation to be passed in WA
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
will give Aboriginal people in WA the recognition they deserve. (ABC News: Andrew O'Connor) Legislation amending the WA Constitution to recognise Aboriginal people as the first peoples of Western Australia is due to pass State Parliament. The... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Nkandla: Zuma's off the hook, for nowWith the adoption of the Nkandla ad hoc committee’s report in the National Asse
Nkandla: Zuma's off the hook, for now
Mail & Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
With the adoption of the Nkandla ad hoc committee’s report in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Minister Nathi Nhleko’s findings have been accepted by Parliament and the blame for the accelerated costs placed on officials and contractors. The... Read more
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