Annastacia Palaszczuk is a premier on the ropes and the punches keep coming
By Jessica van Vonderen
As a state government, sometimes a good old-fashioned fight with the feds can pay off politically, especially in a parochial state like Queensland, writes Jessica van Vonderen.
Fake news and personal attacks: How the political right took down Europe’s #green agenda
When Sarah Wiener, an organic farmer and celebrity chef, moved to Brussels in 2019 to represent her native #Austria in the #EU #European #Parliament, little did she anticipate that her career move would put a target on her back.
EU Council and Parliament Reach Agreement on Cyber Resilience Act – Source: www.infosecurity-magazine.com https://ciso2ciso.com/eu-council-and-parliament-reach-agreement-on-cyber-resilience-act-source-www-infosecurity-magazine-com/ #rssfeedpostgeneratorecho #InfoSecurityMagazine #InfosecurityMagazine #CyberSecurityNews #parliament #Council
Follow our live coverage of the Winter Parliament Session 2023, where Day 1 includes the tabling of the Ethics Panel Report on Mahua Moitra in Lok Sabha. Stay updated with the latest political developments
#Parliament #StormyWinterSession #Cards #BJP #Mahua #EthicsPanelIssue
#Parliament's #Treasury Select Committee on a #UK central bank digital #currency. It sounds like nobody really knows what it is and why we would need it. Perhaps #government attention should be elsewhere, like access to #banks, dealing with customers being defrauded by #scammers, and shutting down #environmentally disastrous #cryptocurrency.
#Parliament #WinterSession2023: शीतकालीन सत्र पहले के केंद्र सरकार ने आज बुलाई सर्वदलीय बैठक, इस बार दो दिन पहले बुलाई गई यह बैठक, जानिए वजह
#WinterSession #ParliamentSession #AllParyMeeting #MahuaMoitra #BJP #Modi #RahulGandhi #RajnathSingh #Kharge #dwsa
🚨 #HongKong’s largest national security trial began final arguments on Wed (Nov 29). The police have charged 47 #pro-democracy individuals with "conspiracy to subvert state power" based on their intention to win a majority of seats in the #parliament. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/29/closing-arguments-begin-in-trial-of-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists https://nitter.hongkongers.net/thecfhk/status/1730536132507525380#m
It is nice to see some improvement at least...
「Four key graphic takeaways from AG Maluleke’s report on South Africa’s audit outcomes
“The number of clean audits has increased quite significantly, and I think that’s quite important,” Maluleke said while tabling the 2022/23 general report for national and provincial departments, their entities and legislatures to #Parliament’s standing committee on the AG on Wednesday.
Overall, the audit outcomes of both departments and public entities improved and more auditees improved their audit outcomes each year of the administrative term than regressed. A total of 37 auditees (9%) showed a net improvement in their audit outcomes in 2022/23 — the biggest movement over the four-year period, according to Maluleke’s report.
Provincial governments showed a net improvement of 44 (27%). The national government showed a net improvement of 34 (15%).」
While St-Onge is expected 2 soon speak 2 this "path forward" during #Parliament Hill press conference, sources had previously confirmed 2 #CTV News that agreement will see #tech giant continue 2 share Canadian #news content, & in return Google will make $100 million in annual payments 2 news companies»
In my home country
I would be considered a #Republican
in #America a #Democrat
if I were an #American citizen
(forced to vote Republican) I would definitely vote for #ChrisChristie
I would not vote EVER for a criminal crook (#Trump) who reneges his ON oath.
IMPOSSIBLE to believe a single word that comes out of that filthy mouth.
the people who support him in #Parliament and #Senate
have proven to be a bunch of incompetents
who lie without even taking a moment to breath.
One #Australia state legislature- Victoria - achieves gender parity among MPs for the first time
There were 64 women and 64 men in Victorian parliament’s lower and upper houses.”
Nationals take action against official after MP accuses her of 'nasty' delivery to his home
By Hamish Cole
The federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee, has told parliament a package containing an "insulting" and "threatening" message was delivered to his home last week, with the alleged sender admitting it "when confronted by police".
“Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples” by Parliament (1975)
After much scrolling through #Parliament in my feed, but never finding what I was really looking for…
What a slab of wax!
George Clinton. Bootsy Collins. Fred Wesley. Maceo Parker. Gary Shider. Michael and Randy Brecker. Glen Goins. Bernie Worrell. Tiki Fulwood. And on and on and on…
🎶 Gaga goo ga, gaga goo ga, gaga goo ga ga 🎶
The Prime Minister told Parliament that Cabinet Ministers must act with discipline and follow Government policy.
He said that any Cabinet Minister who does not follow Government policy must resign or can be sacked.
He recalled that the United National Party (UNP) had sacked senior Ministers Gamini Dissanayake… https://colombogazette.com/2023/11/28/pm-defends-sacking-cabinet-ministers/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
I spoke to a Member of the #UK #Parliament two weeks ago, & he told me MPs in constituencies with small #Muslim populations have bulging email inboxes from constituents who're sickened by the incessant bombing of #Gaza.
This goes way beyond it being a #Muslim issue, as the marches across the globe have proved.
"Appointed for another term as #Poland ’s prime minister by President Andrzej Duda, Mateusz Morawiecki will take the oath with his minority #government on Monday, a presidential official confirmed, meaning the likely PiS government risks losing a vote of confidence in #parliament."
'Fitting replacement': Liberal moderate Dave Sharma selected to take Marise Payne's Senate seat
NSW Liberal Party members have selected moderate Dave Sharma to take Marise Payne's Senate seat, edging out favourite Andrew Constance.
At the time #PierrePoilievre uttered "terrorist attack" in #Parliament, CTV had not yet mentioned those two words together. By saying he got his info from #CTV, #PeterHairHare sought to hide the fact he got his information from.... wait for it.... #FOXnews
Star Child here, with #276 entry on the #RollingStone Greatest Albums list (2012), #Parliament's 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. This was P-Funk's first Platinum album, released in 1975. It solidified their persona as Black space hippies that continues to this day. It's a blast. It's also very strange. #music
Between crises at home and abroad, the government is striving to show it's hard at work. You just have to sort through the chaff
By Laura Tingle
Between Australia's economic situation and the crisis in the Middle East, there has been a growing sense that the government is not in control of events — and it's throwing out lots of chaff, writes Laura Tingle.
Thinktank says £20bn package of tax cuts would be mostly funded by deep reductions in #PublicSpending planned from 2025
#Households to be £1,900 poorer by end of this #parliament – economists
Did Green Party ‘hit list’ of MPs who didn’t vote for Gaza ceasefire really endanger them? | Vox Political
The only thing they were really afraid of, was the prospect of being booted out of their jobs for life gig
"A Labour motion calling for humanitarian pauses in the Israel-Hamas war has been defeated in the Commons, with frontbenchers resigning to vote for a ceasefire. Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak has said he will press on with the Rwanda policy after the Supreme Court ruled it was unlawful."
Can the UK parliamentary system get any more ludicrous?
"MPs won’t be able to hold the new foreign secretary, former prime minister David Cameron, to account. It’s true that most MPs will not be able to question Cameron directly in the House of Commons, because he will sit in the House of Lords. Instead, he will be represented in the Commons by junior minsters from the department."
#UK #UKpolitics #parliament #Sunak #reshuffle #davidcameron
Grit and glamour: how Mahua Moitra shook up the misogyny and hypocrisy of Indian politics
A divorcee who likes a glass of wine and a pair of Ferragamo shoes, the opposition MP has become a target for character assassination for Narendra Modi’s conservatives. But she hits back twice as hard.
Scalia started this train of so-called Originalism. It's now headed for a Bronze Age brick wall. I want a new Constitution. Stat! #NewUSConstitution #Bruen #NRA #Parliament
“Some trade experts said joining the bloc would harm the UK’s ability to rejoin the EU at a later date, arguing that harmonising trade rules with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership countries would drive a wedge between Brussels and London.”
That’s rather the Tories’ point, isn’t it?
“One mooted change that was not included in the speech was a ban on tents for homeless people, a measure that was reported over the weekend but triggered a backlash even from Conservative backbenchers.”
Yeah, because even Tories know that homelessness isn’t a lifestyle choice, Cruella.
New book published by UCL Press: "Parliament Buildings: The Architecture of Politics in Europe", co-edited by Sophia Psarra, Uta Staiger and Claudia Sternberg.
I've contributed a chapter called "Degrees of opposition and cooperation: how seating plans and parliament layouts reflect and give rise to political cultures"
The book is available as a free PDF #OpenAccess
🧵 3/3: The #FreePalestine rally in #London ended by in #Parliament square and it was poignant to see #Mandela's statue reminding us why #noJusticeNoPeace. After #JeremyCorbyn made his empassionate speech (something morally bankrupt #KeirStarmer could only dream of), he was mobbed by a thankful crowd. People know & respect it was #Corbyn's unwavering support for the #Palestinian cause that got him ostracised in the #Labour party (under fabricated #antisemitism)
Rachel Reeves is the current Shadow Chancellor in the UK Parliament. However, her latest book has been embroiled in a plagiarism scandal.
As usual these days, Pollievre Conservatives make a mockery of themselves.
The Supreme Court delivered its much awaited #marriageequality #judgement today by saying the #law can only be #changed by the #Parliament. What does this mean for #queer #rights? #FayeDSouza speaks to #Senior #Advocate of the #SupremeCourt, #SanjayHegde about what this #judgement means.
#India's #SupremeCourt has said it cannot #legalize #samesexmarriage, saying the #decision must rest with #parliament. However, the #court said #society has a #duty to "#safeguard the #rights" of the #LGBTQ #community.
#blaineHiggs is set to use this session in #parliament to create chaos, then use that chaos he's created as blame on his caucus, and the reason to call the early election we all know he's going to call.
Meanwhile, he's holding the entire legislature hostage, preventing the cabinet's from doing any actual work for the province.
Let's #VOTE these right-wing, big-oil, USA-Christian, trans/indigenous/french-hating wealth-addicts OUT!
Marcia Langton: ‘Whatever the outcome, reconciliation is dead’
"As the late Patrick Wolfe phrased it, “settler colonizers come to stay: invasion is a structure not an event.” Settler colonialism as a “structure not an event” captures the idea that settler colonial invasion of Indigenous lands should not be contained as a phenomenon of the past, but rather is continually reproduced throughout the history and present of settler societies..."
Australians reject Indigenous recognition via Voice to Parliament, referendum set for defeat
In a new Social Science History article Daniel Scott Smith uses natural language processing of Parliamentary debates to argue the diffusion of functionalist social theory created the context allowing British political elites to promote mass schooling. Open access!
@socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @economics @edutooters @edutooter #history #histodons #education #Britain #epistemology #SocialTheory #NLP #Parliament
Language policy in the Belgian Senate.
In this parliamentary committee room (for institutional reforms) there’s live interpreting for the two main national languages: Dutch and French.
But on the microphones the instructions are written down in neither language, but in English (which has no legal status as a language in Belgium).
(I love it.)
Muslim MP insulted in India’s parliament calls out BJP hate | Al Jazeera Newsfeed
Explosions and gunfire hit Turkish capital | AJ #shorts
The National Centre for #Truth and #Reconciliation and the #Aboriginal Peoples Television Network will host a 90-minute multilingual #commemoration event on #Parliament Hill Sept. 30, the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
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🗳️ Thirteen candidates are standing in Mid Bedfordshire, and nine in Tamworth.
👀 Take a look at the candidates on #WhoCanIVoteFor
Statement by Prime Minister #JustinTrudeau just moments ago:
«Welcome to #Canada’s #Parliament, President #Zelensky. Here, like in your #VerkhovnaRada, we’re committed to protecting and promoting #democracy. We’ll continue to do that with you, as you defend your own – with humanitarian, military, and financial assistance.»
"The greatest risk is that large language models act as a form of ‘shock doctrine’, where the sense of world-changing urgency that accompanies them is used to transform social systems without democratic debate."
My evidence to the House of Lords Communications and Digital Select Committee inquiry on Large Language Models https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/124038/pdf/ #ai #uk #regulation #shockdoctrine #llm #parliament
I attended the counter protest in downtown Ottawa today, I couldn't stay for the whole time because I have more interviews to do with the national art gallery.
I got a quick interview in this video with local NDP MPP Joel Harden
My evidence to the House of Lords Communications and Digital Select Committee inquiry on Large Language Models has been published on the UK parliamentary website. TL;DR LLM adoption is operating as a 'shock doctrine' beyond regulatory restraint. https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/124038/pdf/ #ai #llm #uk #parliament #regulation
Politicians showing they know nothing about how online security actually works.
Who could have predicted
"#RishiSunak is now breaking openly with the all-party agreement dating back to 2008, which led to the set up of the world’s first #climatechange committee of #parliament… this will be another stranded asset.
"The public will surely see this as a desperate act of electioneering, putting our future at severe risk. Britain can no longer claim to be leading on the climate crisis and that is shameful."
#GretaThunberg travelled to the UK today to protest against the exploitation of the #Rosebank #oil field, off the coast of #Scotland.
Rosebank is almost 3 times the size of #Cambo - the #oilfield that people coming together have successfully stopped in 2021.
The #UK #parliament has deferred debating the licensing of the #oilrig to after recess, Sept 4th. It is therefore perfect timing now for #climateaction & sign the #petition https://www.change.org/p/tell-the-uk-government-to-stop-new-oil-and-gas-fields?redirect=false #EndFossilFuels #stopRosebank
I've had a dream..... the next #election produces a radically hung #parliament, and @CarolineLucas rides out of retirement to head up a green-focussed, socially progressive alliance of the willing from each of the parties..... but then I woke up, and thought, that's not only not going to happen, there's a significant part of the political class that work so hard for it not to happen they'd rather the country burnt to the ground...
so that's what DJing tonight will take my mind off!
Sandi Toksvig notes that "[t]here are only two countries in the world where representatives of the state religion automatically get a seat in the legislature: the UK and Iran."
She thinks it's time for the UK to remove the Anglican bishops from parliament. When the bishops have used their votes to try to block the advance of LGBTQ rights, she notes that giving them automatic seats in parliament has practical consequences for everyone.
#Tory #MP Bob Stewart hid directorship of a foreign defence company controlled by a controversial Azerbaijani businessman while sitting on #Parliament’s #defence committee.
425 votes in favour, 38 against, 42 abstentions
Just finished this, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the UK parliamentary system and UK democracy. It’s a very readable deep dive into what does and doesn’t work at the moment (only published last month), and although it’s depressing along the way, it points to some relatively straightforward fixes at the end. We can change this if we choose. Read it and tell your MP! #books #democracy #Parliament
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQIA #Africa #Uganda #Religion #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Homophobia #Transphobia #EmptyThePews #ExportingHate https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/02/uganda-parliament-passes-anti-lgbtq-bill
Westminster Hall is the oldest surviving part of the medieval Palace of Westminster, now part of the UK parliament buildings. Built in 1097 under King William II, for a time it was the largest hall in Europe.
From 1393 on, the original, probably pillar supported roof, was replaced by a hammerbeam roof designed by the royal carpenter Hugh Herland.
I usually follow back, & really appreciate/often fb boosters.
"#French #President #EmmanuelMacron imposed a highly unpopular bill raising the #retirement age from 62 to 64 on Thursday by shunning #parliament and invoking a special #ConstitutionalPower.
#Lawmakers were shouting, their voices shaking with emotion as Macron made the risky move, which is expected to trigger quick motions of no-confidence in his government. #Crowds gathered and #riot #police vans zoomed by outside the #NationalAssembly, their sirens wailing."
In light of the #BBC kicking #GaryLinekar off the air for a tweet which dared to criticise a government minster's framing of current asylum policies, perhaps this would be a good time to sign a petition calling for all appointments to roles like head of the BBC to be made by an independent body.
In Rishi #Sunak's statement to #parliament on the #Windsor agreement with the #EU, he states "#NorthernIreland’s businesses have continued access to the EU market, as they requested". People in #Scotland, who voted decisively Remain, are entitled to ask #Tory politicians and candidates why we can't have that
It includes music from the last #PopQuiz songs from married couples in bands #ArcadeFire #TheWhiteStripes #FleetwoodMac #Low + a gaggle of tunes from bands that are 'collective nouns for birds' #Parliament #Cast #TheFall #ThisIsTheKit #GangofFour #TheMurderCapital #FlockofSeagulls
Please take a listen, follow & boost if that's your bag
It’s troubling to learn that because we’ve underfunded #Parliament over the years, they’ve reached the point where they say they can no longer afford to continue with radio broadcasts.
Radio is available to most, it’s cheap to consume, portable, available to those who are confronting natural disasters, and easy to use by those who struggle with technology.
It’s fundamental to a well-functioning democracy that we all can monitor the performance of those we have elected to represent us.
If no one beats me to it, I’m going to start a Parliamentary petition calling for sufficient funding for the radio broadcasts to continue. This is an essential service.
Details of the move are in this piece from RNZ.