CCF – Powers of Parliament
This week Federal Liberal Party Parliamentarians held a meeting to work out how to proceed with legislation for same-sex marriage.
This week Greens Leader Richard Di Natale announced that the Greens Party would table, debate and vote on Charter of Rights legislation in the 45th Parliament.
A lot has happened in the defence and security space this week. On Monday it was announced by the Prime Minister that the defence force would more easily be able to be called into domestic terrorism incidents.
Here at CEFA we have recently written a couple of articles explaining the restrictions on government spending.
On Tuesday night at 7.30pm the Speaker of the House of the Representatives Tony Smith stated:
We had a fantastic discussion, with several hundred comments on social media following our article last Friday. We are pleased that so many people are interested in our Constitution. This is CEFA’s Constitutional ‘Forum’, in which we would like to promote a two way street.
Most of us would think that our country is called ‘Australia’. Although, with our penchant for shortening words, these days you often hear us being called ‘Straya’. But if you flip open a copy of our Constitution you’ll notice that our official country name is the ‘Commonwealth of Australia’.
On Friday 27 January, President Trump signed Executive Order 13769 which is titled ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States’. This Executive Order restricted people from seven countries from entering the United States.
Earlier this week one of the Bills used to trigger the double dissolution election passed the senate with amendments and the next day went back to the House who passed it in the same form as the Senate. It was then sent to the Governor-General who assented into law yesterday.
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