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  • Parliament of Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Summary of codes of conduct in Australian parliaments ........................................................................ 3 Australian parliaments ............................................................................................................................. 3 Commonwealth parliament ................................................................................................................ 3 Ministerial code of conduct ........................................................................................................... 3 Post-separation employment ........................................................................................................ 5 Members of parliament code of conduct ...................................................................................... 6 Parliamentary Integrity Commissioner ........................................................................................
    Date: 24/05/2012 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/JABV6 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: MCKEOWN, Deirdre

  •     DECEMBER 6, 2011 PNG parliament votes to allow reserved seats for women Image source: United Nations Democracy Fund In a historic vote, the Parliament of Papua New Guinea has passed a bill allowing 22  parliamentary seats to be reserved for women MPs. On 23 November 2011, the Equality  and Participation Bill (or ‘Women’s Bill’) received 72 votes to two, with several members  abstaining and some absent. PNG has had four women Members of Parliament since the  country’s independence in 1975, and currently has only one woman MP—Dame Carol Kidu—who sponsored the Bill. In a recent ABC radio interview, the Queensland‐born MP  described the vote as ‘a real paradigm shift’ on the floor of the parliament, and noted that  the years of campaigning for change had helped to raise public consciousness of women’s  under‐representation in the country’s parliament. In a nation where violence against women  is endemic, Dame Carol cites international evidence to show that social issues gain priority  when more women are involved in making laws. The PNG parliament must now pass  enabling legislation that will determine the boundaries of the 22 electorates. The enabling  legislation, still to be introduced, will require 73 votes or two‐thirds of the parliament. According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s data, women comprised 19.3 per cent or less  than one‐fifth of all parliamentarians in the 188 national parliaments surveyed at the end of  September 2011. The figure for Pacific countries was even lower at 14.8 per cent. Given the  slow progress internationally, many countries have adopted some form of gender quota to  increase women’s representation in politics. The Quota Project, a global database of quotas  for women in politics, reports that about half of the countries of the world today use some  type of electoral quota system for women, including candidate quotas, reserved seats and  voluntary quotas for political parties. Different systems are preferred in different regions.  Reserved seats tend to be used in the Arab region, in South Asia and partly in Africa. Indigenous Maori people have had dedicated seats in the New Zealand Parliament for more  than 100 years. Indigenous Australians have unsuccessfully sought dedicated seats since  1938 when the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation presented a petition to Prime Minister  Joseph Lyons demanding representation in the national Parliament.  Reserved seats are an example of a quota system mandated by the constitution and/or law 
    Date: 06/12/2011 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1281569 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MCCANN, Joy

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Parliamentary Library Information, analysis and advice for the Parliament BACKGROUND NOTE www.aph.gov.au/library 22 March 2010, 2009-10 Parliamentary involvement in declaring war and deploying forces overseas Deirdre McKeown, Politics and Public Administration Section Roy Jordan, Law and Bills Digest Section Contents Introduction . .
    Date: 22/03/2010 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/5M8W6 - Source: BACKGROUND NOTE (RESEARCH... - Author: JORDAN, Roy - MCKEOW...

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Parliamentary Library Information, analysis and advice for the Parliament BACKGROUND NOTE www.aph.gov.au/library 19 November 2009, 2009-10 Parliamentary sitting days and hours 2008 Dr Nicholas Horne Politics and Public Administration Section Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . .
    Date: 19/11/2009 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/E59V6 - Source: BACKGROUND NOTE (RESEARCH... - Author: HORNE, Nicholas

  • Current Issues Brief No. 5 1999-2000 After the Elections, After East Timor: What's Next for Indonesia? ISSN 1440-2009  Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1999 Except to the extent of the uses permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form
    Date: 28/09/1999 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/Y8G06 - Source: CURRENT ISSUES BRIEFS (FO... - Author: SHERLOCK, Stephen

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