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What would change if morning prayer was removed from Parliament? Bastl F./Flickr In January, Greens Senator Richard di Natale sparked another round of the never-ending debate as to whether or not the Australian Parliament should open with prayer.
On the highest hill in Melbourne's central business district is one of the largest, most impressively appointed 19th-century civic buildings in Australia. The Roman Revival-style Parliament House was built in stages between 1856 and 1930, and its
Peter Costello, Mark Vaile, John Howard and, in the background, Kevin Rudd, at the Annual Service of Prayer and Worship to open the 2007 Parliamentary Year. Photo: Louie Douvis The Lord's Prayer in Federal Parliament is an anachronism, according to
The Australian Parliament is deadlocked on a bid by the government to increase the debt ceiling from A$300 billion to A$500 billion. The Greens have flagged a willingness to drop the ceiling entirely, in exchange for increased transparency on how
Professor Justin McCarthy's views on the genocide, in which more than one million people are believed to have died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923, have made him a controversial figure. The Labor backbencher who booked a room
Joe Hockey has been briefed from Warren Truss and Barnaby Joyce and Senator Fiona Nash he knows how the Nationals feel. Asked what he would do if the Treasurer approved the sale, Senator Williams said: That word if two letters I-F, it means a lot...
The Nationals oppose the private sector deal on the grounds it would place most of Australia's grain infrastructure in foreign hands. But Treasurer Joe Hockey has repeatedly used the election of a coalition government to assure global investors that
Naomi Mestrum Efi Stenzler, world chairman of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund, announced that he will convene an emergency meeting of his organization's international representatives following the beating of Australian emissary Shlomo
42 A Federal Labor MP has called for more public debate about Australians travelling to Syria to join the civil war. Michael Danby said up to 200 Australians are thought to be fighting in Syria. He said his concerns were heightened when he read an
Judy Mitchell Cabarita Prime Minister Tony Abbott must move quickly to assert his authority on the increasingly embarrassing issue of MPs' expenses. If he fails to do this he will condemn himself to a type of political water torture as the