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Two British parliamentary by-elections will be held in October in a test of how Prime Minister Rishi Sunaks Conservatives fare in the partys heartland and whether opposition Labor is regaining support in Scotland.
The votes will decide replacements for two outgoing lawmakers and are seen as a key electoral test for both major parties ahead of a national election expected next year, with Labor currently ahead in the polls.
On October 19, Sunaks Conservatives will try to retain the seat of Mid Bedfordshire in south-east England, which was vacated by Nadine Dorries, who criticized Sunaks leadership when she formally stepped down last month.
Dorries, an ally of former prime minister Boris Johnson, had announced in June that she would step down but delayed her departure. Votes to replace Johnson, who also resigned as a lawmaker, and two other conservative lawmakers have already taken place.
In those July votes, Sunaks Conservatives lost two strategically important parliamentary seats, but unexpectedly retained Johnsons old constituency in a setback for Labour.
The second by-election to be held in October will be to replace a Scottish National Party (SNP) lawmaker who was kicked out of the party and removed by voters for breaking COVID lockdown rules.
Margaret Ferrier had represented Rutherglen and Hamilton West on the outskirts of Glasgow and the contest to replace her is likely to be held on October 5. The final decision on the date awaits approval from the local council. - Posted on : 09-September-2023
The question facing voters is whether to amend the constitution to recognize Australias indigenous peoples by introducing voting rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Australian Parliament has agreed to propose the addition of a new chapter, Chapter IX - Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to the Constitution. The chapter will contain a new section 129, which will read as follows:
129 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice
Recognizing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Peoples of Australia:
There must be a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice may submit proposals to Parliament and the Commonwealth Executive Government on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
Parliament shall have the power, subject to this Constitution, to make laws in relation to matters relating to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice, including its composition, functions, powers and procedures.
If you receive a ballot for a referendum, you must write "yes" if you agree with this proposed change to the Constitution, or you must write "no" if you disagree. - Posted on : 09-September-2023
“People were let off the leash,” says Thomas Mayo quietly, swiping through screenshots.
Racist memes appear on his phone depicting Aboriginal Australians as “gribbers,” “wife beaters,” and “primitives.”
Then personal threats appear, accusing him of “covering up for evil.”
Mayo is one of the public faces of the Yes campaign in Australias historic parliamentary referendum vote on October 14.
If successful, the vote would change the countrys constitution for the first time in 46 years and create a body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to advise the government on policy issues affecting their communities.
Opinion polls had long shown support for the change, but now they suggest the no vote is ahead.
Although some claim the shift reflects public sentiment, yes activists blame it on an ecosystem of disinformation - which they say is led by people in the no camp and "amplified" by suspicious reports on social media.
Independent experts say the “most damaging” and widespread falsehoods online relate to race “like wildfire.”
Amid all the noise is growing concern for the mental health of First Nations communities, which is at the center of an increasingly contentious debate.
And questions are being raised again about whether Australia is ready to deal with the open wounds at the heart of its nation. - Posted on : 07-September-2023
The New Zealand Electoral Commission on Monday urged voters to register as soon as possible to cast their votes in the 2023 general election on October 14. Currently, 89 percent of eligible voters are registered, said Anusha Guler, the election commissioner of the Election Commission. The deputy chief of operations urges those who have not yet signed up to act now, Xinhua news agency reports. New Zealand uses the mixed proportional representation system to elect its parliament. In this system, the government is usually formed by two or more parliamentary political parties. New Zealand citizens or permanent residents aged 18 years or older who have lived in New Zealand for 12 months or more continuously at any time in their lives are eligible to vote. The upcoming election will determine the makeup of New Zealands 54th Parliament. Voters will elect 120 members to New Zealands unicameral House of Representatives under the Mixed Member Proportional Electoral (MMP) system, a proportional representation system in which 72 members are elected from individual voters and 48 members are elected from closed party lists. In the 2020 election, the center-left Labor Party, led by former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, won an absolute majority in Parliament. This was the first time that a party under MMP was able to form a government without relying on the support of another party. - Posted on : 06-September-2023