EFF’s bill on Parliament relocation to Tshwane must be debated first before referral | The Citizen

A Private Member’s Bill on the relocation of Parliament could be referred to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure. Secretary to the National Assembly, Masibulele Xaso told the Programming Committee during a meeting on Thursday, that the bill has to be debated in the National Assembly before it is sent to the relevant parliamentary committees. “At … Read more

NCOP to refer Electoral Amendment Bill back after proposing more changes | The Citizen

The Electoral Amendment Bill is expected to be referred back to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs before it is sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa for approval. The bill is currently before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) after MPs in the National Assembly voted in favour of passing the legislation last month. Amendments NCOP’s Select Committee … Read more

More Than ‘Don’t Say Gay’: Proposed National Bill is Latest Move in LGBTQ+ Rights Fight

This story first appeared in The 19th Over 30 House Republicans are backing a bill that seeks to ban federally funded institutions from promoting material acknowledging gender identity, gender dysphoria, transgender people and sexual orientation when such topics would reach children under 10 years old.  The bill labels such information about LGBTQ+ people as “sexually-oriented material,” … Read more

People ‘should definitely be worried’ about Electoral Amendment Bill – analysts | The Citizen

Voters are not going to be able to choose the president, or even someone to represent their local interests, because parliament has shot down a Bill which might have provided for “ground-breaking change in the electoral system”. One of the original drafters of the Electoral Amendment Bill, Build One South Africa (Bosa) leader Mmusi Maimane, … Read more

ANC changes its stance on Electoral Amendment Bill | The Citizen

It appears the African National Congress (ANC) has had a change of stance over its support for the controversial Electoral Amendment Bill before Parliament. Electoral Amendment Bill The amendment bill is headed to the National Assembly (NA) for consideration after parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Wednesday adopted its report on the bill. It was … Read more

BILLY IDOL Adds KILLING JOKE To The Bill For His Roadside Tour From 13th October | XS Noize | Online Music Magazine

Credit: John Patzer Billy Idol is bringing his The Roadside Tour 2022 to the UK from 13th October. Killing Joke are delighted to be announced as special guests for the tour, after Television were forced to make a late withdrawal, alongside Billy’s other tour guest Toyah. Television are disappointed to announce: “Unfortunately, due to illness, … Read more

Conservative MP’s bill on conscience rights for doctors fails, Poilievre votes to support – National | Globalnews.ca

Nearly all Conservative members of Parliament voted for a bill they say would protect the conscience rights of health professionals when it comes to medical assistance in dying. The private member’s bill was defeated in the House of Commons Wednesday by a vote of 203 to 115, despite getting support from most Tories, including their … Read more

Money From the Anti-Gun Violence Bill Will Go Toward Improving Student Mental Health

To address worsening mental health among young people across the country, the Biden administration will allocate more than $300 million in grants and awards for youth mental health services, funding the effort in part through the anti-gun violence bill passed by Congress in June. According to ABC News, the Department of Education and the Department … Read more

A New Bill Would Reserve $100 Million to Help Heal Survivors of Police Violence

Experiencing police brutality can be traumatic. One study published in 2020 found that survivors of police violence can experience trauma that’s distinct from that caused by other kinds of violence. Another found that the impact goes beyond just the survivors — young people in a community where police killed someone can experience negative outcomes, specifically … Read more

Parliament receives more submissions on ‘fundamentally flawed’ Electoral Amendment Bill | The Citizen

Members of Parliament (MPs) will deliberate on the latest submissions received regarding the Electoral Amendment Bill. Earlier this month, the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs called for additional public submissions on the revised Bill after having previously held provincial public hearings in March. With the two-week window having closed last Friday, the committee has received … Read more