January 17, 2018

2017 was a bumper year of parliamentary business, court battles, internal squabbles, jousting, brinkmanship, attempts to remove the President from office, dissolve Parliament and parliamentary inquiries, as the Parliamentary Monitoring Group saw it.

Here's Parliament's own report for the year. It's left out all the messy bits....but read for yourself and decide if your Parliament passed muster.

Some thirteen years after that first punch was thrown in the battle for party funding legislation, a new Political Party Funding Bill has been tabled in the National Assembly.

It’s a first for Parliament. Never before has a parliamentary committee had to conduct what amounts to a full-scale commission of inquiry.

It’s the stuff of Kafka short stories. Notes from the House has kept a diary, if for no other reason than to make sure we don't forget.

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