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  • Injunction filed in local government election lawsuit

    AN emergency application has been filed for injunctive relief as part of the legal challenge of the Government’s decision to proclaim parts of the recently passed Local Government Reform Act. The act allows the delaying of local government elections by a year, which the government has said it wants to do. On Monday, attorneys for activist Ravi Balgobin-Maharaj filed the application in the High Court. It seeks to restrain all councillors and aldermen elected in the December 2, 2019, local...

    Trinidad and Tobago Newsday
  • The House of Representatives can continue to pass laws until the next election

    The House of Representatives election will be repeated in February. But what will happen in Parliament until then? A report by the Scientific Parliamentary Service comes to the conclusion that laws can continue to be passed – with certain restrictions. Despite the judgment of the Constitutional Court, the Berlin House of Representatives will remain largely […]

    Globe Echo
  • Democratic Front calls for civil unrest until local government elections

    THE Trinidad and Tobago Democratic Front party has called on the government to call local government elections when they are due. The elections would have been constitutionally due between December 2022 and March 2023, but Local Government and Rural Development Minister Faris Al-Rawi has called for the term of local government to be extended for a year. Under the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Act 2020, the terms of all councillors and aldermen currently in office could now...

    Trinidad and Tobago Newsday
  • NSW Government rushes new data breach law through parliament

    NSW became the first Australian state or territory to introduce a mandatory scheme for its government agencies to respond to data breaches, after new laws passed parliament last night.

    The Echo
  • Russian parliament passes law banning 'LGBT propaganda' among adults

    MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT lifestyle almost impossible. Under the new law, which still needs the approval of the upper house of parliament and President Vladimir Putin, any action or information that is considered an attempt to promote homosexuality - whether in public, online, or in films, books or advertising -...

    freerepublic.com
  • Russia's Parliament Passes Law Banning 'LGBT Propaganda' Among Adults

    Russia's parliament on November 24 passed the third and final reading of a law that expands an existing ban on promoting "LGBT propaganda" to children by banning it among people of all ages.

    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
  • Russia's parliament passes law banning 'LGBT propaganda' among adults

    Russia's parliament on Thursday passed the third and final reading of a law that expands an existing ban on promoting "LGBT propaganda" to children by banning it among people of all ages.

    Reuters