Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
No

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
No information available
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
No information available
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
No information available
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
No information available
Dates of the previous legislature
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Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation
Other

Notes: The upper house -- the ruling party has the majority

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: Constitution, article 45(2)

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
No information available
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
Other

Notes: Under the provisions of section 45 (2) of the Constitution, the Governor General can assent or withhold assent. However, there have been situations where the Governor General has withheld assent.

Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Not applicable

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

No information available

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No