Australia and worlds laziest parliament is in New South Wales

July 30th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, July 30 (ANI): If there is one dubious record that New South Wales would love to do without, it would be the label that it has Australia and the worlds laziest parliament.
According to news.com.au, the parliament in this Australian state sits less than parliaments in India and in some war-torn African countries.
NSW will sit for 48 days in 2008, while Piccoli claimed Victoria sat for 66 days a year, South Australia for 58, Western Australia 57, Tasmania 53 and Queensland 50.
The UK’’s Parliament sits 146 days of the year, South Africa 104, Kenya 88, Canada 135, US Congress 150 and India 81.
The opposition NSW Nationals are pushing to increase the number of sitting days, which they claim have been reduced by the State Government to escape scrutiny.
Nationals MP and Shadow Leader of the House, Adrian Piccoli, said a comparison of the state jurisdictions showed NSW was the lowest in the country, when comparing sitting days for both Houses of Parliament. (ANI)

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