Senator Helen Kroger (Vic) and Senator Ursula Stephens (NSW) have participated as election observers for Nepal’s Constituent Assembly elections held on 19 November 2013.
An Australian parliamentary delegation has participated in the 129th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly held in Geneva in October 2013 which brought together representatives from 132 national parliaments from across the world. The Australian delegation was led by Senate President John Hogg (Qld) and included Bronwyn Bishop (Mackellar, NSW), representing the Speaker, and Senator Ursula Stephens (NSW). Prior to the assembly Senator Hogg undertook an official visit to Estonia.
President of the Senate John Hogg (Qld) led an Australian parliamentary delegation to Cyprus and Russia from 5 to 18 July 2013. The delegation included Senator Gary Humphries (ACT) who was deputy delegation leader, and Senators Catryna Bilyk and Helen Polley from Tasmania.
A parliamentary delegation from the People’s Republic of China visited Australia from 4 to 8 June 2013 as part of an annual exchange between the Australian Parliament and China’s National People’s Congress. During the visit the annual parliamentary dialogue between Australia and China was held, this year focusing on developments in the parliamentary and legal systems of the two countries, economic cooperation and trade, and people to people links.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Anna Burke conducted an official visit to Singapore and Vietnam from 20 to 24 May 2013. While in Vietnam the Speaker signed a parliamentary cooperation agreement between the Australian Parliament and the National Assembly of Vietnam, also signed by the President of the Senate in advance of the visit.
Members of the Parliamentary Service Commission of Tanzania visited Canberra on 18 and 19 April 2013 to examine and discuss services provided to federal parliamentarians in the course of carrying out their parliamentary duties.
Australian parliamentary delegations visited Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Zambia and ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) countries (Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia) during April 2013.
An Australian parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Anna Burke, participated in the 128th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly held in Quito, Ecuador, and undertook a visit to Paraguay from 21 March to 7 April 2013.
Incoming delegations and visits
Outgoing delegations and visits