International Program

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Delegations

Deputy Speaker Bruce Scott (Maranoa, Qld) has led an Australian parliamentary delegation to Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Philippines as part of an annual parliamentary visit to member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The delegation included MPs Alan Griffin (Bruce, Vic) and Ken Wyatt (Hasluck, WA) as well as Senators Don Farrell (SA) and Helen Kroger (Vic). This year’s visit was particularly significant as 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Australia-ASEAN relations.

An Australian parliamentary delegation has participated in the 130th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland in March 2014 and has also undertaken a bilateral visit to the United Arab Emirates. The delegation to the IPU was led by Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Stephen Parry and included Senators Sue Boyce (Qld), Ursula Stephens (NSW) and Lin Thorp (Tas) and Member for Forrest (WA), Nola Marino. For more information on the IPU assembly including resolutions from it visit: www.ipu.org

An Australian parliamentary delegation, led by Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, participated in the 22nd Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and also conducted a bilateral visit to Mexico in January 2014. The delegation’s report is available here.

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.

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Connecting Parliaments

International links with other parliaments are important to the Australian Parliament. Those links help to promote understanding, sharing of knowledge and democratic development.

The Australian Parliament’s international program includes parliamentary visits, development programs and participation in international parliamentary associations.  The program is coordinated by the International and Community Relations Office.

Parliamentary strengthening

Parliamentary Associations

The Australian Parliament is a member of the following parliamentary associations: