International Program

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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 (Vic), 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:

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.

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. 

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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: