In February, the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand (DANZ) visited Australia. The delegation was led by Ms Ulrike Müller, Chair of the Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand, and accompanied by the Ambassador of the European Union, His Excellency Dr Michael Pulch.
In February, the President of the House of Representatives in Cyprus, His Excellency Mr Dimitris Syllouris and his delegation visited Australia as guests of the Australian Parliament. The delegation was accompanied by the High Commissioner of Cyprus, Her Excellency Mrs Martha Mavrommati.
From Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October 2019, parliamentary officials from the Lok Sabha (Indian Lower House of Parliament) visited the Australian Parliament for a week-long study visit program.
In February, the Australian Parliament welcomed a delegation comprising six parliamentarians from Timor-Leste.
The Inter-Parliamentary Study Program for Speakers of Pacific Parliaments took place from 22 to 27 November 2018 at Parliament House.
At the invitation of the Presiding Officers, the Australian Parliament welcomed a delegation from the lower house of the National Congress of Chile in October.
This September, the Australian Parliament welcomed a delegation from the lower house of the Malaysian Parliament, the Dewan Rakyat.
In the first week of October, Australia’s Parliament welcomed ten senior officials from the Lok Sabha (Indian Lower House of Parliament), who participated in a week-long study visit program.
The Australian Parliament has once again welcomed representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – better known as ASEAN – as part of a program to develop links between member states in our region.
The Parliament was pleased to receive a visit in early November by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the Right Honourable Lindsay Hoyle MP.
Environment and defence were two key issues for the official September visit to Australia by the Speaker of the Riksdagen (Parliament of Sweden), Mr Urban Ahlin.
The inaugural Inter-Parliamentary Study Program for Deputy Speakers of Pacific Parliaments (IPSP-DS) took place from 23-28 November 2017 at Parliament House.
The Parliament of Australia welcomed a delegation from the Uruguay House of Representatives, led by the Speaker, Mr José Carlos Mahia.
Last week, the parliament hosted the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Singapore, Madam Halimah Yacob, and a delegation from her country. The delegation took advantage of the new direct flights between Canberra and Singapore, visiting Canberra during their three day visit.
The Parliament of Australia has this week played host to Argentinian Vice President Ms Gabriela Michetti, who visited Australia this week as part of a delegation from her country.
President of the Senate Senator Stephen Parry and Speaker of the House of Representatives the Hon Tony Smith MP were recently joined in Parliament by the Speaker of New Zealand, the Right Honourable David Carter MP.
The Australian Parliament has welcomed representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – better known as ASEAN – as part of a program to develop links between member states in our region.
President of the German Bundestag, His Excellency Professor Dr Norbert Lammert, met with Australian presiding officers in Melbourne.
Presiding Officers from the Parliaments of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA) have gathered in Hobart for a meeting on Open Parliaments.
Parliamentarians from the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia visited Australia from 15 to 16 March as part of an official visit.
Broadcast captioning and dealing with the health consequences of problem gambling were on the agenda during a recent visit by delegates from the New Zealand Parliament.
Foreign affairs, immigration, defence and issues of the environment were the topics of interest when a delegation from the European Parliament met with Australian Parliamentarians on their biennial visit.
As part of its 2015 Guest of Parliament program, the Parliament of Australia hosted a delegation to develop relations with representatives of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Parliamentarians from the federal parliaments of Chile, Mexico, Uruguay and Ecuador visited Brisbane and Canberra from 3-9 September 2015 as guests of the Parliament of Australia in order to discuss policy priorities.
Members of the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have visited Australia as part of an official visit program.
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Australia relations, ASEAN parliamentarians have been given the opportunity to meet and share ideas with members of all three tiers of Australian Government.
A delegation of Turkish parliamentarians led by Speaker Cemil Çiçek has spent a week in Australia discussing issues of mutual importance such as the plans to commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.
A parliamentary delegation from Peru has participated in the Latin America Down Under Conference as part of an official visit to Australia.
A delegation of Malaysian MPs and Senators has made an official visit to Australia, reinforcing the strong partnership between the two national parliaments.
Staff of the Indonesian House of Representatives have visited the Australian Parliament to discuss ways in which community engagement with parliament can be encouraged.
The Australian Parliament has donated an Indigenous artwork to the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the partnership between Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
New Zealand Speaker David Carter has made an official visit to Australia, reinforcing the strong cross-Tasman partnership between the two national parliaments.
Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, representing 164 parliaments around the world, have called for parliaments, especially in countries experiencing armed conflict, to amend legislation to prevent and punish those who recruit children to become child soldiers. Passed at the IPU’s 130th assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland, the resolution focused on the protection of children, particularly migrant children, during conflict.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and House of Representatives Speaker Bronwyn Bishop have met with the Speaker of the Korean National Assembly Kang Chang Hee during the visit of a Korean parliamentary delegation to Australia.
The 22nd Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) has been held in Mexico from 12 to 16 January.
The first ever annual statement on the Australian Parliament’s major parliamentary capacity building programs in the Pacific has been tabled in both houses of parliament.
Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, has visited the Australian Parliament in Canberra, touring the Senate and House of Representatives Chambers with Senate President John Hogg and House of Representatives Speaker Bronwyn Bishop.
Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships (PPP), an initiative of the Parliament of Australia, brought together representatives from 13 parliaments from the Pacific region at a workshop in Nuku’alofa, Tonga on 7 and 8 November 2013 to discuss how parliaments in the Pacific can address their evolving role in representing their communities.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union, comprising national parliaments from across the world, has called on its 163 members to condemn the use of chemical weapons.
A delegation from Laos visited Parliament House on the 10 September to learn about the roles of the Australian parliament and Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in auditing and financial reporting and the respective responsibilities and relationship between the two.
The Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships program is “one of the best examples anywhere in the world of parliaments cooperating and working together,” Australia’s Governor-General Quentin Bryce has told Australian and Pacific Presiding Officers and Clerks at a reception she hosted in their honour in Canberra.
Representatives of 19 Australian and Pacific parliaments have met in Canberra and renewed their commitment to a parliamentary twinning program that has helped to strengthen parliamentary democracy in the Pacific region.
Parliamentarians from Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga are investigating responses to climate change as part of a study visit to Australia. Sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme, the study visit is focusing on ways in which Pacific parliamentarians can engage with climate change issues as part of their legislative, representative and oversight roles.
South-East Asian parliamentarians have used a recent visit to Australia to learn more about its political processes and education system.
A parliamentary delegation from Tanzania visited Parliament House on 18 and 19 April 2013 to discuss the services provided to Australian parliamentarians in the course of carrying out their parliamentary duties.
A delegation of Members of the European Parliament recently visited Australia to learn of Australian practice and build relationships with their Australian parliamentary counterparts.
While in Australia recently new Tongan Speaker, Lord Fakafanua, the youngest presiding officer in the world, investigated many aspects of parliamentary technology including the Australian Parliament’s sound and vision systems.
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