Parliamentary Networks and Country Groups

Parliamentary Networks and Country Groups fortify our relationships with foreign parliaments around the world through engagement with their parliamentarians as well as members of the diplomatic community. This work is integral to our overall international engagement.

Australian Parliament maintains 11 parliamentary networks. These groupings are devised from the United Nations composition of macro-geographical (continental) regions.

Where there is significant interest within the parliament of a particular country, an individual country group may be established within their regional network. However, networks are responsible for all countries within their region – not solely countries which achieve an individual country group.

Parliamentary Networks and their established corresponding Country Groups are outlined below.

Parliamentary Networks for the 46th Parliament

Australia - Africa Parliamentary Network

 

Australia - Americas Parliamentary Network

Argentina

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Cuba

Mexico

United States of America

 

Australia - East Asia Parliamentary Network

China

Japan

Korea (Republic of)

 

Australia - South and Central Asia Parliamentary Network

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

India

Nepal

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

 

Australia - Southeast Asia Parliamentary Network

Cambodia

Indonesia

Malaysia

Myanmar

Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Timor Leste

Vietnam

 

Australia - West Asia Parliamentary Network

Armenia

Israel

Lebanon

Saudi Arabia

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

 

Australia - Eastern Europe Parliamentary Network

Poland

Ukraine

 

Australia - Northern Europe Parliamentary Network

Denmark

Finland

Ireland

Norway

Sweden

United Kingdom

 

Australia - Southern Europe Parliamentary Network

Croatia

Cyprus

Greece

Italy

Portugal

Spain

 

Australia - Western Europe Parliamentary Network

Austria

Belgium

European Parliament

France

Germany

Switzerland

The Netherlands

 

Australia - Pacific Parliamentary Network

Fiji

New Zealand

Pacific Islands

Papua New Guinea