Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships brings together parliaments and supporters of parliamentary democracy
across the Pacific region.


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A new program to boost women’s participation in political life throughout the Pacific region has been launched. Read more

Video Feature: Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference, July 2013



Australian Parliament takes note of Pacific support projects

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. Read more


Young women’s forum held in Sydney

House of Representatives Speaker Brownyn Bishop has delivered the keynote address at the w.comm young women’s forum held in Sydney on 24 and 25 November. Read more

Enhancing capacity for gender research in parliament

Four Australian parliamentary staff members are about to head off to Pacific parliaments to work with their counterparts on gender research. Read more


Pacific speakers mull barriers facing female candidates

Speakers from Pacific Island nations discussed the barriers facing female political hopefuls in the region while at a conference in Canberra. Read more


Australian and Pacific parliaments renew partnerships

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. Read more

Cook Islands Parliamentary Staff Visit WA

Two parliamentary staff from the Parliament of the Cook Islands, Helen Maunga (Deputy Clerk) and Sarah Takairangi (Chamber Clerk), visited the Parliament of Western Australia from 13 to 16 May 2013 as part of a training and development program. Read more

New Tongan Clerk Twinning Visit to Parliament of South Australia

The recently appointed Clerk of the Parliament of Kingdom of Tonga and one of her senior Parliamentary Officers paid their first visit to the Parliament of South Australia as part of the Pacific Partnerships Program twinning arrangements. Read more









Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships, funded by AusAID, will support the professional and skills development of Pacific women parliamentarians and parliamentary staff; develop engagement between women in the Pacific region and their parliaments; and support research into gender equality and creating gender sensitive parliaments. Visit the PWPP page


Coming up

Regional workshop for Pacific Parliaments, ‘Modern Parliaments: The Pacific Perspective’, Tonga 7-8 November 2013

Contact the Australian Parliament’s International and Community Relations Office for more information

Email or phone +61 2 6277 4400