Pacific partnership forged by Victorian and Fijian parliamentarians


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Under the Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships program, Victorian MPs Andrew McIntosh and John Pandazopoulos recently visited Fiji to assist with induction training for Fiji MPs following the historic national elections in September.

The Fiji Parliament met for the first time in eight years in October, with most parliamentarians taking their seats for the very first time.

Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships provides professional development for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff through twinning arrangements between Australian and Pacific parliaments.

The program is supported by the Australian Government through funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Centre for Democratic Institutions.

The induction program for Fiji MPs was coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme as part of international efforts to support the Fiji Parliament in its start-up phase.


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