Parliamentary experience shared with Tuvalu

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The Victorian Parliament has assisted the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu with an induction program for its newly elected MPs.

Deputy Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, Don Nardella, and Clerk Ray Purdey shared their parliamentary experience with the new Tuvalu MPs as part of an intensive five day program held in Tuvalu’s capital Funafuti.

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Tuvalu MPs and induction program presenters from Victoria and New Zealand

The Victorian Parliament is twinned with the Tuvalu Parliament under the Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships program, which enables Australian state and territory parliaments to assist Pacific parliamentarians and parliamentary staff with their professional development.

The Tuvalu parliamentary induction program was organised in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme.

It included sessions on parliamentary rules and procedures, the law making process, relations between parliament and executive government, and the work of parliamentary committees.

New Zealand MP Tracey Martin also presented at the induction program.

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Victorian Deputy Speaker Don Nardella and Legislative Assembly Clerk Ray Purdey presenting at the induction program

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