Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Australian Committee Delegation Visit

Office of the Speaker

Press release


Australian Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

?? May 2014

A delegation from the Australian Senate References Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade is visiting Parliament from Saturday 3 May – Friday 9 May 2014. The visit is part of an annual exchange of select committees between the New Zealand and Australian Parliaments.

The delegation is led by Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens, and is focussed on defence partnerships, tourism and overseas development. The committee will explore Australia’s military and civilian ties with New Zealand and other Pacific neighbours and to discuss the US sponsored Pacific Partnerships programme.

The committee will hold discussions around parliamentary oversight of overseas aid funding in New Zealand and to look at the development and outcomes of the New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015 as well as government support for tourism operators in New Zealand.

The delegation will also meet with the Rt Hon David Carter, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Defence, Ms Jacqui Dean MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary for Tourism. They will meet with a group of New Zealand MPs to discuss overseas development assistance and meet with the Commerce and Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committees, as well as Tourism New Zealand, MBIE and the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce.

Speaker Rt Hon David Carter is pleased to host this visit:

“Visits of this kind serve to strengthen ties between parliaments and also assist in enhancing relationships between countries. The annual exchange of committees between New Zealand and Australia reflects the special relationship between our two countries and provides an opportunity to share information to the mutual benefit of both countries and our Parliament”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Budget

It may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets?

Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year lolly scramble no less – for the eight years of belt tightening that they’ve endured, and for the rundown of essential public services.

Well, what Budget 2017 delivered instead in Education and in Health were allocations barely sufficient to maintain the current levels of service delivery More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search

 
 

Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>

ALSO:

NGOs Pleased: Govt To Halt Collection Of Client Data

Brenda Pilott, the chair of ComVoices and national manager of Social Service Providers Aotearoa, congratulates the government on its decision to call a halt to the collection of individual client data until the concerns of not-for-profit service providers have been worked through. More>>

ALSO:

Gosh: Blasphemy Law Repeal Struck Down

Chris Hipkins, the MP who tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to add our Blasphemy Law to the Statutes Repeal Bill, said this was a "sad day for freedom of speech, tolerance, and leadership". More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Navy’s Dealings With Fat Leonard, And Twin Peaks

At an official level, our “she’ll be right” attitude routinely spills over into a keen resentment of anyone who suggests the outcomes may be less than satisfactory… The Navy has now gone one step beyond. It won’t even ask itself whether it did a good job. More>>

ALSO:

NZDF: Fifth Rotation Of Troops Heads To Iraq

The fifth rotation of New Zealand Defence Force troops left today for a six-month mission training Iraqi soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Demonising Of Iran

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election