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

 


New Zealand Parliamentarians to attend London seminar

New Zealand Parliamentarians to attend London seminar


Members of Parliament Tim Macindoe and Andrew Williams will be in London this week attending the 63rd Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure.

The seminar is being run by the United Kingdom branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) at the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

The seminar provides delegates with a forum to study the structure, administration and funding of a parliament, the work of its key office holders, and the practices and procedures within the Westminster legislative framework. It will cover a wide range of topics including accountability, transparency, the role of the opposition, relationships with the media, and the management and administration of Parliament.

While attending the Seminar, Mr Macindoe has also been invited to take part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Electoral Systems’. This session will ask why electoral systems matter and why different voting systems are used in different political contexts.

Mr Macindoe has been asked to contribute an overview of New Zealand’s move from a first-past-the-post to a mixed member proportional electoral system.

The Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon David Carter, said the seminar is a valuable learning forum for New Zealand parliamentarians.

“Our participation in this annual seminar provides an excellent opportunity for New Zealand parliamentarians to exchange experiences and to learn more about the Westminster system as it is practiced in a diverse range of countries across the Commonwealth. It is an excellent professional development opportunity for members, and an event at which I am sure New Zealand will make a valuable contribution.”

The seminar runs from 15 to 21 June.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news