World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Parliamentarians to observe Zimbabwe elections

Australian Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, today announced that a Parliamentary Observer Group, comprising three members of the Australian Parliament - Senator Alan Ferguson (Leader), Mr Kim Wilkie MP and Senator Andrew Murray - has been commissioned to observe the Zimbabwe elections on 24-25 June, and has commenced its work.

With the cooperation of the Presiding Officers of the Parliament, the Group has been established under the auspices of the Commonwealth of Australia Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Mr Downer stated Australia's involvement in the international observation effort for these elections is significant and appropriate in view of international and domestic concern about the situation in Zimbabwe and Australia's responsibilities as a member of the Commonwealth.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

The Gili Islands: A Community Earthquake Recovery Effort

Joseph Cederwall travelled to the Gili Islands in October 2018 to talk to locals about their experiences of the event and witness the impact and the rebuild efforts on this unique ecotourism destination. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Ongoing Carnage In Gaza

The past month has devoted a lot of space to the best music and films of 2018, and far less to the past year’s human rights violations. The under-reporting on the ongoing carnage in Gaza has been a case in point. More>>

ALSO:

New Report: Refugees In PNG Being Pushed To The Brink
Refugee Council of Australia and Amnesty International paint a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population hit hard by Australia's recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety. More>>

ALSO:

Deal On Paris Implementation: Rapid Action Urged At Climate Change Conference

Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference opens with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. More>>

ALSO: