Twin Peeks: A closer look at parliamentary ‘twinning’

Parliamentary twinning is a program that pairs parliaments across the Pacific, but what does that mean in practice? Find out more in this quick overview, as we aim to keep connected to our colleagues in Bougainville and Solomon Islands, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. TWINNING BASICS The twinning program, initiated by the Commonwealth … Continue reading Twin Peeks: A closer look at parliamentary ‘twinning’

Twin Peeks: Meet the Deputy Clerk of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands, Jefferson Halu

In May we introduced you to the Deputy Clerk of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Peter Topura. Now in this special video blog, it’s time to introduce Peter’s equivalent in the National Parliament of Solomon Islands, Jefferson Halu. Watch our interview between Jefferson and Beverly Duffy, the Chair of the NSW Parliament’s Twinning Steering Committee … Continue reading Twin Peeks: Meet the Deputy Clerk of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands, Jefferson Halu

Twin Peeks: Meet Ruby Garnean, a Senior Procedure Officer from the Bougainville House of Representatives

Through the parliamentary twinning program, the NSW Parliament is paired with the parliaments of Bougainville and Solomon Islands. In this Twin Peeks blog, we meet Ruby Garnean, a Senior Procedure Officer from the Bougainville House of Representatives… Can you give us a quick overview of the Bougainville House of Representatives? The Bougainville House of Representatives (BHoR) … Continue reading Twin Peeks: Meet Ruby Garnean, a Senior Procedure Officer from the Bougainville House of Representatives

Twin Peeks: Meet the Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands, the Hon Patteson Oti

Through the parliamentary twinning program, the NSW Parliament is paired with the parliaments of Solomon Islands and Bougainville. In this edition of Twin Peeks, we feature an interview with the Honourable Patteson Oti, Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands… Can you give us a quick overview of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands? … Continue reading Twin Peeks: Meet the Speaker of the National Parliament of Solomon Islands, the Hon Patteson Oti

Twin Peeks: Meet the Deputy Clerk of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Peter Topura

You might remember parliamentary twinning as the program that pairs parliaments across the Pacific, which we’ve been exploring through our ongoing ‘Twin Peeks’ series. Last December, Twin Peeks introduced Ruby Garnean, a senior Procedure Officer in the Bougainville House of Representatives. Now meet her colleague, Deputy Clerk Peter Topura, who feels a deep commitment to … Continue reading Twin Peeks: Meet the Deputy Clerk of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Peter Topura