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

In the House - 23 June 2022

In the House – Thursday 23 June 2022

Thursday brought a busy agenda to conclude the autumn sitting session, starting with the launch of the President's new video series, The Immortals. The House then proceeded to agree to five bills, including the appropriation bills, and debated two disallowance motions before longstanding and accomplished member the Honourable Catherine Cusack stood to give her valedictory … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 23 June 2022

In the House - 22 June 2022

In the House – Wednesday 22 June 2022

This sitting was another busy private members' day, with three private members' bills introduced, two private members bills debated, and the House agreeing to a number of general motions and orders for papers. Read on to see how things unfolded…  Criminal Assets Recovery (Unexplained Wealth) Bill 2022 Mr Secord (Labor) introduced the Criminal Assets Recovery … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 22 June 2022

In the House – Tuesday 21 June 2022

Significantly, Tuesday saw the roll-out of live captioning of proceedings of the House and committees in the Legislative Council, and indeed across the Parliament. The House also debated two censure motions and two Government bills – read on to find out more. Amendment to broadcasting resolution to allow for live captioning Minister Tudehope (Liberal) moved … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 21 June 2022

In the House – Thursday 9 June 2022

With Thursday being a government business day, the House concluded consideration of three important pieces of legislation and a condolence motion acknowledging the passing of former President the Hon Max Willis RFD. But being the Council, members also debated a matter of public importance moved by The Greens and engaged in an unusual debate on … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 9 June 2022