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Parliamentary Strengthening Consultations in Vanuatu

From 14 to 18 March 2011 CDI Deputy Director Grant Harrison and CDI Associate the Hon Kevin Rozzoli visited the Vanuatu Parliament for consultations with senior parliamentary staff and members of parliament. Meetings were held with:

  • the Clerk, Lino Bulekuli dit Sacsac;
  • the Deputy Clerk, Leon Teter;
  • the Parliamentary Librarian, Leiwa Moli;
  • the Private Secretary to the Speaker, Yoan Mariasua;
  • Hon Bob Loughman MP, formerly Chairman of the Standing Orders Committee; and
  • Hon Ralph Regenvanu MP, Minister for Justice and formerly a member of the Standing Orders Committee

The visit was an opportunity to plan for the final phase of the review of Standing Orders (a project undertaken during 2010 by the Standing Orders Committee of the Vanuatu Parliament with technical assistance from CDI) and to develop a program of additional parliamentary strengthening activities.

A brief report of the visit summarizing the results of these consultations and identifying potential future activities is attached.

During the visit CDI also meet with the Australian Ambassador to Vanuatu, Mr Jeff Roach, and his staff, and with Derek Brien (the Executive Director of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy).

Vanuatu Consultations Report | April 2011
CDI & Vanuatu
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The Australian National University

School of International, Political & Strategic Studies

The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.

Established in 1998, CDI is funded by the Australian Government. The Centre is based in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

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