Anne Tolley visits Canberra

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DEPUTY Speaker Anne Tolley is in Canberra participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Study Programme for Deputy Speakers of Pacific Parliaments.

The training programme is hosted by the Parliament of Australia, and brings together twelve deputy speakers and equivalents from across the region.

There will be a range of presenters, including former Deputy Speakers and senior officers from the Australian Parliament, and academics.

The participants will also visit the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly and meet with their Deputy Speaker.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak about developments in their own parliaments during two workshops.

Mrs Tolley will be making a contribution on maintaining order, particularly dealing retrospectively with points of order in the House and disorderly conduct.

“It will be good to see how another parliament works,’’ Mrs Tolley told the Gisborne Herald.

“It is an opportunity to meet some of my colleagues from around the Pacific.”

Mrs Tolley said she did not know many parliamentarians from overseas. The training programme started yesterday and ends today.

Mrs Tolley will be back in Wellington when the New Zealand Parliament resumes next week.


DEPUTY Speaker Anne Tolley is in Canberra participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Study Programme for Deputy Speakers of Pacific Parliaments.

The training programme is hosted by the Parliament of Australia, and brings together twelve deputy speakers and equivalents from across the region.

There will be a range of presenters, including former Deputy Speakers and senior officers from the Australian Parliament, and academics.

The participants will also visit the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly and meet with their Deputy Speaker.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak about developments in their own parliaments during two workshops.

Mrs Tolley will be making a contribution on maintaining order, particularly dealing retrospectively with points of order in the House and disorderly conduct.

“It will be good to see how another parliament works,’’ Mrs Tolley told the Gisborne Herald.

“It is an opportunity to meet some of my colleagues from around the Pacific.”

Mrs Tolley said she did not know many parliamentarians from overseas. The training programme started yesterday and ends today.

Mrs Tolley will be back in Wellington when the New Zealand Parliament resumes next week.


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