Thursday, 15 September 2016

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand - 15 September 2016

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The SPEAKER (09:31): For the information of members, I present the report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand from 5 to 8 April 2016.

In February 2016 the Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, the Rt Hon. David Carter, invited me to visit the New Zealand parliament. A delegation consisting of the members for Cowper and Moreton and
Senator Bilyk, from this House and the Senate, visited the New Zealand parliament on the dates I mentioned.

Over the three days, the delegation contributed to the relationship that Australia has with New Zealand through a series of meetings with our trans-Tasman parliamentary counterparts, including the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon.
John Key, Speaker Carter and representatives from across all political parties. The report tabled today outlines the many meetings and cultural activities that took place and demonstrates the strong bipartisan commitment this
parliament has to engaging with one of our closest neighbours. I commend the report to the House.

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