26 September 2023
Our Presiding Officers welcomed Hon Tai Tura, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Parliament of the Cook Islands, to Parliament for a visit during September.
Hon Tai Tura met with the Clerks of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly, toured Parliament and the Committee Offices, and observed question time in both chambers.
The Cook Islands Parliament and the Western Australian Parliament are ‘twinned’ via the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The twinning program was created to foster greater cooperation and support between Australian and Pacific parliaments.
While the formal twinning arrangement has been in place since 2007, the relationship between the Western Australian Parliament and the Cook Islands has existed for well over 27 years.