Welcome to CPA Australian Region


The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) connects parliaments in Australia and links them to a broader international network. Information on our work and activities is available from this website.

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CPA Secretary-General - Employment Opportunity

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is undertaking a recruitment process for a new Secretary-General to head its international secretariat located in London. The Australia Region, as one of the 9 regions of the CPA, is seeing applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates. If you are interested in this exciting role please follow the links for further details. Applications close on Friday, 12 June 2015.


New CPA regional representative

Senator Helen Polley (from the Commonwealth of Australia Branch) has become a CPA Regional Representative for Australia, joining Barry House (President of the WA Legislative Council) and Fiona Simpson (Speaker of the Queensland Parliament).


Pacific partnerships deliver projects

Training attachments, needs assessments and skills development workshops have been conducted in recent months under the Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships program, a joint initiative of the CPA Australian Region and the UNDP, with funding from AusAID. View details of recent projects.

Click here to view updated information on Queensland's recent activities connected with the Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships Program.