In a bid to further develop the roles of the Parliament Whips, a three-days regional workshop for the Coalition Government Whips and Opposition Whips is currently underway in the Parliament of Victoria in Melbourne from 21 to 23 August 2023.
Participants from Fiji, New Zealand and the Parliament of Victoria are participating in this workshop.
The objective of this Workshop is for the Whips to understand their roles in Commonwealth countries.
Participants also have the opportunity to share their views and experiences in their jurisdictions and learn from their counterparts.
The Fiji Parliamentary delegation includes the Hon. Lynda Tabuya, Minister for Women, Children and Social Protection and Leader of Government in Parliament; Hon. Pio Tikoduadua, Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration and NFP Whip, Hon. Aseri Radrodro, Minister for Education and SODELPA Whip, Hon. Alitia Bainivalu, Assistant Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation and PAP Whip and Hon. Alvick Maharaj, Opposition Whip.
The training is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and facilitated by the Parliament of Victoria.