Cook Islands review parliament standing orders

Cook Islands Speaker of Parliament Nikki Rattle sits in the public gallery listening to the Parliament deliberations. Picture: SUPPLIED

Cook Islands Speaker of Parliament Nikki Rattle sits in the public gallery listening to the Parliament deliberations. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 12:37PM THE Cook Islands Parliament is presently reviewing its Standing Orders.

Cook Islands Speaker of Parliament Nikki Rattle highlighted this in a statement issued today by the Civic Education and Media Unit of the Fijian Parliament saying she was very impressed with the operations of the Fijian Parliament, particularly the sitting sessions.

Ms Rattle, who is in the country through the South-South exchange supported by the UNDP, is here to observe the Fijian Parliament sitting as part of efforts to review and improve their own Parliamentary Standing Orders, among other important things.

“I come to Fiji because its Parliament is practising what we see in most Standing Orders in other Pacific Parliaments,” Ms Rattle said in the statement.

“In the Cooks, our Parliament is slowly progressing and one of the things we aim to improve on is planning and also to have a business committee. We hope to pre-plan our Parliament businesses and include it in our Standing Orders to avoid unexpected disruptions and other problems.”

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