Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
About the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Australia is one of the founding members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). There are 9 Australia Region branches: Australian Capital Territory; Commonwealth of Australia; New South Wales; Northern Territory; Queensland; South Australia; Tasmania; Victoria; and Western Australia.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is a voluntary association of Commonwealth parliamentarians. The aims of the CPA are to promote knowledge and understanding about parliamentary democracy, especially good governance, transparency and accountability and respect for the rule of law, and individual rights and freedoms, irrespective of gender, race, religion or culture.
The CPA is composed of branches formed in parliaments and legislatures in Commonwealth countries which subscribe to parliamentary democracy.
There are over 180 branches at national, state, provincial and territory levels of all 54 Commonwealth countries, representing approximately 17,000 members. Branches are grouped geographically into nine regions: Africa, Asia, Australia, British Islands and Mediterranean, Canada, Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic, Pacific, and South East Asia.