When Disasters Strikes it is Essential for Commonwealth Parliaments to be Prepared

Lessons from the CPA Small Branches Workshop on Disaster Risk Management

Disaster Risk Decision-Making on the Agenda for Commonwealth Politicians at CPA Workshop for Small Parliaments

Members of Parliament from 13 small Parliaments in the Commonwealth attended a workshop on disaster risk management organised by the CPA’s Small Branches network and the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience at Durham University

Law in the Time of Corona: Optimising Parliamentary Functions During Long-Term Crises

The Acting CPA Small Branches Chairperson explores the methods for optimising parliamentary functions without jeopardising the Executive’s capacity to respond effectively using the example of the Australian Capital Territory.

CPA Small Branches and Disabilities

Both the CPA Small Branches and Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) networks can learn a lot from each other. In the pursuit of sustainable human development in small jurisdictions, sharing the collective experience of persons with disabilities both within and outside Parliament can be aided through the CPA and the great convening power of its networks.

Twists and Turns – Charting the Procedural Evolution of a Small Legislature

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory writes about the Legislature's evolution.

Promoting the Diversity and Recognition of Languages in the Commonwealth

The United Nations and UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day is marked annually on 21 February, and it promotes the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world. The CPA celebrated the diversity of languages in the Commonwealth amongst its 2.4 billion people and the role of language in building inclusive and democratic societies as well as preserving both our heritage and diverse cultures.