Adjournment Speech Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Thursday, 12 May 2016
The Hon. CATHERINE CUSACK ( 16:15 ): The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] has been the voice of democracy across Commonwealth countries for more than 90 years. A truly global organisation, its membership numbers 185 parliaments, which are home to 17,000 members, who, in turn, represent hundreds of millions of constituents. Recently Mr Akbar Khan was announced as the new Secretary General of CPA International.
The Hon. CATHERINE CUSACK (Parliamentary Secretary) [10.36 p.m.]: Yesterday being Harmony Day, Premier Mike Baird posted an inspiring tweet: Iptesam and Ayad arrived in Australia last week with 2 two kids, Mark and Rita … and are now proud to call NSW home.
They have a life story that many of us can barely comprehend.