The Solomon Islands Delegation headed by the Chairman of PAC, have attended the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committee Hosted by the New Zealand Parliament on the 21st to the 22nd of July at Wellington, New Zealand.
For the first time, ACPAC invited the Pacific Network of Public Account Committees (PANPAC) members to participate in this valuable knowledge-sharing and networking event.
This was a platform for Members of Parliament and staff to learn about the experiences of Parliaments across the region in handling public accounts, finance, and expenditure. It also looked at these issues from a range of perspectives to understand the work and its importance.
During those two days of the conference, successful sessions were held on issues affected by Parliamentary Public Accounts Committees. There was also an Annual General Meeting held within the margin of the conference and Tasmania, Australia was identified to host the next ACPAC Biennial Conference in year 2024. The member countries that attended this conference include; Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Niue, Tonga and Samoa.