The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI), in coordination with the Cooks Islands Audit Office, has held a high-level workshop for parliamentarians on the role of a Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.
There is plenty of scope for Members of Parliament to come up with a debate to improve the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), says clerk of parliament John Tangi.
A majority of opposition MPs has chosen a new leader to head the Democrats and First Cook Islands in Parliament – and Aitutaki MP Teina Bishop says he’s ready to fight.
AS government still awaits funds to pay for remedial work at the Brych Yard cemetery, Minister for Finance and Economic Development Mark Brown says some of the graves may need exhuming and relocating.
Government is not ready yet to call the first sitting of parliament for the year, despite mounting pressure from the opposition to meet and discuss a range of pending issues.
In a political manoeuvre aimed at presenting a united front, the leader of One Cook Islands has been invited by the Democratic Party to take up deputy leadership of the opposition in parliament.
With the last two-day session of Parliament described as being “very insignificant,” the Opposition is hoping the next will be lengthier and far more substantial with important bills being presented, says deputy leader Tamaiva Tuavera.