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Australasian Parliamentary Educators' Conference—28 to 30 November 2011

APEC 2011

The 2011 Australasian Parliamentary Educators Conference was hosted by the Queensland Parliament from 28 to 30 November 2011.

The conference showcased a wide range of educational, community engagement and Indigenous liaison techniques including recently approved changes to the parliamentary committee scrutiny function.

The following presentations and jurisdictional reports were delivered at the Conference (in order of presentation)—

Engaging Queensland: Community Engagement—What is it and how does it work
By Ms Glenda Emmerson, Manager, Community Engagement Services, Parliament of Queensland 

Indigenous Engagement—Build it before you need it
By Brett Nutley, Indigenous Liaison Officer, Community Engagement Services, Parliament of Queensland

Teaching about Parliament and Government within the National Curriculum Framework
By Mrs Joy Schultz and Dr Joy Kennedy, Studies of Society and Environment Association, Queensland

Parliamentary Education in Bougainville
By Edwin Kenehata, Clerk Assistant - Procedure and Education Officer, House of Representatives, Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Presentation to Australasian Parliamentary Educators' Conference
By Simon Harvey, Director, Parliamentary Education Office, Federal Government

Community Engagement in the ACT
By Joanne Cullen, Assistant Education Officer, ACT Legislative Assembly

Parliamentary Reform and Modernisation—Community Engagement and Education
By Stephen Finnimore, Manager, Committee Office, Parliament of Queensland

Parliament of New South Wales 2011 Report
By Jeannie Douglas, Manager of Education, Parliament of New South Wales

Parliament of the Northern Territory 2011 Report
By Caroline Cavanagh, Director, Parliamentary Education Services, Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

National Parliament of Solomon Islands—A paper on deepening Parliamentary democracy in Solomon Islands through gender
By Patteson Lusi, Team Leader, Parliamentary Civil Education Unit and Marisa Pepa, Parliamentary Civic Education Officer, National Parliament of Solomon Islands

South Australian 2011 Report
By Penny Cavanagh, Education Officer, Parliament of South Australia

Deepening democratic legitimacy through gender action in Solom Islands: The role of Parliamentary Civic Education Unit (PCEU) in advocating gender with Young Women Parliamentary Group (YWPG)
By By Patteson Lusi, Team Leader, Parliamentary Civil Education Unit and Marisa Pepa, Parliamentary Civic Education Officer, National Parliament of Solomon Islands

Evaluation of school programs at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House By Deborah Sulway, Schools Learning Manager, Interpretation and Programs, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra ACT

Jurisdictional Report—Tasmania
By Laura Ross, Second Clerk-Assistant, House of Assembly, Tasmania

Western Australian Parliamentary Education Office 2011 Report
By James Sollis, Education Officer, Parliament of Western Australia

Queensland Parliament Community Engagement Services—Jurisdictional Report
By Roylene Mills, Team Leader - Education and Liaison, Community Engagement Services, Parliament of Queensland

Additional paper:

Education Services Conference Report 2011—New Zealand Parliamentary Service
By Miranda Thomson, Education Coordinator, New Zealand Parliament