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Monday, 1 September 2014
Page: 9254


Mr Thistle th waite to move:

That this House:

(1) congratulates Dame Meg Taylor on her recent election as the Secretary General of the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat at the recent Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Palau;

(2) recognises Dame Taylor’s tireless efforts over two decades as a servant of the Papua New Guinean Government, including as Papua New Guinea’s former ambassador to the United States, Mexico and Canada and as a senior World Bank official; and

(3) calls upon members of the Australian Parliament to commit to working cooperatively with the new Secretary General Taylor, particularly in promoting the education, and appointment of women to leadership positions throughout the Pacific.