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As an Association, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has continued to lead the way in Parliamentary strengthening with regards to its Benchmarks work and the implementation of the good governance values of the Commonwealth, including enhancing public trust in parliament and its members.

The public’s trust in its representatives is a fundamental aspect of good governance and an open, transparent society. It is crucial because if Parliamentarians demonstrate high standards of ethics consistent with their important public interest roles, especially when they are scrutinising the executive arm of government, it enhances public trust.

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