Solomon Islands and Australia: Where to from here? Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

Hon Rick Houenipwela

Event details

SSGM Event

Date & time

Wednesday 13 June 2018


Lecture Theatre 1 Hedley Bull Building Garran Road, ANU
ANU Canberra


Hon Rick Houenipwela, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands


Hannah McMahon

As part of an official bilateral visit to Australia, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, will deliver a speech at the Australian National University. The Prime Minister will address the future of relations between Solomon Islands and Australia following the conclusion of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). The speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Please join us for this prestigious event. Registration is required.

Prime Minister the Hon Rick Houenipwela served as Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands for over 15 years during the 1990s and the first half of last decade. In 2003, Islands Business magazine named him “Man of the Year” for the Pacific region. Prior to his election to Parliament he held a senior position in the World Bank. He was elected to the National Parliament of Solomon Islands for Small Malaita Constituency on 4 August 2010 and re-elected on 19 November 2014. He served as Minister of Public Service from April to November 2011, and as Minister of Finance and Treasury from November 2011 to September 2014. He was elected as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands on 15 November 2017.

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