23 June, 2017

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Parliamentary Budget Debates 21st June


Parliament will reconvene on Wednesday 21st June 2017, Tuanaimato at 9:00am to commence debates on the Main Estimates for the financial year 2017/2018 that was tabled in Parliament on the 30th May and to be reported on by the Finance and Expenditure Committee. A tentative Parliamentary order of proceedings (Order Paper) will be made available soon on the www.palemene.ws website. Read More »

5th Parliamentary College Programme

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The Office of the Legislative Assembly will also be hosting its 5th Parliamentary College Programme at Tuanaimato. Selected students and teachers from Secondary Schools and Colleges in Upolu will attend to observe Parliamentary proceedings and the discussions on the national budget for 2017/2018. Senior staff from the Office of the Legislative Assembly will also present on integral issues of Parliament. ... Read More »



Parliamentarians will meet today (29th May) at the Media Centre, Tuanaimato for their pre-sitting briefing on Stamp Duty Amendment Bill 2017 which is to be introduced under Certificate of Urgency in Parliament. This Bill will be clarified by the Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Finance- Lavea Tupa’imatuna Iulai Lavea and open for discussion amongst Members of Parliament. The programme will ... Read More »



Parliament sitting will be held on Tuesday 30th May, 9:00am at Tuanaimato.  Along with the Stamp Duty Amendment Bill 2017 which is under Urgency, the Appropriation Bill 2017/2018 will be introduced in Parliament for its first and second reading.  A draft outline on the order of proceedings on the day will be available on the website shortly.  For more information, ... Read More »

Samoan Speaker visits during 55th Anniversary Treaty of Friendship year.


The Speaker of the Samoan Legislative Assembly, Hon Leaupepe Taimaaiono Toleafoa Faafisi, is visiting New Zealand as a Guest of the New Zealand Parliament next week. New Zealand’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, is delighted to host his counterpart. “This visit by the Samoan Speaker is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the warm relationship between New Zealand and Samoa. This ... Read More »

Faasilasilaga Faalauaitele

25 Aperila 2017 E faasilasila atu ua pasia e le Palemene Tulafono ua ta’ua i lalo ma ua mafai ona faatau atu mai le Ofisa o le Fono Aoao Faitulafono, i Tuanaimato. Teuteuga o le Tulafono o le Fetufaaiga o Faamatalaga Tau Lafoga 2017. Teuteuga o le Tulafono o Malosiaga Tau Leoleo 2017. Parliament has passed the following Acts and ... Read More »

4th Primary School Parliamentary Programme 7th & 8th March 2017


The Office of the Legislative Assembly on 7th March, will be hosting its 4th Parliamentary Awareness programme for Primary students of the Year 8 level. Joining the students are teachers of the Social Science field. More than a hundred Primary schools in Upolu have been invited to the Parliament Primary programme. The Programme will run for two days and it ... Read More »

Parliamentary Pre-Sitting & Parliamentary Sitting 6th & 7th March 2017


The Legislative Assembly will resume its sitting at the Parliamentary Chamber, Tuanaimato on the 7th March 2017 at 9:00am. Members of Parliament will attend a Pre-Sitting briefing by Chief Executive Officers and Senior Officials of Ministries who administer Bills that will be introduced on Tuesday 7th March. 1. Tax Information Amendment Bill 2017; 2. Police Powers Amendment Bill 2017; 3. ... Read More »

Parliament’s Inaugural Sitting for the Year 2017


The Legislative Assembly will hold its first sitting for the year 2017 on Tuesday 24 January 2017 at 9:00am. A detailed discussion on the Supplementary Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2016/2017 which was introduced in Parliament before its annual recess last year, will take place. The order of matters that will be discussed in the Assembly (Parliamentary Order Paper) will be ... Read More »

Peoples Republic of China gives technical support to Parliament


His Excellency (H.E) Wang Xuefeng, the Chinese Ambassador to Samoa will present technical equipment to the Honorable Speaker, Leaupepe Taimaaiono Toleafoa Faafisi on behalf of Parliament and the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly on Monday 23 January 2017 at 11:00am. This gift was offered by a Chinese delegation led by H.E Zhang Baowen on the 6th September ... Read More »

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