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Parliamentarians and Secretariat Seminar Series Recommences

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The Fifth Series of the ongoing Seminar Workshops for Parliamentarians and Parliament Secretariat resumed today, Monday 7th July 2014. The Members’ Programme is based on the theme “The Administration and Management of Parliament”, in which discussions focuses on ways to improve administrative and managerial practices for the Legislative Process and Management of Parliament. The course contains sequences of elements relating to ... Read More »

45th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference

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The Parliament of Samoa will host the 45th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference (POCC) at the Parliament precincts from 30th June – 5th July 2014 on the theme “Building a Legacy: Strengthening Parliamentary Powers and Independence”. The conference is an annual event that provides an opportunity for professional development and knowledge sharing. The 44th POCC in 2013 was hosted by the ACT Parliament in Canberra ... Read More »

Workshop on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

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Today, Members of Parliament ­participate in the Introductory Workshop on the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) at the Tofilau Eti Alesana Building. The United Nations adopted the convention in October 2013 ­in its move to build a comprehensive international legal framework to fight corruption. Subsequent to ongoing talks with the Government of Samoa, the workshop is intended to develop ... Read More »

Parliamentarians and Secretariat Seminar Series

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APIA, Mulinuu (April 11, 2014) — The Fourth Series of ongoing Seminar Workshops for Parliamentarians and Parliament Secretariat recommences on Monday, 14th April 2014. Discussions will focus on Parliamentary Outreach for Public Engagement to achieve one of the primary goals of the project — to improve engagement of the public with Members of Parliament and parliamentary processes. The seminar aims ... Read More »

Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) Volunteers

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The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly welcomed three Australian Volunteers on Monday, 31stMarch 2014. The Australian Volunteers are part of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD), a volunteer program initiated by the Australian Government working to improve and achieve sustainable development in various developing countries. The three AYADs – Georgia Drake, Samantha Moody and Sally Lavers, ... Read More »

Primary School Parliamentary Programme Launches

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Similar to the Parliament Open Week, Youth Parliamentary Programme and the Women’s Parliamentary Forum in 2013, the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly will commence it’s 2014 ‘Public Engagement’ activities with a Primary School Parliamentary Programme targeting Years 7 and 8 students. The programme is an ongoing drive to improve public awareness of, and interaction with, the Parliament of Samoa and its legislative processes. This initiative ... Read More »

First Supplementary Budget Estimates – Year 2013/ 2014

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Today, Parliament of Samoa convened for its first  Sitting for 2014. The Government Orders of the Day commenced with debate on the second reading of the Supplementary Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2013/2014. Supplementary estimates are a spending plan introduced in the House by government to provide additional funds for Government Ministries outputs due to increased costs or unanticipated expenditure. The first ... Read More »

Samoa Parliament Prayer Breakfast

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The Parliament of Samoa held its annual Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast at Mulinuu on Tuesday the 17th of December 2013. As is customary, this occasion preluded the final Parliamentary session for the year. His Highness the Head of State, His Honour, the Chief Justice, members of the Diplomatic Corp, Government officials, clergy members and members of the public joined the Legislative Assembly ... Read More »

Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School Visit

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The Parliament of Samoa opened its doors to a special visit from the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School from American Samoa on Friday 29th November 2013. Twelve students and four teachers/advisors from the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS) traveled to Samoa on an educational excursion to study and examine the system of Government in Samoa as well as learning ... Read More »

Financial Oversight Workshop

Tofa Agafili Patisela Eteuati Tolovaa - Deputy Speaker

The Office of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Centre, under the framework of the Samoa Parliamentary Support Project (SPSP) is jointly coordinating a workshop on “Financial Oversight” for 13th&14th of November 2013.  The SPSP is a four year project being implemented by UNDP in partnership with OCLA and is jointly resourced by the AusAid, ... Read More »

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