23 June, 2017

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Pacific Region: Commonwealth Parliamentary Series

Don McKinnon

Sir Don McKinnon, Former Commonwealth Secretary General delivered the first Commonwealth Parliamentary Lecture Series: Pacific Region- titled “Dark Clouds over Democracy”. Speaker of the Parliament of Samoa and other dignitaries attended the session. Refer to CPA link for further information: http://www.cpahq.org/cpahq/Main/News/News_Items/CPA_Lecture_Pacific_New_Zealand_May_2017.aspx Read More »

2nd Australia-Samoa Parliamentary Partnership Seminar 25th – 26th April 2017


Members of Parliament attended the 2nd Australia-Samoa Parliament Partnership Seminar yesterday at the Taumeasina Island Resort and this will conclude today 26th April. The 2 day Seminar which is themed “Parliamentary Procedure- Members’ responsibilities and opportunities in the Chamber” is a series of Seminars under the auspices of the Australia-Samoa partnership for continuous capacity building of Members of Parliament and ... Read More »

Parliamentary Trips Feb – March 2017


Universal Peace Federation World Summit 2017 Member of the Infrastructure Sector Committee, Tafua Maluelue Tafua and Associate Minister of the Ministry of Justice, Courts and Administration (MJCA), Leanatai Victor Faafoi Tamapua attended the World Summit of 2017 in Seoul, Korea from the 1 – 5 February. The Summit which was organized by the Universal Peace Federation and themed “Addressing the ... Read More »

Parliament hosts an Awareness Programme for Year 8 students


Parliament hosted its 5th Parliamentary Primary School Programme for Year 8 students on the 7th and 8th March 2017 at the temporary Parliament precinct at Tuanaimato. At least 95 Primary schools from Upolu (188 students and 94 teachers) attended the event. The Programme which was fully funded by the Government of Samoa aimed to educate students on the works of ... Read More »

Parliamentary Sitting Summary 7th March 2017


The Assembly reconvened on Tuesday 7th March at 9.00am. The following summary provides an overview of business which was put before the Assembly, Members who participated in debates and various issues which were raised in regards to particular Reports and Bills. The Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2016 was withdrawn on a motion by the Hon Prime Minister. 7 ... Read More »

Members Pre-Sitting Briefing Summary March 2017


Monday 6th March Thirty nine Members of Parliament, including the Hon Speaker, met at the Tuanaimato Sports Complex today at 9:00am for their usual bi-monthly Member’s Pre Sitting Briefing.  The Chief Executive for the Ministry for Revenue; the Assistant Police Commissioner; Chief Executive for the Gambling & Control Authority (TAB), and the Assistant Executive Officer, Legal & Investigations Division for ... Read More »

Refresher Programme for Members of Parliament


The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA) hosted an Induction Programme for Members of Parliament, at Tuanaimato (Parliamentary temporary precincts) on the 3rd March 2017. This is the second of similar programmes since April 2016 at the commencement of the new Parliamentary Term. The programme resurfaced due to continuous questions amongst Parliamentarians regarding the relations of the ... Read More »

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