20 November, 2017

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PARLIAMENTARY SITTING SUMMARY 13th November 2017

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The Assembly reconvened on Monday 13th November at 9:00am for its parliamentary sitting.  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 Bills. 9 Annual Reports were tabled in accordance with Standing Order 49 by the National University of Samoa; ... Read More »

Official Closing of the Parliamentary Law, Practice and Procedure Programme

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The Office of the Legislative gathered at the Common Room on Friday, 27th October 2017 for the official closing of the Parliamentary Law, Practice and Procedure (PLPP) Programme. The programme commenced with a service officiated by Rev. Kereta Faatonu and was attended by Professor Richard Herr and Dr. Meagan Alessandrini from the School of Laws and Social Sciences of the University ... Read More »

Parliamentary Trips July – October 2017

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Study Group on Public Accounts Committee Oversight of Responses to National Crises12 – 15 July 2017, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia hosted a global study group on Public Accounts Committees (PACs) and their oversight of responses to national crises. The Study group took place in Victoria, Canada from 12-15 July 2017. Member for Finance & ... Read More »

Member’s Pre-Sitting Briefing Summary 10th November 2017

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Member’s Pre-Sitting Briefing Summary NOVEMBER Members of Parliament, met today, Friday 10 November at the Media Centre, Tuanaimato at 9.30am for their usual Member’s Briefing. The Attorney General and Chief Executive Officers for the Ministry of the Prime Minister, SIFA, the Fire and Emergency Services Authority, and the Totalisator Agency Board provided overviews of the objectives and contents of 6 ... Read More »

3rd Australia-Samoa Parliamentary Partnership Seminar Series

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The 3rd Australia-Samoa Parliamentary Partnership Seminar Series for Members of Parliament, themed Parliamentary Privilege & Ethics was held on the 3rd and 4th October 2017 at the Taumeasina Island Resort, Moataa. The two day seminar was facilitated by the Former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Australia Ms. Anna Burke and staff of the House of Representatives: Claressa Surtees- ... Read More »

Roofing Ceremony for the new Maota Fono

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On Tuesday 12th September 2017, an official ceremony was held at the Maota Fono construction site at Tiafau, Mulinuu to celebrate the installation of the roof frame for the new Maota Fono. Reverend Iamafana Faauuga began the ceremony with an opening prayer followed by the keynote address by the Honorable Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi. “I wish to extend ... Read More »

Members of the Social Sector Committee meets with UN’s First Human Rights Working Group to Samoa.

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The United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group (UNHRCWG) a first of its kind to Samoa met with Members of the Social Sector Committee Wednesday 15th August 2017 at Parliamentary precinct, Tuanaimato. The UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group’s main objective is to gain a first-hand understanding of issues related to preventing and combatting discrimination against women in law and ... Read More »

O LE AO O LE MALO TAKES OATH

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Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II took the oath of Head of State on Friday 21st July 2017 at the Parliament precinct, Tuanaimato. The ceremony opened with a prayer service officiated by Reverend Elder Tunumoso Iosia Soliola, Chairman of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa. The swearing in was administered by His Honour the Chief Justice, Patu Tiavaasue Falefatu Maka Sapolu. His ... Read More »

PARLIAMENTARY SITTING SUMMARY- 30th May 2017

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The Assembly reconvened on Tuesday 30th May at 9:00am for its parliamentary sitting. 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 Bills.  12 Annual Reports were tabled in accordance with Standing Order 49 by the Samoa Post Office; ... Read More »

Sitting Summary 5 July 2017: Appointment of the new O le Ao o le Malo

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On Wednesday 5th July the Assembly reconvened at 9:00am to appoint the new Head of State, as prescribed under Article 18(5)(a) of the Constitution of Samoa, which states, “that the Speaker shall, as soon as possible after receiving the Notice: if the Legislative Assembly is sitting, lay the Notice before the Legislative Assembly to appoint the Head of State” The ... Read More »

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