27 July, 2017

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Legislative Assembly

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 »

Parliamentary Sitting Summary 21 June- 4 July 2017

Legislative Assembly

21June – 27 June 2017 The Assembly reconvened on Wednesday 21st June at 9:00am to begin second reading debates on the Appropriation Bill 2017/2018. Parliament sat from 21st – 23rd, 26th – 27th June, and 4th – 5th July 2017. The following summary provides an overview of the business put before the Assembly, Members who participated in debates and various ... Read More »

Member’s Pre-Sitting Briefing Summary


Members of Parliament, met at the Media Centre, Tuanaimato on Monday 19th June 2017 at 9.00am for their usual Member’s Briefing. The Police Commissioner and the Chief Executive Officers for the Ministries of the Prime Minister, Revenue and Finance provided overviews of the objectives and contents of 5 bills to be tabled in the House on Wednesday 21st June. A ... Read More »

Parliamentary Trips March- June 2017


45th ACP-EU Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Social Sector Committee, Gatolaifaana Amataga Alesana Gidlow attended the 45th African, Caribbean and Pacific Parliamentary session and first plenary meeting of the year 2017 which took place in Brussels from the 21st March to 24th March 2017. The Assembly highlighted the importance of preparations of negotiating future relations with the European ... Read More »

Parliament hosts another College Programme during Budget Debates


Whilst Parliament was engaged with discussing the Main Estimates for 2017/2018, the Office of the Legislative Assembly hosted its 5th Parliamentary Awareness Programme for College students. Colleges from Upolu were invited to attend and a total of 80 students (from Years 9 to 11) and teachers in the relevant fields participated. The Programme included having students and teachers witness Members ... Read More »

Pacific Region: Commonwealth Parliamentary Series

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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 »

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