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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 »

University of Tasmania grants support to Members of Parliament and OCLA


The University of Tasmania with its continuous support through education to empower staff members of the Office and Members of Parliament had opened another window of opportunity to further enhance OCLA support services and capacity of  Members of Parliament. Professor Richard Herr with the assistance of Dr. Megan Alessandrini and Ms. Kaye McPherson from the Parliament of Tasmania facilitated the ... Read More »

Graduation held for OCLA staff members


A graduation for OCLA staff members who undertook the Parliamentary Law, Practice and Procedures (PLPP) course took place at the Media Centre Building, Tuanaimato Sports Complex on Monday 30th January 2017. The PLPP course is accredited to the University of Tasmania, Hobart Australia and facilitated by Professor of Law, Prof Richard Herr. The course is one of many Office attempts ... Read More »

The Peoples Republic of China gifts technical assistance to Parliament


Representatives from the Chinese Embassy and the Parliament of Samoa gathered at Parliament precincts on Monday 23 January 2017, for the official handover of office equipment donated by the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese Ambassador to Samoa, His Excellency (H.E) Wang Xuefeng presented the gifts on behalf of the Standing Committee National People’s Congress. The container of office equipment ... Read More »

PASAI aims to improve Accountability and Transparency through our Members of Parliament


The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) held a 2 day workshop for Members of Parliament at the Media Building, Tuanaimato Sports Complex from the 19th – 20th January 2017. The workshop is part of PASAI’s attempt in achieving one of its objectives in its Strategic Plan 2014-2024 to develop strong partnerships with regional organisations with an interest in ... Read More »

Parliament Sitting Summary 24th- 25th January 2017


The Assembly reconvened on Tuesday 24th January, to begin its first sitting for 2017. 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. • 6 Annual Reports were tabled in accordance with Standing Order 49 by the ... Read More »

The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly’s End of Year Event  


The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA) held its final Prayer Meeting on Wednesday 21st December 2016. The Service commenced at 6:00am and was conducted by Reverend Toomata Kereta Faatonu. The Honorable Prime Minister attended with families of employees of the Office who joined them in thanking the Lord for another thriving year. Following the session of ... Read More »

Parliamentary Sitting


Parliament reconvened on Tuesday 20th December and will be its final sitting for the year 2016 following the Prayer Breakfast Ceremony. Approximately 18 Committee Reports were tabled in accordance with Standing Orders 52(5); Two bills were passed through Parliament after being considered in detail by the Assembly (the Coroners Bill 2016 and the Village Fono Amendment Bill 2016). The First ... Read More »

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