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Induction Program for Members


The Office of the Clerk conducted a two day Induction Program for newly elected members of the XVI Parliament on Tuesday 15th – 16th March, 2016. The aim was to facilitate a forum in which Members would be informed of the operations of the Office of the Clerk and the services it offers. The program was tailored to familiarize new ... Read More »

State Opening of XVI Parliament


The official State Opening of the XVIth Parliament of Samoa was held on Friday 18th March 2016 at the temporary Parliament Chambers at Gymnasium 2, Tuanaimato. The ceremony opened with a service lead by the Chairman of the CCCS, Rev Elder Tavita Roma with the Special Choir of the Office of the Clerk singing the hymns and national anthem. The ... Read More »

Primary School Parliamentary Program 2016


The Office of the Clerk and Legislative Assembly hosted its 4th Parliamentary Primary School Programme (PPSP) on the 9th – 11th and 16th – 18th of February 2016. For the first time, the programme this year was held in segments at 6 different venues, 3 for Savaii and 3 for Upolu. The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Fepuleai Letufuga Attila ... Read More »

Dissolution of XV Parliament


The XVth Parliament of Samoa was dissolved on Friday 29th January 2016 in a ceremony held at the Parliament Chambers, Tuanaimato. Following a week of Parliament Sittings, Members of Parliament gathered for the last time at Parliament Chambers for the dissolution service to end business of another parliamentary term. Reverend Panapa Fata To’o of EFKS Sasina, whom also officiated the ... Read More »

Parliamentary Law, Practice & Procedure Graduation


The staff of the Office of the Clerk completed the second unit to the Parliamentary Law, Practice and Procedure course with a graduation held at the Offices new location at the Media Centre – Tuanaimato on 28 January, 2016. The first unit was completed in the year 2014. Keynote speaker was the UNDP Resident Representative, Ms Lizbeth Cullity who congratulated ... Read More »

Maota Fono Demolition Ceremony


Following three days of Sitting, the Speaker, Hon. Laauli Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt suspended Parliament proceedings to allow for the Ceremony to commemorate the final Sitting of the XVth Parliament at the Maota Fono, Tiafau on 14th August 2015. The ceremony was attended by His Highness the Head of State, Member of the Council of Deputies, Chief Justice, Members of ... Read More »

Parliamentary Sitting Summary


The Assembly’s August sitting commenced on Tuesday 11th August 2015. 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. A total of 6 Parliamentary Papers were tabled in accordance with Standing Order 48: 5 Annual Reports, 4 Government Reponses ... Read More »

Member’s Pre-Sitting Briefing


A total of 25 Members of Parliament met on Friday, 7th August at 9:30am at the Maota Tofilau Eti Alesana for their scheduled Pre-Sitting Briefing on eight Government Bills proposed for introduction on Tuesday 11th August 2015. 1. Electoral Amendment Bill (No.3) 2015 The briefing was conducted by the Acting Electoral Commissioner, Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio with support of Senior Research ... Read More »

Tasmanian Delegation Visit


Members of the Tasmanian Parliament visited the Parliament of Samoa from 3-6 August. Headed by Michelle O’Byrne MP, the delegation consisted of 2 other members, Hon Tania Rattray MLC, Hon Rob Valentine MLC, and accompanied by Mrs Sue McLeod, Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Council. The visit is the result of an invitation from the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Laauli ... Read More »

Parliamentary Youth Programme 2015


The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA) hosted the third Parliamentary Youth Programme from 11th – 13th August 2015 at the Maota Tofilau Eti Alesana Building, Mulinuu. Mr Speaker, Hon. Laauli Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt delivered the opening address, where he reminded the participants of this great opportunity to observe and learn about the different functions of ... Read More »

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