The Parliament of Samoa hosted an inaugural Civil Society Program on 20th November 2014. This initiative was design to encourage public engagement in the legislative process and improve media access and reporting of Parliamentary business.
This colloquium was facilitated by Professor Herr and Mr John Mc Donald of the Law Faculty at the University of Tasmania.
Under the overarching theme for Parliamentary outreach of ‘Know Your Parliament: Your Voice, Your Parliament!’ representatives from the media and civil society partook in discussions on ways and effects of increasing civil participation in Samoa’s system of parliamentary democracy.
The colloquium was made possible due to the ongoing financial assistance of the Government of Australia and the Government of Samoa.