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Results for Tonga Legislative Assembly

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans will go to the polls on November 16 in a General Election, to be held a year ahead of schedule. The nomination of candidates will be held for two-days from 27-28 September.
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Sunday 3 September 2017
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The dissolution of the Tongan Parliament by HM King Tupou VI on August 24 is a wake up call for Tongans to return their focus to Tonga's modern democratisation process. Since a move to speed up the democratic reform process was initiated in 2010, social and political progress has faltered in an increasingly unsettled and disruptive political environment. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 25 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI has dissolved the Tonga Legislative Assembly today with an instrument of dissolution Gazetted late this afternoon and posted on the Crown Law website. The king is commanding that a new election be held no later than 16 November 2017.
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Thursday 1 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Healthy living, better education and how to advance our economy are the challenges that we are facing today, Tonga's King Tupou VI said when he opened the 2017-18 session of the Tonga Legislative Assembly in Nuku'alofa this morning, 1 June 2017. The King was certain that Tongans are capable of confronting these challenges.
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Friday 31 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
Lord Tu’ivakano, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga attended an International Parliamentary Conference on National Security in Westminster, on March 27-31.
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Monday 24 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliament last week appeared to be rehearsing how to prepare, present, and to process a Vote of No Confidence in a Prime Minister and his Cabinet. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 12 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consider the Tongan pillars of love, respect, humility, reciprocation and patriotism Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala urged a gathering of parliamentary staff from 10 Pacific Islands, as he opened the 47th Annual Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference held from July 11-14 at the Fa'onelua Centre in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 2 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The most serious challenge confronting the Tongan society today is the physical health of our people, HM King Tupou VI said, when he opened the 2016-17 session of parliament this morning, 2 June, in a thoughtful speech that also challenged legislators to educate Tonga's children for global employment, and urged them to engage with all stake holders in the economy and not unilaterally change operating conditions, that may stifle growth.
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Tuesday 3 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga has been adjourned to reconvene sometime early next year. No date has been confirmed at this stage.
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Wednesday 21 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament this afternoon deferred its voting on a report of a Standing Committee on Privileges that found “there is prima facie case” for the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu, to be impeached on various allegations of abuse of his office. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 13 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By allowing a government body to decide what a society is able to view online borders on a society being closely monitored and eventually censored. ...Regulating internet content using filtering technologies and administered by a single government body not only provides a false sense of security but the potential to evolve into full censorship is a concern that should not be ignored. ...The focus should be on education and empowerment to ensure parents and children are safe online rather than a government legislated filter. - Anthony Tuipeatau
Monday 12 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga, which was set to resume sitting today has been further adjourned to Monday, 19 October.
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Thursday 17 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition that called on Tonga’s government to “safeguard and preserve the Popua Sia for future generations and to find another site for housing developments,” was approved by Tonga’s parliament yesterday, September 16, and passed to government to action. “We will not lose it,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the House. “We will cement it, preserve it, and landscape it.” From the House, by Pesi Fonua
Tuesday 25 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was an uproar in the Tongan Parliament this morning, 25 August when, in a bid to avoid impeachment, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu presented a motion for parliament to replace members of its Standing Committee on Privileges with new members of his own selection. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Parliament was in an upheaval this afternoon with the revelation by Lord Tu’ilakepa that the Prime Minister was paying his Media Adviser $500 a day, three days a week. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament this afternoon decided unanimously to allow more time for the House Committee on Privileges to inquire into impeachment allegations against Hon. 'Etuate Lavulavu, that were tabled into parliament on Monday 17 August.
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Friday 31 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will resume on Monday, 10 August in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 25 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva told the House budget debate on Tuesday night that if the Government has to pay Forbes magazine USD$100,000 for an interview they did with him on 11 February, then there was nothing to worry about, - “it is not a big amount, we can recover the money”, he said. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 4 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new big budget offers a $5 million boost for government salaries along with new charges to be imposed on foreign exchange and a large increase in airport tax to raise funds for the 2019 Pacific Games. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 28 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty King Tupou VI officially opened the Tonga Legislative Assembly this morning, 28 May. Photos by Linny Folau
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