The Tongan Parliament degenerated to a one-party political system yesterday afternoon, 12 March, when the only Members left in the House were Cabinet Ministers and their supporters, after the Noble's Representatives walked out, along with three People's Representatives, Tevita Lavemaau, Siaosi Sovaleni and Samiu Vaipulu.
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Wednesday 13 March 2019
Thursday 7 March 2019
Government yesterday, 6 March after lunch retrieved from the House the six urgent bills that it had tabled into parliament, apparently withdrawing them for public consultation. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 20 February 2019
If Parliament’s most urgent task at the close of its first day, Monday, was the passing of a new Foreign Investment Bill 2019 in order to release $35 million in current Budget Support from donors, then other matters on the work agenda might have been expected to be put aside when the House reconvened. However, on Tuesday morning the issue of the Tonga cable black-out at the end of January occupied the attention of the House. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Friday 4 January 2013
There was a call for comments on the proposed Bills, I thought it my duty to address the Legal Aid Bill. The Legal Aid Bill sounds like a good idea, but there are several aspects of it that are big problems. – Samisoni Tuloa.
Saturday 20 October 2012
I am writing concerning a set of new bills that are to be introduced into the House for enactment into Law. I have noted a few points. 1. Consolidate a huge amount of legal power in the hands of very few and possibly unelected officials, and 2. Provide the platform for more such bills by precedence, creating a highly corrosive and corruptible government and legal environment. – Samisoni Tuloa.