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Results for NDC Report

Friday 29 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were mixed emotions in the Tongan Parliament yesterday, 28 August, as it struggled to restore order and bring its 2014 Parliamentary Session to a peaceful closure, ending the first four years of Tonga's more-democratically elected government. In the end, part of the Minutes were ordered to be deleted. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 5 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice Hon. Michael Scott is to decide whether the Supreme Court has the jurisdiction to review the internal proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, in an application brought by Tonga's former Prime Minister Lord Sevele and Paul Karalus, a former Minister of Transport, who are claiming that their reputations were damaged by the Report of a Parliamentary Select Committee.
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Friday 1 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six members of a Parliamentary Select Committee have paid costs of $5,500 to the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for delay in a hearing on an application for a Judicial Review of the Report on how a multi-million pa'anga loan from China was spent on the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa. The Attorney General is considering acting for the parliamentary committee, but not as individual members.
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Thursday 24 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hearing on an application for a Judicial Review of the Report of a Parliamentary Select Committee that investigated how a multi-million pa'anga loan from China was spent on the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa was adjourned to April 4. Five of the six committee members, who are defendants in this case, appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Wednesday January 23 unprepared for the hearing and without legal representation.
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Thursday 20 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's former Prime Minister Lord Sevele is calling for a judicial review of the report of a parliamentary select committee, in an application to the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court that will be heard on 23 January 2013.
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Tuesday 16 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Bill to increase the government expenditure for the 2012-13 financial year by more than $4.1 million pa'anga was passed by the Tongan parliament this afternoon, including $305,000 to meet extra expenses of the House. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 3 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament yesterday approved the handing over of the controversial NDC Report to a second "independent" parliamentary select committee to deal with it. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 2 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After spending a month arguing over the report of a parliamentary select committee on how the former government spent a $119 million loan from China on the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, after it was destroyed in riots on 16 November 2006, Tonga's parliament now simply does not know what to do with the report. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 24 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of the $118 million pa'anga reconstruction of central Nuku'alofa funded by a loan from the EXIM Bank of China is now hanging on a knife-edge. An investigative report leaked to the public this week reveals that high level political manoeuvring to take over the operation could derail the reconstruction by undermining its legally contracted project management. The sensitive report goes to Cabinet today, June 24.
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