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Wednesday 10 May 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga convened on Wednesday 10 May and started discussing pending agendas, including Government Annual Reports and Constituency Reports.
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Thursday 27 April 2023
Youth Forum

New York, USA
The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Lord Fakafanua led Tonga’s delegation to the 2023 United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum held in New York on 25-27 April.
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Thursday 30 March 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly has approved three Public Bills submitted for urgent discussion in Parliament on 29 March.
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Wednesday 15 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliamentary Speaker, Lord Fakafanua, was elected to the Board of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians, while attending an assembly of parliamentarians in Bahrain this week.
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Monday 27 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MPs were reminded of their constitutional role to effectively represent their electorate and voters, at the opening of a three-day induction program on 27 February. The Clerk told MPs one of the effective means of Parliament’s oversight role of the Executive is “Question Time”, which is widely used in overseas Legislatures, where Cabinet Ministers respond to questions from MPs. She said it is considered an effective tool used in the Legislature to scrutinise the government’s work.
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Wednesday 22 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Members of Parliament will take part in an induction program from 27 February to 1 March, to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Legislature and their duties.
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Friday 10 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alisi Taumoepeau KC will be serving as interim Ombudsman for four-months, effective 18 February, following the retirement of the current Ombudsman.
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Tuesday 7 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A heated discussion between members of the parliament, over a request of endorsement from REALTonga Airlines went nowhere in the House on Monday 6 February.
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Monday 6 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A prominent scholar and Tongan politician Dr Sitiveni Halapua (73) has passed away in New Zealand on 29 January. The House observed one minute of silence in respect of the former Tongatapu 3 People's Representative, after it was announced at the start of this morning’s session, 6 February. The Halapua Family said the funeral will be held on 14 February at Māngere, Auckland.
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Tuesday 31 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga reconvened its first meeting for 2023 this morning, Tuesday, 31 January when one new MP was sworn in.
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Friday 27 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga will convene its first meeting for 2023 on Tuesday, 31 January, after its last sitting in December 2022.
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Saturday 21 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Johnny Gratten Vaea Taione won the Tongatapu 8 By-Election with 743 votes and secured his seat in the Legislative Assembly of Tonga. He replaces the late Semisi Fakahau.
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Sunday 8 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the Tongan Parliament was told that its 2022 proceedings would not close as planned on 8 December, and that its session would continue, 'twas clear just before Christmas, that all through the House not an MP was stirring... From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 9 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The working relationship between the Tongan Parliament and Government became stranded as members of parliament engaged in a debate over a Petition from the Tonga National Construction Inc., urging Parliament to increase the budget estimation provided by the government’s Project Management Unit for the Tsunami House Reconstruction Project. The House thought they were running out of time as they were expecting to close their session on 8 December, but that was not to be. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 25 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament went into a closed session when it opened on Wednesday, after a three-weeks break, and there was no broadcasting of the morning’s proceedings. So what was parliament doing on the morning of November 23? From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Campaigning ended today for tomorrow's By-Elections to elect three new People's Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly, in the Constituencies of Tongatapu 4, Tongatapu 6 and Tongatapu 7.
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Wednesday 26 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’ilakepa is the new Chairman of the Whole House Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga. He replaces Lord Vaea who recently took up his appointment as a Cabinet Minister.
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Tuesday 25 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga resumed sitting on 24 October, when two new MPs took their oaths.
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Friday 14 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly’s meeting that was scheduled for 17 October is deferred to 24 October.
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Thursday 8 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After two-days of deliberations, the Legislative Assembly of Tonga was adjourned on Tuesday, 6 September until further notice.
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