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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan MPs in accepting an invitation to attend this Saturday’s Mate Ma‘a Tonga Rugby League test match in Auckland, New Zealand, are reportedly planning to spend up to $200,000 from the House budget to cover airfares and hotel accommodation for their weekend away.
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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Youth Parliament will be held from November 12-14 and, in preparation, a public awareness program will be launched on October 1 by the Tonga Legislative Assembly, at the Tonga National Centre.
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Wednesday 26 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament before lunch yesterday, 25 September confirmed that the Standing Law Committee of the House would scrutinise the Cabinet’s decision to take two former Prime Ministers, Lord Sevele and Lord Tu’ivakano to court in relation to the transference of $90 million from government to Tongasat.
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Thursday 31 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI urged Tonga's government to speed up its reconstruction work because he said many people are still living a hard life following the devastation inflicted by Cyclone Gita on Tongatapu and ‘Eua on February 12-13 this year. He was also concerned that government lacked long-term vision for the future of Tonga.
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Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament will reconvene on Monday 5 March at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre, Lord Fakafanua, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly announced on Friday, 16 February.
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Thursday 11 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva did not attend the opening of the Tongan Parliament 2018 session, this morning, 11 January and no mention of his absence was made, in what was called a "Huufi Fakalotofale 'o e Fale Alea 'o Tonga" or "in-house" session. The MPs will take their oath of office on a later day to be announced.
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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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