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Results for Tonga Legislative Assembly

Friday 27 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fearing that a visit to Taiwan might damage Tonga's diplomatic relationship with China, Tonga's Parliament has stopped its Speaker from attending this year's Asia Pacific Parliamentary Union (APPU) meeting in Taiwan. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Law
Friday 20 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General Neil Adsett has announced he is stepping down, stating that, “I confirm that I am finishing up soon as Attorney General in Tonga. It is the right time now for a Tongan lawyer to take over, especially with important cabinet meetings, parliament sessions and elections later this year.”
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Wednesday 11 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's biggest annual budget of $483.7 million Pa'anga was presented to the Tongan Parliament by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr 'Aisake Eke this morning, 11 June, revealing that government is depending on aid donors to finance 59% of its expenditure. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 5 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of Tongatapu secondary and tertiary school students with lively brass bands marched through central Nuku'alofa this morning, June 5 to mark the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga 2014 Session. Photos by Linny Folau and Caroline Manu.
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Friday 18 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An attempt by the former Minister of Finance Lisiate 'Akolo to make a direct in-put into the 2014-2015 National Budget with nine Motion Resolutions that he tabled into the Tongan parliament on 24 March was deflected by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 11 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Public Service Association (PSA) is demanding an additional 20% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in their salaries and wages, the Minister of Finance, Hon. 'Aisake Eke told the Tongan Parliament on April 6. Whether or not government could meet the demand would not be clear until the government’s 2014-15 budget was finalized.
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Raising the controversial issues of Tongan passport sales and transfers of funds to TongaSat, the Annual Report of Tonga's Auditor General for 2012-13 was rejected by the Tongan parliament last week on April 2. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 3 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI reminded Tongans of their islands’ vulnerabiity to the effects of climate change, in his message for the closing of the 2013 Session of Tonga Legislative Assembly, this morning.
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will be closed by three nobles, tomorrow Thursday, April 3, after sitting this week in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 13 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Legislative Assembly 2013 session will resume on March 24 to discuss outstanding bills before it closes to re-open on June 5.
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Thursday 27 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will resume on Monday, March 24 after it was adjourned from October last year.
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Wednesday 6 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga is adjourned to early next year when it will continue deliberation on Government Bills, before closing.
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The resignation of Lord Tu‘iha‘ateiho as the Acting Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday, 27 August, is the latest fiasco in parliament, since Tonga introduced a new political system at the end of 2010. Editor’s Comment, By Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu‘iha‘ateiho resigned as the Acting Speaker of the Tongan Parliament this morning, 27 August. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 1 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliament could not decide which version of the Tongan Constitution has precedence - the Tongan version or the English version. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 26 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's lawmakers are struggling to agree on what kind of anti-corruption mechanism might be put in place for Tonga. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 28 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliament has amended the country's Income Tax Act, hoping to catch foreign consultants in its tax net and reap more revenue from a heavily donor-funded budget that it passed yesterday 27 June.
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Friday 14 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs to find ways to boost the local economy, said HM King Tupou VI when he opened the 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga at Parliament House, on June 13.
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Thursday 13 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of secondary and tertiary school students with lively brass bands from throughout Tongatapu marched through central Nuku'alofa on Thursday, June 13 to mark the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga 2013 Session.
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Sunday 9 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs more time to allow its two-year-old democracy to flourish, HM King Tupou VI told the Tonga Legislative Assembly in a message on June 7.
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