An urgent bill pushed by Cabinet last month – the National Spatial Planning And Management (Amendment) Bill 2019 – aims to replace the King’s authority in appointing the ‘Planning Tribunal’ which adjudicates appeals filed by applicants against decisions made by the National Spatial Planning Authority, a body that assesses and approves draft plans of land/development projects.
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Tuesday 9 April 2019
Tuesday 2 April 2019
The “Tonga Police (Amendment) Bill 2019” – one of six urgent bills introduced by Cabinet last month – looks to amend Tonga’s constitution regarding the appointment process of a Police Commissioner. The bill attempts to remove the authority of the King to appoint a Police Commissioner, handing over that right to Cabinet.
Saturday 16 March 2019
When the Tongan parliament closed for the week on Thursday, 14 March, there was public concern over the current composition of the Legislative Assembly, with only Cabinet Ministers and their four People's Representative supporters attending. From the House by Pesi Fonua