THREE Staff from the Legislative Assembly of Tonga’s Hansard division this week received much needed training at the Victorian Parliament on the For the Record (FTR) recording system.
The Hansard division has been using the Express Scribe system and the move to the FTR was prompted by the donation of new equipment to the Legislative Assembly after Cyclone Gita destroyed most of the recording equipment in the Old Parliament House.
The team includes Keasi Pongi, Fe’ofa’aki Ongolea and ‘Ana Tapueluelu. They have been learning in detail from their counterparts at the Victorian Parliament about the technology available for more efficient transcribing of parliamentary proceedings.
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(L-R): 'Ana Tapueluelu, Fe'ofa'aki Ongolea & Keasi Pongi 
It is with much anticipation that after this weeklong training, recipients will be able to  effectively use the FTR System
  • manage and can provide FTR training to other staff
  • accurately use the system and any updated versions
  • assist with fixing the system should any problems occur.

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During their attachment with Victoria Parliament Hansard Officers Fe'ofa'aki Ongolea &  'Ana Tapueluelu


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Hansard Officer Keasi Pongi

The training has been made possible through the support of the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP and the kind assistance of the Victorian Parliament.
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