A call to replace members of the Legislative Assembly Standing Commitee on Privileges has breached the principles of the separation of powers.
NATURAL justice was amongst top defending grounds raised when the Legislative Assembly debated the much controversial motion for an impeachment of Vava’u 16 constituency MP and Minister of Infrastructue and Tourism Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu.
Parliament has resolved to grant Lavulavu a right of reply for allegation made against him on the grounds of natural justice.
THE Speaker’s announcement of no parliamentary visits for 2016 was met with resistance in Parliament.
THE Speaker may order a Member of Parliament to vacate the Legislative Assembly for a period exceeding five days if not complying with the House’s Rules of Procedures.
Lord Tu’ivakano reminded MPs about of House Rules when the House resumed after lunch break.
His comments came after Vava’u 16 constituency MP ‘Etuate Lavulavu voiced his right to reply to accusations made against him in an impeachment motion read in Parliament earlier today.
THE media is the fourth estate mechanism in a democratic society that holds Cabinet and Parliament accountable to the people.
Therefore they should be free and independent to carry out its watchdog role in society.