“Capacity development should NOT be a one-time occurrence. Rather, it should be an ongoing exercise spread throughout the term as Members need to familiarize themselves with practices and procedures but when it comes to issues that are regularly raised in the House- such as budget oversight and the scrutiny of bills- then members need to be constantly updated”
(R-L)Speaker Lord Tu'ivakano & Deputy Clerk, Dr. Sione Vikilani
CONFIDENCE and trust in the Parliament of any democratic country Tonga included is crucial for the survival of its good reputation.
THE Hon. Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, ‘Etuate Lavulavu will commence work without pay for five months effective in January 2016.
THE CPA Branch of the Northern Territory is hosting the 2015 CPA Australia and Pacific Regional Conference at Parliament House in Darwin today until Thursday, November 26.
THE Legislative Assembly of Tonga has been adjourned until early next year.
The date is yet confirmed.
Members have been notified of the adjournment.
Meanwhile the Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committees continue to meet and discuss referral matters from the House.