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THE Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Lord Tu’ivakano today received a petition from the Catholic Women’s League in protest against the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women or CEDAW.

THE world including Tonga is immune to the terrible human consequences of the poor regulation of international arms trade.

THE Legislative Assembly of Tonga will host a two day Regional Parliamentary Workshop next Monday, from May 18-19 to promote ratification and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in the Pacific.

Participants during the workshop at Loumaile Lodge
Middle: Lord Speaker (4th to the right), Australian High Commissioner to Tonga H.E Brett Aldam (4th to the left) & participants on parliamentary oversight workshop.

PARLIAMENT through legislation, oversight function and Members of Parliament’s (MPs) close engagement with its electorates have been known as three methods to combat corruption.

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