Politics Archive July 2009

Opposition Leader Says Parliament is Confused

Opposition leader Manasseh Sogavare says Parliament is lost in confusion because it is not in tune with the direction which the country is going.
Parliament passes bill to increase seats from present 50 to 70.

Parliament Passes Constitutional Amendment Bill

Parliament has passed the Constitution Amendment Number Two Bill 2009.
A second time for a meeting of Parliament to take extended break.

Parliament Meeting to Go into 4 Weeks Recess

The current meeting of Parliament will go into recess on the second week of August and is expected to resume in late September.
Support for people with disabilities totals to more than seven hundred thousand dollars: Hon. Forau.

Parliament to Table Disabilities Bill

A bill on assistance to People with Disabilities is expected to be tabled in the next sitting of parliament.
The Bills will breed corruption, dictatorship and undue control: Opposition.

Opposition Calls on Government to Withdraw Bills

Opposition Leader Manasseh Sogavare calls on the Government to withdraw the proposed Political Party Integrity Bill and its supporting Constitutional Amendment Bill.

Penalties for Crime Increase

Parliament has passed the Penalties Miscellaneous Bill in its second reading and Committee stage after a day's debate.

Dubious Land Dealings Worry Government

The Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua has told Parliament the ruling Government is concerned about alleged dubious land dealings by officers in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey.
There is large support from the provinces for the increase of parliamentary seats.

Possible Increase of Parliament Seats in 2010

Solomon Islands could see a rise in the number of seats in the National Parliament from the current fifty to seventy next year.
The Political Integrity Bill aims to achieve political stability, integrity and Development of Parties, and stop Parliamentarians crossing the floor at their own will.

Plans to Defeat Political Integrity Bill

A group of Government Ministers are reportedly planning to defeat the Government's Political Integrity Bill.