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Declaration of state of emergency and early election

The President has declared a state of emergency under Article 77 of the Constitution and made presidential orders for a general election on 8 June 2013 and the removal of the Speaker ...

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Dissolution of 20th Parliament

On 23 May 2013 the Speaker dissolved the 20th Parliament in accordance with Article 41(4) of the Constitution.   A general election is to be held on 22 June 2013.   See Gazette ...

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May 2013 sittings of Parliament

Parliament could not proceed on Thursday 23 May 2013 due to lack of quorum.   The Parliamentary sitting on Tuesday 21 May 2013 was adjourned for lack of quorum until 2pm ...

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Current position-30 April 2013

If the President advises the Speaker to dissolve Parliament, the Constitution says that advice must be referred to Parliament.   The Supreme Court has clarified what "referral ...

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Statement of Speaker on 26 April

Statement of Hon Godfrey Thoma MP Speaker of Parliament   26 April 2013   Honourable Members   Because we have no quorum, we cannot proceed to transact any business ...

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New Speaker of Parliament

At the sitting on Thursday 25 April 2013 at 10am Hon Godfrey Thoma was elected Speaker of Parliament.

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New advice for dissolution

On 15 April 2013 the President advised the Speaker of Parliament to dissolve Parliament under Article 41 of the Consitution.   Under that Article the advice must be referred ...

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Resignation of Speaker

Honourable Ludwig Scotty MP resigned as Speaker of the Parliament on the morning of Thursday 18 April 2013 shortly after he adjourned the House until the ringing of the bells, having mentioned to ...

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Appointment of Clerk

On Thursday 11 April 2013 the Speaker of Parliament appointed Ann-Marie Thoma as Clerk of Parliament.   Ann-Marie joined the Parliament Office in 2010 as the Executive Secretary for the ...

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April 2013 sittings of Parliament

The Parliamentary sitting at 10am on Tuesday 30 April 2013 was adjourned for lack of quorum until 10am Thursday 2 May 2013.   The Parliamentary sitting at 2pm on Friday 26 April 2013 (the ...

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Withdrawal of advice

Acting under Article 41(5) of the Constitution, the President withdrew his advice for dissolution of Parliament on Thursday 11 April 2013. This means that the Speaker is not obliged to ...

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Supreme Court decisions

The Supreme Court recently decided 2 matters resulting in a statement by the Court of the correct interpretation to be applied to Article 41 of the Constitution of Nauru.   Article 41 ...

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March 2013 sitting of Parliament

At the sitting of Parliament on Friday 1 March 2013 the Speaker referred to Parliament advice received by the Speaker from the President to dissolve Parliament. After reading a letter ...

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February 2013 sitting of Parliament

At the sitting of Parliament on 7 February 2013: the Supplementary Appropriation Act (No 3) 2012-2013 was passed; the Public Finance (Control and Management) Regulations 2012 were tabled; and 11 ...

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Crimes Bill

Parliamentary Counsel, Katy Le Roy, visited Canberra in late January 2013 to work with the Australian Attorney-General's Department on the first part of a new Crimes Bill for Nauru and ...

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December 2013 sitting of Parliament

Parliament sat on 21 December 2012.   1 Bill was introduced for debate on the next sitting day: Public Sector Bill 2012 (No 26)   8 Acts were passed: Accomodation Registration ...

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Student Internship Program

Camrod Botelanga completed a 2 week student internship with the Department of Parliament. He undertook reception duties, assisted with a workshop conducted in conjuction with the Electoral Registrar ...

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November 2013 sitting of Parliament

Parliament sat on 6 November 2012.   2 Bills were introduced for debate on the next sitting day: Shipping Licences Bill 2012 (No 21) RONPHOS (Amendment) Bill 2012 (N0 22)   6 Acts were ...

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Staff training

2 Hansard officers, Nazarette Adeang and Noeleen Reiyetsi, visited the Melbourne Parliament from 3 December to 14 December 2012 to undertake a training attachment funded by the Commonwealth ...

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General election 19 June 2010

Results of the general election 19 June 2010 (PDF format)

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Parliament stalemate ends

Media release - 1 November 2010 (PDF format)

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Supreme Court declares emergency powers valid

News item - 28 October 2010   Supreme Court Decision   The President declared a state of emergency on 11 June 2010, and has since renewed the state of emergency on numerous ...

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