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Information surrounding Leave of Absences (LoAs) from the Assembly, and the Assembly’s general guidelines to be followed by all members, can be found in the links below.
The Assembly of the South Pacific (T.S.P.) is the primary legislative authority of the Coalition. The principal function of the Assembly is to pass bills (a proposal for a new law or a change to an existing one). However, beyond legislating, the Assembly also serves as a place where:
- elections for the Cabinet and the Chair of the Assembly, as well as the first round of the Delegate elections are held;
- the confirmation of High Court Justices take place; and,
- other similar appointments are presented and voted on (such as those to the Legislator Committee and the Council on Regional Security).
The Chair of the Assembly is the government position responsible for administering the Assembly. They are the Assembly’s presiding officer, and ensure that order and decorum is well-maintained. The position of the Chair performs various other administrative, maintenance and secretarial functions. The powers and responsibilities for the Chair of the Assembly is detailed within the Legislative Procedure Act.
The Deputy Chair of the Assembly is the second-highest ranking official within the Assembly. They are responsible for executing the functions that will assist in the day-to-day running of the Assembly, they are also responsible for helping the Chair of the Assembly with their tasks as chair. In certain circumstances, the Deputy Chair of the Assembly may issue tasks and execute the functions of the Chair of the Assembly if the Chair is absent or away.
Further information can be found on the Deputy Chair’s Wiki page.
The Clerk of the Assembly is one of the leadership positions within the Assembly, they are responsible for writing new content and ensuring that existing content is kept up-to-date on both the forums and gameside Gazette, alongside writing and amending content on the countless Assembly guides present on the forums. The powers and responsibilities of the Clerk are defined at the start of a new presidium by the newly elected Chair.
Further information can be found on the Clerk’s Wiki page.
- Voting Floor — Where Assembly votes are held, and members are given the chance to vote on legislation.
- Private Hall — Private area for confidential Assembly discussions, only accessible by Assembly members.
- Foreign Affairs Committee [FACom] — An Assembly committee which looks over Foreign Affairs.
- Domestic Affairs Committee [DACom] — An Assembly committee which looks over Domestic Affairs.
- Defence Committee [DECom] — An Assembly committee which looks over Defence and Military Affairs.
- Chair Guide — An in-depth guide to Chair duties
- Legislators’ Guide to the Assembly — A comprehensive general guide to the Assembly
- List of Historical Chairs — A list of former Chairs of the Assembly
- Office of Assembly Affairs — A place for Legislators to file LoAs and for other general enquiries
- Office of Legislator Applications — A place for people to apply for Legislatorship and maintain it
- Legislator Roster — Spreadsheets with historical votes and all current legislators
- Assembly Discussions — Spreadsheets with the list of discussions in the Assembly
- Leave of Absence (LoA) — Information for Leave of Absences for Assembly members
- Code of Conduct — Information about general guidelines for Assembly members
- Gazette Subscription Service (NS) — Gameside media platform for the Assembly
- Gazette Subscription Service (Forums) — Forums media platform for the Assembly
- Bi-Weekly Briefings (Forums) — Forums bi-weekly briefings about the Assembly.
- Law and Treaty Index — An index of laws, treaties, and resolutions in the South Pacific
- Press Gallery — A place for legislators to post press releases and statements
- Get Involved — Information on how to apply for legislatorship