Bi-Weekly Briefings (48th Presidium)

:newspaper_roll: Your update, once every two weeks

Bi-Weekly Briefings deliver the latest Assembly news from the past two weeks, in a small and concentrated post focusing on simplicity. We hope you find this service useful in keeping you up-to-date with the activities of the Assembly. To view the latest briefings, please navigate to the very bottom of this forum topic. For further information about the Assembly, including links to the various different pages, guides and external documents utilised by the Assembly, make sure you checkout Assembly Concourse. For more specific and up-to-date information, we always have the Assembly Gazette, accessible either here on the forums, or here through NationStates.

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Friday, 15th March — Sunday, 31st March
📰 Bi-Weekly Assembly Briefing

First: The Assembly undertook one vote on amending the Assembly Resolution to Restore the Coalition of the South Pacific, the resolution adopted repeals sub-section 2 of section B of the the above linked resolution. The debate thread for this legislation can be found here, and the voting thread is here.


Second: Further discussion has taken place on the following legislative proposal to establish additional grounds for proscription. Some legislators have voiced their concerns about this legislation. The debate thread for this proposal can be found here


Third: Griffindor, our regional delegate has declared themselves as Emperor of the South Pacific. All interested party’s may read their statement here.


Friday, 1st March — Friday, 15th March
📰 Bi-Weekly Assembly Briefing

First: The Assembly undertook one vote on amending the Criminal Code to include a clause on the clarification of ‘impersonation’. The debate thread for this legislation can be found here, and the voting thread is here. Further discussion has also taken place on a wide variety of different topics and legislative proposals across the Assembly.


Second: ProfessorHenn has introduced a co-written resolution proposal to clarify the provisions of amnesty and the responsibility of the perpetrators with regards to the 2016 coup d’état. The link to the debate thread is here. There has been both support and disapproval of this proposal, with some legislators raising concerns about its potential side effects and dangerous if adopted by the Assembly.


Third: EmC has also introduced an amendment which would codify an appeals process within the Citizenship Act. This change would allow for one to appeal a denied citizenship application to the Assembly, their denied application would be overturned by the Assembly, if the vote was in the affirmative. The debate thread may be found here.


Fourth: Alongside the above statement, EmC has also introduced another amendment which aims to introduce additional grounds for proscription. This amendment modifies the Proscription Act, and adds ‘innocent regions’ as another entity, which if subject to aggressive actions, are also considered hostile by the South Pacific. The debate thread may be found here.


Thursday, 15th February — Thursday, 29th February
📰 Bi-Weekly Assembly Briefing

First: The Assembly held two votes on the proposed changes to both the Military Code and the Charter as detailed in the following debate thread, it can be found here. The two votes differed, one included the original proposal and its changes to the Charter, and the other vote did not, the second vote also included a slightly modified version of the proposed changes to the Military Code. Both votes failed to pass and were not adopted by the Assembly. The first vote thread is here, the second here.


Second: Further discussion has taken place on the proposal to adopt instant-runoff voting to replace approval voting in elections for the office of the Delegate. Debate has taken place with regards to this proposed change, and its advantages/disadvantages compared to approval voting. The proposed amendment to the Elections Act modifies the voting procedure for Delegate elections, alongside altering a few other small clauses. The debate thread for this proposal can be found here.


Thanks for reading! I am aware that this is indeed a short briefing compared to the last one, however, I am hopeful that I am able to deliver you a slightly more content heavy briefing in the coming week (Friday, March 15th). Until next time!


Thursday, 1st February — Thursday, 15th February
📰 Bi-Weekly Assembly Briefing

Hello all, I’d like to welcome you to the newly introduced bi-weekly (that’s once every two weeks) Assembly briefings. The format I am aiming for is a small(ish) paragraph with each salient point from within the Assembly’s day-to-day business from the past two(ish) weeks.


First: ProfessorHenn requested that the Clerk & the now former Deputy Chair provide an update with regards to their work and activity within Assembly Leadership, the Chair provided a brief update on their work accessible via this post here. At the moment, we are yet to hear back from the Clerk.


Second: The Assembly has voted and the following individuals have been confirmed to their respective portfolio’s within Banexet (Drew Durrnil)'s cabinet. ProfessorHenn (Sporaltyrus) as :mofa: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Penguin (PenguinPies) as :moc: Minister of Culture, Flaming (Ikaranara) as :mom: Minister of Roleplay & Sir_Zanny (Sir Zanny) as :moe: Minister of On Site Events. I wish each newly confirmed Minister a positive and fulfilling term.


Third: The Assembly is currently debating proposed changes to both the Military Code and the Charter, these changes are aimed at further clarifying the leadership of the military, primarily the Prime Minister. The Assembly debate thread for this proposal can be found here.


Fourth: Debate on another Assembly proposal that aims to replace approval voting in Delegate elections with instant runoff voting is also taking place. The proposed amendment to the Elections Act modifies the voting procedure for Delegate elections, alongside altering a few other small clauses. The debate thread for this proposal can be found here.


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