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  1. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Act 8A of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-03-21 | TON-2019-L-109716

  2. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act 2018 (Act 13 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-21 | TON-2019-L-109714

  3. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018 (Act 20 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-21 | TON-2018-L-109715

  4. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Microfinance Institutions Act 2018 (Act No. 1 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-06-23 | TON-2018-L-109713

  5. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) (No. 4) Act 2016 (Act 13 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-24 | TON-2016-L-105142

  6. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2016 (Act 9 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-30 | TON-2016-L-105141

  7. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act 3 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-31 | TON-2016-L-105140

    1 Short title and interpretation
    2 Section 6 amended

  8. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act 14 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-19 | TON-2015-L-102541

  9. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Statistics Act 2015 (Act 7 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-10-15 | TON-2015-L-105139

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    1 Short Title
    2 Interpretation

    PART II - THE MINISTER, GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN, STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AND NATIONAL STATISTICS ADVISORY BOARD
    3 Statistics Department
    4 Appointment of the Government Statistician
    5 The duties of the Government Statistician
    6 Responsibilities of the Government Statistician
    7 Minister responsible for statistics
    8 National Statistics Advisory Council

    PART III – REPORTING
    9 Annual report

    PART IV – PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
    10 Oath of office and evidence of appointment
    11 Protection from disclosure of respondent information
    12 Limited disclosure of certain details permitted
    13 Respondent information is privileged

    PART V – COLLECTION OF STATISTICS
    14 Census of Population
    15 Surveys and censuses
    16 Joint collection of statistics
    17 Use of administrative records of departments for statistical purposes

    PART VI – TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES
    18 Temporary employees

    PART VII – ACCESS TO RECORDS
    19 Access to records

    PART VIII – OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
    20 Offences and Penalty

    PART IX – REPEAL OF STATISTICS ACT 15
    21 Repeal

  10. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act 4 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-06-25 | TON-2015-L-105138

  11. Tonga - - Law, Act

    National Retirement Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 25 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-03 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-08 | TON-2014-L-98650

  12. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 11 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-27 | TON-2014-L-98639

  13. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act 15 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-16 | TON-2014-L-102540

  14. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 5 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-20 | TON-2014-L-98646

  15. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Nurses (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act No. 3 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | TON-2014-L-98649

  16. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Education Act 2013 (Act No. 25 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-02-26 | TON-2014-L-98654

    Provides that every child has a right to education in Tonga and that education is compulsory for all children between the ages of 4 and 18 years old. Sets out the administration of educational institutions and the management of schools. Deals with both private and public run schools as well as tertiary institutions and vocational training institutes.

  17. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Rehabilitation of Offences Act 2013 (Act No. 27 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-02-26 | TON-2014-L-98655

  18. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Family Protection Act 2013 (Act No. 19 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-05 | TON-2013-L-98651

    An Act to provide for greater protection from domestic violence, to introduce protection order, clarify the duties of the police and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of victims of domestic violence and related matters.

  19. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Counter Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime Act 2013 (Act No. 23 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-05 | TON-2013-L-98656

  20. Tonga - - Law, Act

    National Retirement Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 16 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-08-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-09-04 | TON-2013-L-98652

  21. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 5 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-28 | TON-2013-L-95597

  22. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2013 (Act No. 3 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-23 | TON-2013-L-95595

    1. Short title
    2 Clause 23 amended
    3 Clause 23 further amended

  23. Tonga - - Law, Act

    National Retirement Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act 3 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-01-04 | TON-2013-L-95589

  24. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Criminal Offences (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act No. 19 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-21 | TON-2012-L-95588

  25. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act No. 4 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-20 | TON-2012-L-95594

  26. Tonga - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Retirement Benefits Scheme (Administration) Regulations 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-30 | TON-2012-R-95591

  27. Tonga - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Retirement Benefits Scheme (Election) Regulations 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-30 | TON-2012-R-95593

  28. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Retirement Fund (Amendment) Act 2011 (Act No. 5 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-11-11 | TON-2011-L-95539

    Repeals Section 7(3) of the Retirement Fund Act 1998.

  29. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Retirement Fund Board (Amendment) Act 2011 (Act No. 4 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-08 | TON-2011-L-95541

  30. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Remuneration Authority (Amendment) Act 2011 (Act No. 2 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-02-11 | TON-2011-L-95538

    AN ACT TO AMEND THE REMUNERATION AUTHORITY ACT 2010

    I assent,
    GEORGE TUPOU V,
    11th February 2011.

    BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly in the Legislature of the Kingdom as follows:

    Short Title
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Remuneration Authority (Amendment) Act 2011.
    (2) The Remuneration Authority Act 2010 shall be referred to in this Act as the Principal Act.

    2 Schedule Amended

    The Schedule of the Principal Act is amended by inserting "Solicitor General" and "Crown Counsels" in the appropriate places.

    Passed in the Legislative Assembly this 14th day of January 2011.

  31. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Disciplinary Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-08 | TON-2010-L-95598

    Amends the Public Service (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations 2003.

  32. Tonga - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service Grievance and Dispute Procedures (Amendment) Regulations 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-08 | TON-2010-R-95599

    Amends the Public Service (Grievance and Dispute Procedures) Regulations 2006.

  33. Tonga - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Public Service Policy 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-08 | TON-2010-M-95600

    PART I -PRELIMINARY
    1 Short Title and Commencement
    2 Interpretation
    3 Purpose
    4 Instructions
    5 Application
    6 Copy of this Policy to be provided
    7 Official Secrets Act

    PART II -ORGANISATION AND CLASSIFICATION
    8 Permanent employees
    9 Contract employees
    10 Daily Paid Labourers and Casual Employees
    11 Effective and Efficient Structures
    12 Post Minimum Requirements

    PART III -STAFFING
    13 Recruitment
    14 Merit principle
    15 Induction
    16 Re-employment
    17 Probation
    18 Permanent transfers
    19 Transfer Expenses and Allowances
    20 Redundancy of Post
    21 Termination of service
    22 Pre-termination Leave
    23 Notification of Termination
    24 Resignation.
    25 Retirement
    26 Instructions

    PART IV ¿ EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
    27 Application
    28 Hours of work and attendance
    29 Leave
    30 Authority for Leave
    31 Allocation of Government housing
    32 Performance Management procedures
    33 Performance Awards
    34 Eligibility for Performance Awards
    35 Chief Executive Officer's Performance Agreement
    36 Format

    PART V -REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES
    37 Principles of the Remuneration System
    38 Remuneration and allowances
    39 Control of salaries and wages costs
    40 Classification, Grade and Remuneration Level

    PART VI -EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
    41 Principles
    42 Training instructions

    PART VII ¿MISCELLANEOUS
    43 Government transport
    44 Corporate Plan
    45 Annual Management Plan
    46 Annual Report
    47 Official correspondence
    48 Human resource files

    PART VIII -DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICES
    49 Application
    50 Appointment
    51 Conditions for locally-recruited employees
    52 Instructions relating to diplomatic and consular services
    53 Repeal and Transition

  34. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) (No.2) Act 2010 . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-24 | TON-2010-L-89602

    1 Short Title
    2 Clause 17 amended - Government to be impartial
    3 Clause 19 amended - Expenditure to be voted
    4 Clause 22 amended - Guards and Militia
    5 Clause 24 replaced - Public Officer not to engage in trade
    6 Clause 30 amended - Government
    7 Clause 31 amended - Form of Government
    8 Clause 31A inserted - Attorney General
    9 Clause 37 replaced - King may pardon convicts
    10 Clause 39 amended - Treaties
    11 Clause 41 amended - King's powers - Signature to Acts
    12 Clause 50 replaced - Constitution and powers of Privy Council
    13 Clause 50A inserted - Prime Minister
    14 Clause 50B inserted - Votes of No Confidence
    15 Clause 51 replaced - Constitution and powers of Cabinet
    16 Clause 54 replaced - Governors - how appointed
    17 Clause 55 amended - Powers of Governors
    18 Clause 59 replaced - Composition of Legislative Assembly
    19 Clause 61 replaced - Speaker
    20 Clause 62 replaced - Rules of procedure
    21 Clause 70 amended - Offences against the Assembly
    22 Clause 71 replaced - Noble deprived of his seat
    23 Clause 75 amended - Impeachment
    24 Clause 76 amended - Bye-elections
    25 Clause 77 replaced - General Elections
    26 Clause 85 amended - The Court of Appeal
    27 Clause 86 replaced - The Supreme Court
    28 Clause 87 amended - Judges to hold office during good behaviour
    29 Schedule - Procedure for appointing a Prime Minister
    30 Minor amendments

  35. Tonga - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Tonga National Qualifications and Accreditation Regulations 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-20 | TON-2010-R-95601

  36. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Prisons Act 2010 (No. 43 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-01 | TON-2010-L-89609

    Repeals the Prisons Act (Cap. 36). Section 16 deals with employment of prisoners. Provides that "any prisoner undergoing a sentence of imprisonment, unless his sentence specifies that the imprisonment is to be without hard labour, shall be employed at hard labour inside or outside the prison premises."

  37. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Tonga Police Act 2010 (Act No. 35 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-01 | TON-2010-L-89617

    Provides for the establishment, organisation, discipline and powers of the Tonga police force. Part 3 of the Act deals with employment which include provisions on code of conduct, recruitment, promotion, transfers. Also establishes the Police Employment Committee as the competent authority for overseeing matters related to employment.

  38. Tonga - - Law, Act

    National Retirement Benefits Scheme (NRBS) Act 2010 (Act No. 41 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-01 | TON-2010-L-95590

  39. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) (No.3) Act 2010 (Act No. 39 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-24 | TON-2010-L-89603

    1 Short title, interpretation
    2 Amendment of certain references to Chief Justice
    3 Clause 31A amended - Attorney General
    4 Clause 83A inserted - Rule of Law and Judicial Independence
    5 Clause 83B inserted - Lord Chancellor
    6 Clause 83C inserted - Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel
    7 Clause 84 repealed - The Courts
    8 Clause 85 amended - Court of Appeal
    9 Clause 86 amended - Supreme Court
    10 Clause 86A inserted - Land Court
    11 Claude 88 amended - Acting Judge

  40. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 34 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-20 | TON-2010-L-89612

    2 Section 2 replaced - Exemptions
    3 Section 3 amended - Interpretation
    4 New sections 4A, 4B and 4C inserted - Powers and Functions of Prime Minister, Objects, and Principles
    5 Section 5 amended - Establishment and operation of Commission
    6 Section 6 replaced - Principal functions of the Commission
    7 Section 7(3) amended - Powers of the Commission
    8 Section 8 amended - Annual and reporting obligations of Commission
    9 Section 9(1) amended - Delegation of powers
    10 Section 10 amended - Secretary of Commission
    11 Section 13 replaced - Appointment of Heads of Department
    12 New sections 13A, 13B, 13C, 13D, 13E and 13F inserted
    13 Section 15 Amended - Redundancy
    14 Section 16 replaced - Notice of resignation
    15 Section 18 amended - Daily paid worker
    16 Section 19 replaced - Code of Conduct
    17 New section 19A inserted - Serious Breach of Code
    18 Section 20 replaced - Candidacy for Legislative Assembly
    19 Section 21(2) amended - Dispute resolution and disciplinary matters
    20 New Part VA inserted - Public Service Tribunal
    21 Section 23 amended - Policy Manual
    22 New sections 23A and 23B inserted
    23 Section 26 amended - Transition for Heads of Department
    24 New section 26A - Transition for Commissioners
    25 New Schedules

  41. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Order in Public Places (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 30 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-20 | TON-2010-L-98645

  42. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Environment Management Act 2010 (Act No. 27 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-27 | TON-2010-L-89607

    Establishes the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Its role is to ensure the protection and proper management of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development.

  43. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Hazardous Wastes and Chemicals Act 2010 (Act No. 28 of 2010) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-27 | TON-2010-L-89608

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Part III - Prohibitions Relating to Other Hazardous Substances
    Part IV - Management of Hazardous Substances
    Part V - Implementation of the Applicable Conventions
    Part VI - Controls over Imports
    Part VII - Controls over Exports
    Part VIII - Controls over Hazardous Substances in Transit
    Part IX - Processes for all Notifications and Approvals
    Part X - Enforcement
    Part XI - Miscellaneous

  44. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Remuneration Authority Act 2010 (Act No. 17 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-23 | TON-2010-L-89614

    Establishes the Remuneration Authority. Its function is to consider and make recommendations as to the remuneration and other monetary benefits of the public officers listed in the schedule.

  45. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 10 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-18 | TON-2010-L-89611

    Section 2 of the Principal Act is amended by replacing the proviso with the following new proviso:
    "Provided that when any public holidays specified, except Christmas Day, the day immediately succeeding Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day, falls upon a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, that public holiday shall be celebrated on the next following Monday; and if it falls on a Tuesday or Wednesday, that public holiday shall be celebrated on the Monday before the actual public holiday."

  46. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 14 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89601

    Amends sections 60, 64 and 65 concerning elections.

  47. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 13 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89604

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act.

  48. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Electoral Boundaries Commission Act 2010 (Act No. 15 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89605

    Establishes an Electoral Boundaries Commission to define the boundaries of electoral districts and keep these under review.

  49. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Electoral Commission Act 2010 (Act No. 11 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-06 | TON-2010-L-89606

    Establishes the Electoral Commission to supervise elections.

  50. Tonga - - Law, Act

    Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 2 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-06-29 | TON-2009-L-89600

    BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature of the Kingdom as follows:

    1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) Act 2009.

    (2) The Act of Constitution of Tonga (Cap. 2) as amended, shall be referred to in this Act, as the Principal Act.

    2. Clause 59 of the Principal Act is amended by adding the following proviso at the end of the clause:

    "Provided that a representative of the Nobles or of the people, who is appointed pursuant to clause 51, shall be entitled to remain as a representative until the next occurring general election, subject to any other provision contained in his commission or in this Constitution."


    Passed by the Legislative Assembly this 22 day of June 2009.

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