AG position still pending

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To date, Cabinet has yet to appoint an Attorney General, since the extension of her contract from Mach this year, pending the outcome of the Public Service Commission hiring process.

It is now September, there has been no decision on the PSC hiring process. Efforts were made to get comments from the Chair of the PSC, Lauano Vaosa Epa, but were unsuccessful. 

Su’a Hellene Wallwork took over the position last year in September upon appointment by Cabinet, on an interim basis, after the termination of services for the former AG, Savalenoa Mareva Betham-Annandale.

It’s unclear whether Su’a has applied for the position as emails for comments were not answered.

The daughter of Seiuli Paul Wallwork and Su’a Julia, Su’a Hellene is from the villages of Gagaoifolevao Lefaga and Vailele.

Since taking over the position, Su’a uncovered the discrepancies in the three controversial bills which was approved by Parliament last year. An investigation led by Su’a uncovered there are different versions of the Acts, compared to the Acts endorsed by the Head of State.

This led to the appointment of a Parliamentary Inquiry Committee to look into this matter.