Petition

Thousands back Japan high heels campaign

The petition was started by Yumi Ishikawa who says she was made to wear high heels while working at a funeral parlour.

Her tweets on the issue went viral with more than 30,000 shares.

In 2015, a London receptionist was sent home from work without pay after she refused to wear high heels.

Multiple petitions call for dissolution of Tonga Parliament

Matangi Tonga reported the petitions, presented on Monday, come alongside claims there were no checks and balances and corruption existed in government.

A former government minister Clive Edwards presented a petition signed by former politicians.

Noble MP Lord Nuku presented a petition from the country's nobles.

The third petition was presented by former MP Teisina Fuko from members of the general public.

Clive Edwards said he believed that once a Royal Commission for Investigation was appointed, a caretaker government would need to be put in place.

Petition calling for investigation into Tongan PM tabled

The prime minister 'Akilisi Pohiva had urged parliament to defer the petition, which alleges he and his cabinet colleagues breached the constitution, so that the budget could be debated.

The petition asks that an audit be carried out on some government department's budgets from 2015 until now.

It also proposes the impeachment of seven Cabinet Ministers including Mr Pohiva.

Mr Pohiva wants parliament to debate the proposed budget because there's only five or six days left to do so.

Tongan petition calls for probe into PM and ministers

A copy of the petition, which contained 3330 signatures, was also delivered to the King.

A member of a committee behind the petition, Mele 'Amanaki, presented a copy to the Speaker of the House, Lord Fakafanua on Wednesday.

Matangi Tonga reports it was endorsed by 'Eua MP and one-time Finance Minister Tevita Lavemaau.

The petition names seven ministers including Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva and alleges they breached the Constitution as well as other laws, saying they are not trustworthy to govern.

Petition to impeach Tonga PM and ministers due Friday

The Secretary-General of the Public Service Association, Mele 'Amanaki, said a six member committee, including herself, organised the petition.

Ms 'Amanaki, was a candidate in the last two general elections.

Matangi Tonga reported the petition had been posted online for in an effort to gather more signatures.

The call for impeachment was for 'Akilisi Pohiva and six of his ministers, namely Semisi Sika, Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa, Penisimani Fifita, Mateni Tapueluelu, Vuna Fa'otusia and Tu'i Uata.

Tongan petition signed by 50k after 'heartbreaking' league loss

 Hundreds of Tongan rugby league fans gathered in central Auckland yesterday where they sang hymns in protest following a heartbreaking and controversial loss to England in the World Cup semi-final on Saturday. Hundreds of Tongan rugby league fans gathered in central Auckland yesterday where they sang hymns in protest following a heartbreaking and controversial loss to England in the World Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Royal petition hopes to keep Pacific Games in Tonga

Lord Vaea hopes a royal petition will convince the government to change its mind despite its declaration this week that its decision to withdraw from hosting the games was final.

Lord Vaea said the ability of countries like Fiji and Samoa to host top sporting events was more advanced than Tonga's and the recent Super Rugby fixtures provided evidence of that.

Petition to be presented to Tongan king for Pac Games

The prime minister 'Akilisi Pohiva has told a meeting with the Pacific Games Council that he is adhering to his announcement last month to pull out of hosting the event.

RNZI reports Vaea said Mr Pohiva never gave the council a chance to offer its assistance and alterative options.

He said now a petition involving the sporting community, school principals and members of the general public will be presented to the king next week.

Tonga's PSA to petition king

RNZI reports the restructure came after a nearly two year review by the Remuneration Authority but the PSA General Secretary Mele 'Amanaki said it was unfair and the review lacked transparency.

The PSA presented a petition to Cabinet to delay the structure implementation until next year but Cabinet declined it and said the Authority and Public Service Commission would inform the PSA of the reasons why.

Ms 'Amanaki said the petition, with about 500 signatures, would now be presented to the king.

Robin Williams' kids ask judge to toss wife's estate claims

Zachary, Zelda and Cody Williams are asking a judge to dismiss a petition filed by Susan Williams.

The December 2014 petition asked the court to exclude the contents of the Tiburon home that she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams said the children should have.

The children in their Aug. 14 filing say the estate's trustees have determined the division of all of Williams' personal property, and those decisions are final. They accuse Susan Williams of holding on to property that is theirs.