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ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S CHAMBERS 2009

December 31
12:00 2009

Written By : SUN FIJI NEWSROOM. The Attorney-General’s Chambers has been at the forefront of modernizing the reformist agenda of the Bainimarama Government.

Amongst the many achievements of the Chambers are the implementation of the new legal order following the abrogation of the 1997 Constitution by His Excellency our President Ratu Josefa Uluivuda Iloilovatu; liberalisation of the liquor and shop trading hours; strengthening of copyright laws; introduction of the Domestic Violence laws; modernizing the criminal laws, Criminal Procedure and Sentencing laws; the successful restructure of the legal profession with stringent and modern rules for professional standards and discipline of legal practitioners and the successful establishment of the Independent Legal Services Commission as provided for under the Legal Practitioners Decree; the revision of all of Fiji’s existing laws, an exercise that has not been done since 1985 and the appointment of the Fiji Law Revision Commissioner (Ms Felicity Heffernan); and playing a key role in the lead up to the signing of the Vatukoula Gold Mine Deed.

The following is the complete list of the 2009 Decree and Promulgations:

GOVERNMENT OF FIJI DECREES SINCE APRIL 2009
(POST ABROGATION OF THE 1997 CONSTITUTION)

Decree Title:
No.

1. Fiji Constitution Amendment Act 1997 Revocation Decree
2. Executive Authority of Fiji Decree
3. Fiji Existing Laws Decree
4. Revocation of Judicial Appointments Decree
5. Revenue & Expenditure Decree
6. State Services Decree
7. Citizenship Decree
8. Office of Vice-President and Succession Decree
9. Administration of Justice Decree
10. Administration of Justice (Amendment) Decree
11. Human Rights Commission Decree
12. Local Government Act (Amendment) Decree
13. Liquor Act (Amendment) Decree
14. Employment Relations Promulgation (Amendment) Decree
15. Customs Tariff (Amendment) Decree
16. Legal Practitioners Decree
17. Land Transport (Amendment) Decree
18. Copyright (Amendment) Decree
19. Legal Aid (Amendment) Decree
20. Trust Accounts (Amendment) Decree
21. Income Tax Act (Amendment) Decree
22. Income Tax Act (Amendment) (No.2) Decree
23. Citizenship of Fiji Decree
24. High Court Act (Amendment) Decree
25. Administration of Justice (Amendment) (No.2)
26. Marriage Act (Amendment) Decree
27. State Services (Amendment) Decree
28. Executive Authority of Fiji (Amendment) Decree
29. Office of the Vice-President and Succession (Amendment) Decree
30. Real Estate Agents Act (Amendment) Decree
31. Native Land Trust Act (Amendment) Decree
32. Fijians Trust Fund Act (Amendment) Decree
33. Domestic Violence Decree
34. Gaming Decree
35. Gambling Turnover Tax (Amendment) Decree
36. Income Tax Act (Amendment) (No.3) Decree
37. Liquor (Amendment) Decree
38. Fijians Trust Fund (Amendment) (No.2) Decree
39. Fiji National University Decree
40. Medical Imaging Technologists Decree
41. Radiation Health Decree
42. Sentencing and Penalties Decree
43. Criminal Procedure Decree
44. Crimes Decree
45. Reserve Bank of Fiji Act (Amendment) Decree
46. Capitals Market Decree
47. Daylight Saving (Amendment) Decree
48. Regulation of National Spectrum Decree
49. Trust Accounts (Amendment) (No.2) Decree
50. Tax Administration Decree
51. National Fire Service (Amendment) Decree
52. 2010 Appropriation Decree
53. Commerce (Amendment) Decree
54. Establishment of National Employment Centre Decree
55. Shop (Regulation of Hours and Employment) (Amendment) Decree
56. Marine (Amendment) Decree
57. Marine Safety Authority of Fiji Decree
58. Medical and Dental Practitioners Decree

2009 PROMULGATIONS (JANUARY
TO APRIL 2009) PRIOR TO THE ABROGATION OF THE 1997 CONSTITUTION

Prom- Title:
ulgation
No.
1. Land Transport Authority (Amendment) Promulgation
2. FICAC (Amendment) Promulgation
3. Fiji Electricity Authority Guarantee Promulgation
4. Commerce (Amendment) Promulgation
5. Fiji Islands Visitors Bureau (Amendment) Promulgation
6. Fiji Institute of Technology Act (Amendment) (No.2) Promulgation
7. Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Promulgation
8. Marine Act (Amendment) Promulgation
9. Legal Aid (Amendment) Promulgation
10. Civil Aviation Authority (Amendment) Promulgation
11. Value Added Tax (Amendment) Promulgation
12. Value Added Tax Decree (Budget Amendment) Promulgation
13. Income Tax Act (Amendment) (No.1) Promulgation 14. Income Tax Act (Amendment) (No.2) Promulgation

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