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New Laws To Be Introduced

New Laws To Be Introduced
President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote and his escort salute the regimental colours while inspecting the troops on parade at the Parliament opening on September 4, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga
September 05
11:00 2017

In the upcoming Parliamentary session, new laws will be introduced – and existing laws reviewed.

There will be a number of legal reforms, commercial reforms, and reforms to spur and improve development and encourage business and provide commercial and financial opportunities for all Fijians.

President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote yesterday revealed what the upcoming Parliamentary session’s agenda will be.

Parliament will deal with changes in:

  •  Public health protection and quarantine.
  •  The financial reforms will cover credit unions, consumer credit, bankruptcy, tariffs and duties, and financial management.
  •  Substance abuse and anti-doping.
  •  Legislation to reform town planning, land tenancy and subdivision of land.
  •  Administrative reforms affecting the public enterprises, Fiji Institute of Accountants, and registration of practising engineers.
  • Parliament will review the:
  •  Financial Management Act,
  •  Consumer Credit Act,
  •  Security Industry Act,
  •  Stamp Duties Act,
  •  Customs Act,
  •  Customs Tariff Act,
  •  Land Transport Act,
  •  Sale of Goods Act,
  •  Bankruptcy Act and
  •  Police Act.

Edited by Mohammed Ali


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