The Parliament Standing Committee on Social Affairs is currently examining the following Bills and invites public to give its views:

Heritage Bill (Bill No. 10 of 2016)
The intention of this Bill is to fulfill one of Fiji’s obligations under the World Heritage Convention, the Heritage Bill 2016 seeks to provide for the recognition, management and protection of places having world heritage values in Fiji.

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill (Bill No. 12 of 2016)
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016 seeks to provide for, uphold and enforce the rights of persons with disabilities in Fiji as provided for under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘UNCRPD’).

The copies of the Bills are available on the Parliament website www.parliament.gov.fj under the heading “Bills” or by clicking on the following links for each Bill:

  1. Bill No. 10 of 2016
  2. Bill No. 12 of 2016

The Committee is calling for written submissions from interested persons or organizations wishing to express its views on the two Bills, by writing submissions addressed to:

The Chairman
Standing Committee on Social Affairs
PO Box 2352
Government Buildings
SUVA

as soon as possible but no later than Monday 4th July, 2016.

Please note that written submission can be send by email savenaca.koro@govnet.gov.fj but for those parties who are interested in giving Oral submission can contact the Committee Secretariat, Mr. Savenaca Koro on telephone 3225695.