Petition Status

ITEM No.PARTICULARSDATE TABLEDPETITION BYReferred to WHICH
Standing Committee
Referred to WHICH
Ministry
Written Response Received OnCommittee Report TabledComments
1Introduction of a service feeOctober 12, 2014Hon. Viliame GavokaEconomic AffairsThe Committee Report was tabled on Wednesday 22–03–2017 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, Hon. Lorna Eden as—Tabled on 10–12–2014 and was referred to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs on 9 February 2015 upon the appointment of the Members of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs
January 1, 1970“Report on the Petition to Introduce Service Fee in Tourism Industry”
Petition presented on the introduction of a service fee to be charged to all guests and bills for the purposes of supplementing the incomes of tourism industry workers in Fiji from the prescribed services stated:January 1, 1970PP 100 of 2016The contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
(a) Hotels and all types of operators providing accommodation; January 1, 1970
(b) rental car operators; January 1, 1970Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
(c) inbound tour operators; January 1, 1970
(d) recreation, entertainment, cinema, eateries; January 1, 1970
(e) bars and night clubs located within an area recognised as an integrated tourism on-clave; January 1, 1970
(f) event management operators; January 1, 1970
(g) all water sports; January 1, 1970
(h) under water activities; January 1, 1970
(i) skydiving;January 1, 1970
(j) hot air balloon rides;January 1, 1970
(k) river safaris; and January 1, 1970
(l) Charter flight services. January 1, 1970
January 1, 1970
Petition signed by 690 petitioners who are tourism industry workers in Suva, Coral Coast, Nadi, Denarau and the Mamanucas.January 1, 1970
ITEM No.PARTICULARSDATE TABLEDPETITION BYReferred to WHICH
Standing Committee
Referred to WHICH
Ministry
Written Response Received OnCommittee Report TabledComments
1Referendum - Fiji flag12–02–2015Hon. Viliame GavokaJustice, Law and Human RightsTabled and referred on 12–02–2015 to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights
Petition presented on the new Fiji flag signed by approximately 1500 Fiji citizens from all works of life (that is; rugby players, British Army officers, high school students, civil servants, market vendors, lawyers, doctors, tertiary students) demanding that the House make consultation with the people via referendum before any changes to the flag are effected. This has yet to be tabled in Parliament
As presented by Hon. Gavoka:
“That the Parliament request the Honourable Speaker to appoint and convey a relevant committee within seven days, they will then report to the Parliament within 14 days of it being convened on a process and an approach to holding a referendum by June 2015.”The Hon. Prime Minister has informed publicly that the Fiji Flag would not be changed at this time
2Preservation of Shirley Park –12–02–2015Hon. Niko NawaikulaNatural ResourcesMinistry of Local Government, Housing and EnvironmentThe Committee ReportTabled and referred on 12–02–2015 to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources
was tabled on Tuesday
Petition presented in regards to the preservation of the Shirley Park with 500 petitioners (Lautoka residents) supporting the petition. As presented by the Hon Nawaikula, the purpose of preserving the park lies in its uniqueness of its location which has been targeted by commercial people.19–05–2015 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Hon. Joeli CawakiThe contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
3Distribution of Native Land Leases –14–5–2015Hon. Ratu Suliano MatanitobuaEconomic AffairsMinistry of iTaukei AffairsThe Committee Report was tabled on Wednesday 22–03–2017 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, Hon. Lorna Eden as—Tabled and referred on 14–05–2015 to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs
“Report on the petition for TLTB to review the distribution of lease to personal accounts and the land rent premised on unimproved capital value”
Petition presented in regards for a review to be done by iTLTB on the distribution of lease to personal accounts and the land rent premised on Unimproved Capital Value.PP 101 of 2016 The contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
As presented by Hon. Matanitobua, the petition asks for the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, to instruct the iTLTB to stop and review the effects of lease distribution to personal accounts and introduce a new lease structure which reflects the open market rates and prices, based on improvements (development and economic activity) on the land area.”
Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
4Payment on Full Share of Royalty –14–05–2015Hon. Mosese BulitavuNatural ResourcesMinistry of Land and Mineral ResourcesThe Committee Report was tabled on WednesdayTabled and referred on 20–05–2015 to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources
10–02–2016 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Hon. Joeli Cawaki as—
Petition presented by Hon. Mosese Bulitavu from the landowners and citizens of Fiji demanding the Honourable Prime Minister to fulfill his promise made at Nawailevu in 2011 when he opened the bauxite mine in respect of the payment of full share of royalty.“Report on the petition by the landowners of Nawailevu, Bua for the payment of full and fair share of royalties for the mining of bauxite”The contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
PP 55 of 2015
Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
5Vaturu Dam –20–05–2015Hon. Viliame GavokaNatural ResourcesMinistry of iTaukei AffairsThe Committee Report was tabled on WednesdayTabled and referred on 20–05–2015 to the Natural Resource Committee
10–02–2016 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Hon. Joeli Cawaki as—
Petition presented by Hon. Viliame Gavoka signed by 500 members of the Mataqali Navuke, Mataqali Nasanaulu, Mataqali Naivua and Mataqali Nalotawa and owners of the land where Vaturu Dam sits today. Hon. Viliame Gavoka requested if Parliament could look into the arrangement that was signed by them, approved by their parents some 40 years ago regarding the allocation of this land and the relevant compensation.“Report on the petition regarding the Vaturu Dam”The contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
PP 56 of 2015
Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
6Conditions of Work at Grand Pacific Hotel20–5–2016Hon. Viliame GavokaJustice, Law and Human RightsCurrently being scrutinised by the Committee
Petition presented by Hon. Viliame Gavoka from the staff and former staff of Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva to look into the conditions under which they work
Referred to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs on 20 March 2017
7Severity of punishment by LTA –06–07–2015Hon. Aseri RadrodroJustice, Law and Human RightsMinistry of Infrastructure and TransportThe Committee Report was tabled on Monday 24–04–2017 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, Hon Ashneel Sudhakar as—Tabled and referred on 06–07–2015 to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights
“Report on the Petition to Remove the Discriminatory Double Penalty System, III Treatment, and Illegal Booking on Drivers by LTA Officials” PP 68 of 2017
Petition presented by Hon. Aseri Radrodro highlight on the severity of punishment meted by LTA officers and the punishments - charging of offenders, fining offenders, awarding demerit points and the offenders licenses and suspending a license for six months for the same traffic offence. Also highlighted was the double punishment system being unconstitutional and breaches rights of a person, equality and freedom from discrimination under Section 26(1) of the Constitution.Referred to the Standing Committee on Social Affairs on 20 March 2017The contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
8Rotuma Bill 2015 and Rotuma Lands Bill 2015 –08–07–2015Hon. Ro Teimumu KepaSocial AffairsOffice of the Prime MinisterTabled and referred on 08–07–2015 to the Standing Committee on Social Affairs
Petition presented by the Leader of Opposition on the Rotuma Bill and Rotuma Lands Bill of 2015 asking the Chamber to stop and defer the further tabling, reading and passing into the law the two current bills before Parliament with respect to Rotuman Island and the Rotumans.The Committee is still considering the Petition
Yet to be tabled in Parliament
9Transforming Nadroga/ Navosa High School to a Technical College –09–07–2015Hon. Viliame GavokaSocial AffairsMinistry of Education, Heritage and ArtsThe Committee Report was tabled on Wednesday 26–08–2015 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Hon. Viam PillayTabled and referred on 09–07–2015 Referred to the Standing Committee on Social Affairs
Petition presented by the Hon. Viliame Gavoka signed by the parents and the community in Nadroga/Navosa, asking Government to review and rescind its decision to transform Nadroga/ Navosa to a Technical College.
The contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
10Review/ Redress of the 2015 Police Back Pay –24–08–2015Hon. Semesa KaravakiJustice, Law and Human Rights
Tabled and referred on 24–08–2015 to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights
Petition presented by Hon. Karavaki requesting Parliament to review and redress a vast anomaly present in the recent Police Back Pay of 2015. The Hon. Member further elaborated on a Job Evaluation Exercise in 2004 that was carried out by the Government awarding a 30% pay increase to the Police Officers, also including the other members of the Disciplined Forces. As compared to this year it was carried out and the confusion surrounding the payment has become unmanageable. Therefore the Member requested that the Parliament assist in the matter.
The Committee is still considering the Petition
Committee to finalise the report as it is still being considered
11Acquisition of Land - Tokatoka Nakabasi, Navisabasaba Village –24–08–2015Hon. Viliame GavokaSocial AffairsMinistry of iTaukei AffairsThe Committee Report was tabled on Tuesday 09–02–2016 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Hon. Viam Pillay as—Tabled and referred on 24–08–2015 to the Standing Committee on Social Affairs
“Report on the petition of Navisabasaba Village, Nadroga” PP 7 of 2016
Petition presented by Hon. Gavoka on behalf of the people of the Mataqali Lewe I Nadroga, Yavusa, Yavusa Louvatu, Tokatoka Nakabasi, who reside in the village of Navisabasaba asking Parliament to look into their request in terms of the land they live on.The contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
12Petition by the Yavusa Navauvau –25–08–2015Hon. Viliame GavokaJustice, Law and Human RightsMinistry of iTaukei AffairsThe Committee Report was tabled on Wednesday 28–09–2016 by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, Hon. Ashneel Sudhakar as—Tabled and referred on 25–08–2015 to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights
“Report on the petition by Yavusa Navauvau” PP 18 of 2016
Petition presented by Hon. Gavoka regarding a piece of land of some 4286 acres known as Tovatova Black Block which is today a State Land requesting Parliament to convene an appropriate Committee to look into this matter and address this request by the people from the Yavusa Navauvau.The contents of the report be debated upon on a future sitting date pursuant to SO121 (5)
Yet to be set down for debate in Parliament
ITEM No.PARTICULARSDATE TABLEDPETITION BYReferred to WHICH
Standing Committee
Referred to WHICH
Ministry
Written Response Received OnCommittee Report TabledComments
1Petition for Parliament to Accommodate the Request for Construction of the Nasali-Vutia-Nukui social Road,Rewa in the 2016 National Budget9–2–2016Hon. Ro Teimumu KepaSocial Affairs
Petition presented in regards to the construction of access road in the Rewa Delta, The Petition has 842. In this respect, Madam Speaker, with the undersigned, they have said 842 of them, petition the Parliament of Fiji to direct according to the appropriate powers within the Standing Orders that a relevant Committee review the concerns and request petitioned herein for consideration or construction of the social road and prioritising of the same, beginning in the 2016 National Budget. Madam Speaker, I hereby submit this petition for your consideration which you rightly referred to in an earlier debate that a petition is an ancient right.
2Re-establish the Great Council of Chief25–4–2016Hon. Viliame GavokaThe petition was defeated
Hon. Gavoka presented the Petition and wished that it be referred to a Standing Committee
3Petition to have tuition fee free for University and Technical Colleges1–6–2016Hon. Viliame GavokaThe petition was defeated
The subject of the petition, Madam Speaker, is that, we provide free tuition at our three universities and all technical colleges for all our students in our country.
ITEM No.PARTICULARSDATE TABLEDPETITION BYReferred to WHICH
Standing Committee
Referred to WHICH
Ministry
Written Response Received onCommittee Report TabledComments
1Village by-Laws8–2–2017Hon. Niko NawaikulaVotes Cast:
Draft Village By-Laws in its current form, content and process against our rights as indigenous peoples as defined by ILO 169 and UNDRIPAyes - 14
Noes - 30
Not Voted - 5
The motion was defeated
2Issue in regards to the Penang Mill operations23–3–2017Hon. Prem SinghVotes Cast:
Petition by Cane Growers of RakirakiAyes - 16
Noes - 26
Not Voted - 8
The motion was defeated
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