Monday the 25th of October 2021 marks the prorogation of the third session for the current second term of Parliament.
Prorogation is the term for the formal end of a Parliamentary session. Once Parliament is prorogued, Parliamentary business including Parliament sittings and Parliament Committee proceedings on Bills, motions and reports are suspended until the opening of a new Parliamentary session. However, pursuant to the resolution of Parliament on Friday, 22 October 2021, the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights will continue to undertake its committee mandate pertaining to the Fiji Institute of Chartered Accountants Bill 2021 so as to comply with the resolution of Parliament.
Parliament will stand prorogued from Monday, 25 October until the opening of the next session of Parliament which will be officiated by the new President-elect Ratu Wiliame Katonivere on Monday, 22 November 2021 at 10.00 a.m. After the address by His Excellency the President the Parliament would adjourn and then re-convene on Monday, 29 November 2021 for the week-long sitting.
The Parliament is committed to maintain vigilance and adherence to the COVID-safe measures and protocols in place nationwide, and in that regard, the State Opening of Parliament will only be attended by the Honourable Chief Justice and four other Justices of Appeal and Puisne Judges.