A-G: Reports to be presented in Parliament

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Fijian Parliament in session. Picture: PARLIAMENT OF FIJI

The final reports of the Surfing Decree and Heritage Bill will be presented at the first sitting of Parliament in March.

Attorney-General Siromi Turaga said these were two of a few legislative changes that would be made this year.

“These are comprehensive amendments to the law,” said Mr Turaga.

“For the Surfing Decree, we had considered just taking it out altogether, but we will look at the assessment.”

Mr Turaga said an issue with the decree was that it had nothing to do with surfing.

“It was really about the restriction of using the iqoliqoli for us.

“And why was it called the Surfing Decree?”

Mr Turaga said the Heritage Bill was another legislation that had been put on hold for too long.

“The Heritage Bill went through the FijiFirst Parliament in only two sessions but was never completed.

“Why? Because there was no interest. It was not a priority.”

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