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Fiji completes work on PNG OHS Reform Bill

April 27, 2015 10:46 pm

Fiji successfully completed the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Reform Bill for the PNG Department of Labour & Industrial Relations.

The PNG OSH Reform Bill drafted by Fiji’s Ministry of Employment, began in 2011 upon Cabinet’s endorsement on 5 April 2011.

This is provided for through the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Agreement.

The 1st draft Bill was completed within 6 months on 23 October of 2011.

Through a series of workshops with PNG tripartite stakeholders, the Bill went through 6 drafts and was completed on 31 March this year.

The Bill is now ready for endorsement by the PNG National Executive Council before it is tabled to the PNG Parliament in the third quarter of this year.