New Bills lined up for Parliament
September 14, 2015 7:13 pm
A big year lies ahead for parliament with a long list of Bills to be presented before the house during its second session.
These include a Bill for a Code of Conduct for Public Office Holders, A Freedom of Information Bill, Community Based Corrections and a Kava Bill.
Parliament will also substantially review a number of existing laws such as the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Act, the Public Enterprises Act, LTA, Police and Mining Act.
President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau while opening parliament yesterday reminded the elected leader that their lives are once of service.
“Those of us in public life must lead by example and especially when you are elected to Parliament. The people have put their trust in you to represent their interests, and while you have a responsibility to your political goal, you have a greater responsibility to the nation as a whole.”
Ratu Epeli also reflected that this would be his last opportunity as President to address Parliament adding that it’s a great privilege and honour to serve the nation.