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Committee deliberations begin on Code of Conduct Bill

February 24, 2019 7:50 am

The Justice, Law and Human Rights Committee has begun deliberations on the 40 submissions received on the Code of Conduct Bill.

Committee Chair, Alvick Maharaj says they’ve had a good response to the Bill with 25 oral and 15 written submissions received.

The committee he says begun yesterday with the final submission from the Water Authority of Fiji before their sorting and analyzing of the previous submissions

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“The common things that are in all the submissions and they are certain issues that are actually raised that at this point in time, the committee might deliberate on and it might not have clarity, so what we’ll do is compile a list of questions and clarification notes and it will be sent back to the drafters.”

Maharaj says the committee will over the next two weeks shift their focus to the Adoption Bill with public consultations to begin next week in the Western Division.

Following that, the Committee Chair says they expect to receive the clarifications and amendments from the drafters before beginning the compilation of their report on the Code of Conduct Bill.

Their final report on the Bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament’s April sitting.

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