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Fijian Opposition walk out, Budget passed

By ANA VURU The Opposition in the Fijian Parliament boycotted today’s sitting in protest at the Government’s 2015 Budget, which they said was riddled with errors, but that did not stop the Budget being passed. The Opposition raised concerns about the 2015 Appropriations Bill last week and whip Ratu Isoa Tikoca says the Government made amendments which it is calling ... Read More »

Several Auditor-General’s reports ‘still not tabled’

By ANA VURU The first meeting of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has been told that a few reports by the Auditor-General still have not been tabled in Parliament, despite an assurance by the Government that it will do this. The comment has come from newly-elected Public Accounts Committee chair and National Federation Party leader Dr Biman Prasad. Addressing the ... Read More »

Public Accounts Committee meets today

By ANA VURU The Secretary-General to Parliament, Viniana Namosimalua, has informed all Public Accounts Committee members that the meeting of PAC will be held at 9am today (Friday) in the small committee room in Parliament. This comes as National Federation Party and nominated PAC chair Dr Biman Prasad told overseas media that it was time members of the Fiji Government ... Read More »

No racial overtone in Modi boycott, says Ro Teimumu

SODELPA MPs write letter to Indian PM By ANA VURU Fijian Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has denied there were racial overtones behind a decision by 15 MPs from her Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) to boycott a speech delivered by visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a special Parliament sitting yesterday. Ro Teimumu made the comment during an ... Read More »

PAC chair hits back on deferred meeting

The Opposition-nominated chair of the Fiji Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee says criticism of his chairmanship by Government MPs is frivolous. After the first meeting of the committee was deferred yesterday, Dr Biman Prasad, who heads the opposition National Federation Party, says the Government MPs are unhappy at comments he has been making concerning the series of recently-released Auditor-General’s reports. “It’s ... Read More »

Dr Prasad is my choice: Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa says her nomination of Dr Biman Prasad as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has been approved by the Speaker to Parliament and should stand. Ro Teimumu’s comment comes in the wake of a decision this morning to defer the committee’s first meeting after Government MPs rejected Dr Prasad’s appointment. “Professor Biman Prasad’s nomination as ... Read More »

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