Fiji rejects Australia, NZ election aid
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Fiji has rejected an offer from Australia and New Zealand to help fund voter registration for the proposed 2014 election.
In January, Fiji’s Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, wrote to Australia and New Zealand officially requesting help for the funding of voter registration in Fiji.
The contract for the work has gone to a Canadian company.
After discussions, Australia and New Zealand agreed to contribute $900,000 dollars each and the funding package was offered.
However both countries have now been told by Mr Sayed-Khaiyum their assistance has not been accepted.