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WTF? ………..Submissions to the constitution should be about ” the right to drink clean water, better shelter and services that can improve the environment.?” Also “the importance of supporting development works carried out by government?”

Tailevu province to start education process on constitution

17:02 Today

 

Tailevu Provincial council members

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Savaira Tabua

The Tailevu Provincial Council meeting have been asked by the Government if education process on constitution could be conducted in the province next week.

PM’s office Director PRO Joeli Besetimoala told the council the importance of preparing for the public consultation.

He advised council members that their submissions should keep in mind the right to drink clean water, better shelter and services that can improve the environment.

Meanwhile, council members have also been reminded on the importance of supporting development works carried out by government.

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11 thoughts on “WTF? ………..Submissions to the constitution should be about ” the right to drink clean water, better shelter and services that can improve the environment.?” Also “the importance of supporting development works carried out by government?”

  1. Australian Foreign Affairs Ministrt, Bob Carr Questioned By Senators in 2012 Budget Estimates on Fiji says:

    Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr Questioned By Senators in 2012 Budget Estimates

    CHAIR: We will move to the Pacific region.

    Senator FAWCETT: Regarding the PALM forum of pacific leaders. Australia was obviously involved. Was Fiji invited by Japan to attend that forum?

    Senator Bob Carr: I understand that Fiji did not attend.
    Senator FAWCETT: That was not my question. Were they invited to attend?

    Ms Rawson : Yes, Fiji was invited to attend. The invitation was extended to the interim foreign minister of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola. In the end, as was said, Fiji did not take up the invitation.

    Senator FAWCETT: Was there any communication between Australia and Japan regarding Fiji’s attendance?

    Ms Rawson : There were a number of discussions with Japan about Fiji’s attendance, by Australia and by other countries in the Pacific Islands Forum.

    Senator FAWCETT: Did those discussions by Australia seek to dissuade the Japanese from extending the invitation?

    Ms Rawson : The discussions with Japan by Australia and other members of the forum centred around the issue that, as this is a meeting that takes place with Pacific Islands Forum members, we and other forum members were concerned that invitations to Fiji be consistent with the position that the forum has taken in regard to Fiji. Therefore, there was concern by Australia and other members of the forum about any invitation being extended to interim Prime Minister Bainimarama.

    Senator FAWCETT: Were you involved in any of those discussion with Japan, Minister?

    Senator Bob Carr: I was in Japan two weeks ago and I expressed appreciation to Japan for agreeing with our position. It would be inappropriate, given the sanctions applying to Fiji for its suspension of democratic practice, for its bearing down on its freedom of association and for its denial of media freedom to have them participate. I can speak at length about our engagement with Fiji now that it is in a process of transition, and about my recent visit there.

    Senator FAWCETT: Mr Richardson, was specific advice provided by the department to the minister regarding this issue?

    Mr Richardson : I will refer to Ms Rawson on that.

    Ms Rawson : I am not aware of any specific advice provided to the minister on it, although we would need to check the record. Certainly our position on it was conveyed in communications to, for example, our mission in Tokyo. It was conveyed in Canberra to the Japanese mission here.

    Senator FAWCETT: That was done directly by DFAT, as opposed to the minister?

    Ms Rawson : Yes. I will take it on notice if there is any further advice to be provided on that.

    Senator Bob Carr: Just to give a fuller answer: I was advised by the department when I was in Japan that thanking the Japanese Foreign Minister for his and his department’s cooperation was appropriate.

    Senator FAWCETT: What is the progress with Fiji’s plans for a new constitution?

    Senator Bob Carr: The government of Fiji is committed to consultation on a new constitution. We spent a little over a day in Fiji with other members of the ministerial action group drawn from the Pacific Islands Forum. We spoke to members of the government, non-government organisations and critics of the government. We said at the end of that process Fiji was in transition. We acknowledged the value of the constitutional consultation. We said we would judge the Fijian interim government according to the breadth of the consultation and the freedom that surrounds that consultation. There should be freedom, for example, of the Methodist conference in Fiji to debate political issues. There should be free coverage of the process by Fijian and overseas media. We do not want foreign media kicked out of the country. We found some of the trends in Fiji encouraging. But the consensus among all members of the ministerial action group—and we worked very closely with New Zealand on this—was that pressure should be maintained to see that Fiji returns to democratic norms.

    Senator FAWCETT: Was Australia invited to assist in any way with the formulation of the constitution?

    Senator Bob Carr: We have been invited to assist with the expenses involved in setting up the electoral office and in seeing that Fiji can move to an authentic election. We are providing over $2 million in aid to facilitate that.

    Senator FAWCETT: Have we got any input into the nature, role and guidelines around that electoral office, or are we just footing the bill?

    Senator Bob Carr: No. We would have input and we will be involved in how that aid is spent. We met with the electoral office when we were in Fiji. The nature of the people who will advise on the constitution—their experience, their backgrounds—is one of the encouraging features of the transition underway in Fiji. We had some discussion of the value of multi-member constituencies elected on proportional representation. That may have some value and may help the country get beyond the challenge of reserved ethnic seats in its legislature.

    Senator FAWCETT: And who from Australia will engage with the electoral office as they seek to make these changes?

    Senator Bob Carr: Officials of AusAID and the acting Australian High Commissioner.

    Senator FAWCETT: Anybody from universities or the AEC—people with expertise in the area?

    Senator Bob Carr: As with PNG, we look forward to providing expertise from the Australian Electoral Commission.

    Senator FAWCETT: Is that extant in the current arrangement that we have around the $2 million, or is it an aspiration?

    Senator Bob Carr: Not that I am aware of. But I will ask AusAID to investigate that; I think it has value.

  2. Maybe they should just come out and say what they want to say: Everyone should be reminded of the importance to respect, obey and adore the RFMF for the way that they have fucked up the nation.

    Bravo boys. Bravo.

  3. What government are they talking about? A legitimate one or one that is founded on treason.

  4. Is this government providing all that? If that is the case why worry about telling people to keep in mind clean water(which any government should provide), shelter(which they already have), and services which again..again any government will have to provide.

    Where did this dumb as came from.

  5. govt of fiji is f up and people are accepting it.fijian have no cuts to fight the regime.

  6. How dare these unelected civil servants go out using taxpayers dollars to ‘educate’ (read: PERSUADE) the provinces to make submissions on what is essentially an illegal and treasonous process in support of the regime.

    I hope Australia, NZ and UNDP are taking note carefully at the impartiality of these ‘consultations’.

    The suggestion by this Besetimoala dude shows the sheer inadequacy of depth or knowledge on what he is pushing out there. The right to water, shelter and services is already GUARANTEED in the 1997 Constitution.

  7. At the end of the day, it will all come down to a simple statement by the RFMF: We have electronic voting, we will know how you voted, so better be careful what you do come election day, because you will be dealt with later. This is the reality in our Banana Republic.

  8. What a joke these bunch of clowns are. Drinking water shelter etc are basic human needs that are the responsibility of any ruling government and therefore must be provided without asking. Unless of course it is a bargaining item for people to vote for the regime in exchange for these basic human needs. Just get on with the elections I can’t wait to vote these thugs out.

  9. Good point John F, though we can take heart from the knowledge that if we all vote for SDL/FLP or anyone BUT the RFMF, then we can be safe in the majority.

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