August 23, 2013

Australia welcomes new Fiji constitution

Fri 23 Aug 2013

SUVA, Fiji --- Australia has welcomed the release of the 2013 constitution by the Fijian Government which will be promulgated on the 06 September.

A spokesperson at the Australian High Commission said this is a significant development and important step towards Fiji’s commitment to hold elections by September 2014.

The spokesperson said Australia will continue to support Fiji’s return to democracy.

Australia said it has already provided $2.65 million to Fiji’s constitutional and electoral processes and it is consulting closely with other donors and the Fijian authorities to identify further areas for assistance.

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