THE Constitution Commission needs to understand the needs of all people in Fiji, the circumstances in which they live and their concerns and ambitions.
And this is one of their greatest challenge as they continue to receive submissions from the people.
Commission member Prof Christina Murray said they were working on a tight timetable to ensure everyone's views were taken on board in the formulation of the new laws.
"Our job is then to produce a constitution that we believe will provide a good basis for addressing these needs and allowing people to fulfil their ambitions," Prof Murray said.
"This means that our main challenge is to hear from people in all sectors of Fijian society — the young and the old, the rich and poor, urban and rural people, women and men, leaders and others."
When asked about how Fijians overseas could make their submissions, Prof Murray said the easiest way would be to make submissions through their website.
"In many countries where there is a Fijian embassy or high commission, they can drop them off there too, or they can mail them to us," Prof Murray said.
She said the commission received about 1000 submissions. These exclude those who emailed their submissions or posted them on their website or facebook page.